Maiden's Tower (Giz Galasy)
Azerbaijan, Baku

The most magnificent and most mysterious monument in Baku and, in particular, the Icheri Sheher, is Giz Galasy - the Maiden’s Tower. The construction has the form of a huge cylinder, whose height is 28 meters. The thickness of the walls of the tower reaches 5 meters at the base and 4 meters at a height of 8 floors. The tower consists of 8 levels, dividing it into 8 floors. The Maiden Tower by its architecture has no analogues in the whole East and is an unspoken symbol of Baku. The age of the tower is still the subject of historical debate. In classical history, the time of its construction is determined by the XII century, but some researchers suggest that the tower was a chapel of fire worshipers and, in this regard, date it to the VIII-VII centuries BC. The name "Maiden" means "unconquered", "impregnable." The mystery of the tower gave rise to many legends associated with its name. According to one of them, the shah fell in love with his own daughter and decided to marry her. Having been horrified by the upcoming marriage with her father, and wanting to dissuade him, her daughter asked to build a tower, so that she would allegedly give consent. When the tower was ready, the shah did not change his mind. And then the girl climbed onto the tower and threw herself into the sea from it. Inside the tower today is a museum. Ancient exhibits, carpets, amusing installations showing the life of the 18th-19th centuries: oil production by a bucket from a well, dinner in a teahouse, etc.

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