H.Z. Taghiyev History Museum, Baku

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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. To visit H.Z. Taghiyev History Museum on your trip to Baku, use our Baku vacation planner .
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  • The Museum is located in the same building with the Museum of the history of Azerbaijan, but as far as luxurious halls, rooms. Zeynalabdin Tagiyev was a rich man, the full flavor of its taste can be seen in this Palace, I would say! Long we took pictures in the halls of this Palace, I reminded this the vorontsovsky Palace in alupka and the Stroganoff Palace in St. Petersburg!
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  • It felt like a little oil wealth made a fortune in Russia Empire in 1900, when the mansion is the high ceilings, plush Interior, the Palace. That led to a vast fortune of more than a century ago, but only this building is built oil was amazing. Thing about history from ancient times until the independence Azerbaijan Azerbaijan were exhibited. I think history of Azerbaijan has been at the mercy of various ethnic groups, such as Mongolia, Persia (Iran), Imperial Russia and Soviet Union because the must-see places in Baku.
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  • There is a wealth of information about the history of Azerbaijan. Well-displayed. But it takes several hours to begin to see all the exhibits. The spectacular mansion is also highly worth seeing.  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.
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