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H.Z. Taghiyev History Museum, Baku

(4.5/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Came after dinner in the Museum, made a personal tour and about 1.5 hours walked through the Museum. A wonderful tour! Very complete and interesting collection, wanted to stay there twice, all consider remain pressed for some exhibits. If it were not for the evening, we would once again bypassed the Museum yourself. One of the most durable museums, which generally is excellent.
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  • It took about 2 hours to greater than expected building, seen from the beginning until the end. Description of the hotel for more information written in English and Russia. Particularly interesting, such as the movement of people or currency distribution, petroleum development, deeper understanding about the history of the country of Azerbaijan. Increase in brutal photographs of the conflict with Armenia and neighboring countries by wars and genocide and exhibit in the modern history of the second half just as you leave the hotel quite heavily now feel. Building in use made a fortune in the oil millionaire Tagiev mansion, living space had been displayed at the end of the tour route. That gorgeous gorgeous decorations I will breath.
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  • Museum Interior, tour guide. In TripAdvisor address is incorrect-the Museum is located close to the old town. If it leads to an airport based on address-do not drive))
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  • 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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