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Maiden Tower

If you are visiting Baku, you will surely notice the Maiden Tower – one of the most emblematic sights of Azerbaijan, rising near the shore of the Caspian Sea. The walls are made of thick brick, and the tower contains a total of eight levels. The top can only be reached via a winding staircase, but the view from the top opens to a beautiful panorama of Icheri Sheher, the Caspian Sea, and the rest of the city. Because of its unique shape and design, Maiden Tower has become the unofficial symbol of Baku. Since the Caspian Sea is 28 m below sea level, and the bottom of Maiden Tower is at the water level, it means that when you are standing at the top of the tower, you are actually at sea level.

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