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H.Z. Taghiyev History Museum, Baku

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History Museum Museum
Explore history and vast cultural heritage at H.Z. Taghiyev History Museum. This site represents the largest museum in the country, set in the Italian Renaissance-style mansion of the former oil magnate Taghiyev. Set up in 1920 by Bolsheviks, the museum documents the region's complex and interwoven past through more than 2,000 well-presented exhibits. Ceramics, intricate metalwork, weapons, and ornate textiles, pre-historic burial mounds, and ancient stone carvings are housed in two large ballrooms, one in oriental and the other cccidental style. The museum's second floor details Taghiyev's life through restored personal quarters with carefully restored fin-de-siècle style rooms. Due to the size and variety of collection, consider getting a tour guide. See H.Z. Taghiyev History Museum and all Baku has to offer by arranging your trip with our Baku tour planner.
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  • The magnificent mansion of Tagliev, converted into an all inclusive museum of Azerbaijan, is definitely worth an hour. It has a lot of well presented information in English on various subjects - not o...  more »
  • The oil barons of Baku were so rich at the turn of the century that they could afford totally astonishing houses like this one. The first part of the tour is an interesting enough history of Baku, but...  more »
  • Taghiyev History Museum is a good place to visit. I like the architecture and atmosphere. Diffidently worth a visit.  more »
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  • If you love history, you've got to see this museum. Every stage of history of Azerbaijan is described with lots of interesting exhibits. There is also Tağıyev museum included, with several rooms imitating his once fabulous accommodation.
  • Interesting exhibitions and very educational (albeit a bit too nationalistic at times). The second floor is larger than it seems - you'll need more than an hour to make the best of everything.
  • One of the rare places, which can visit history lovers. You can enjoy some so ancient historic examples, also great azerbaijani Hacı Zeynalabdın Tagıyev house museum
  • It is worth visiting Taghiyev's dining room.
  • Very good.