Ganja City


“Nizami Ganjavi Museum”Nizami Museum in Ganja-min

Nizami Ganjavi’s work has been an integral part of our people’s spirituality for more than eight centuries. The whole life and rich literary activity of the great artist is connected with Ganja, which at that time was the largest city of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus, as well as an important cultural center of the Middle East. The poet lived and created here all his life and gave poetry word art pearls valuable than each other to the world. In Nizami Museum the erected in his memory displays the rich exhibits about the life and world-famous works of the famous poet.


Park named after “Nizami’s predecessors and successors” in Hajikand settlement of Ganja city

Statues of poets, writers and people who were brought up in the Ganja environment, including Nizami Ganjavi, were distinguished in the “Predecessors and Successors” park. There are a total of 17 monuments, including the names of such historical figures as Mahsati Ganjavi, Mirza Shafi Vazeh, Abul-Ula Ganjavi, Givami Ganjavi, Usta Bandar, Sheikh Zaman, Doctor Khatibi Ganjavi, Afrasiyab and Omar Ganji. The author of the monuments is sculptor Asaf Hasanov.









Baku City


National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi

The museum building was built in the 1860s as a two-story caravanserai. The architect of the building is Gasim bey Hajibababayov. In 1915, the building functioned as the Metropol Hotel. Later, in 1918-1920, employees of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic lived and worked here, and in 1920-1930, the Council of Trade Unions of Azerbaijan was located here.

The museum was established in the early 1940s. The most selected artists of Azerbaijan were involved in the creation of the national vocabulary.

The museum was established by the order of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Azerbaijan SSR No. 4972 dated November 1, 1939 on the organization of a permanent exhibition memorial museum dedicated to the 800th anniversary of Nizami Ganjavi. However, its opening took place on May 14, 1945. As part of the project of architects Sadig Dadashov and Mikayil Useynov, major repairs were carried out, statues were installed on the main facade and two more floors were completed. Statues of prominent Azerbaijani poets and writers have been installed on the facade of the building. Mahammad Fuzuli (sculptor F. Abdurrahmanov), Molla Panah Vagif (sculptor J. Qaryagdi), Mirza Fatali Akhundov (sculptor P. Sabsay), Khurshidbanu Natavan (sculptor E. Tripolskaya), Jalil Mammadguluzadeh (sculptor) N. sculptor S.Klyatsky). The interior of the museum was decorated by Latif Karimov.  

The stages of development of Azerbaijani literature have found their reflection in the Museum exhibitions enriched with innovations, completely computerized and referred to world standarts. The ancient manuscripts, examples of material culture, pictures, carpets, unique books, finr miniatures, manuscripts of famous calligraphers, numismatics, memorabilia of writers, documental photos, sculptures, maps, the pieces of applied arts and crafts attract attention of the visitors. In the innovative exhibition the guests of the Museum can get acquainted with valuable audio-video materials – various films, fragments of performances, music pieces of well-known Azerbaijani composers and poetic examples performed by popular actors.



Nizami metro station

Station in Baku Metro. It was opened in 1985. At the time of its opening, Nizami was the last station of the first line of the Baku Metro.

The artist Mikayil Abdullayev created and designed miniature mosaics of Nizami’s portraits and works in the underground palace inside the metro station.



Nizami Cinema Center

“Nizami” cinema is a operating cultural object in Baku.

It was put into operation in 1934.

The cinema building was reconstructed in accordance with the Order of the President of Azerbaijan “On the development of cinema in Azerbaijan.”

It was reopened on November 24, 2011 after a major overhaul. The opening was made by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev.