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Maiden Tower
Qız Qalası
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The Maiden Tower
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Location Old City, Baku, Azerbaijan
Type Tower
Height 29.5 m (97 ft)
Completion date 12th century
Official name: Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshahs' Palace and Maiden Tower
Type: Cultural
Criteria: iv
Designated: 2000 (24th session)
Reference #: 958
State Party: Azerbaijan
Region: Europe and North America
Endangered: 2003–2009

The Maiden Tower, also called Giz Galasi, is in the Old City, Baku in Azerbaijan. It is an ancient tower that shows the presence of Zoroastrians, Sassanians, Arabs, Persians, Shirvanis, Ottomans, and Russians. It was built in the 12th century as part of the walled city of Baku. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The tower is one of the most noted landmarks and Azerbaijan's most distinctive national emblems. It is on the Manat and other official letter heads.

The Maiden Tower now has a museum.


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