Maiden Tower

Maiden Tower

Info

Location Baku, Azerbaijan (Old City)
Local Name Qız Qalası

Project Description

The Maiden Tower is a 12th-century monument in the Old City, Baku, Azerbaijan. Along with the Shirvanshahs’ Palace, dated to the 15th century, it forms a group of historic monuments listed in 2001 under the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments as cultural property, Category III. It is one of Azerbaijan’s most distinctive national emblems, and is thus featured on Azeri currency notes and official letterheads.The Maiden Tower houses a museum, which presents the story of historic evolution of the Baku city. It also has a gift shop.