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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 museum is located in the old property of Mr. Taghiyev. It contains two floors. On the first floor you get familiar with the Azerbaijan history from the Paleolithic age to after emerging Islam. The...  more »
  • Do not know how to jeksursiej, but without-definitely not too interesting. On the ground floor there is a lot of information written on it. Learn from this something difficult. Somehow ponagljadnee need to communicate history. On the second, history 19-20 century podohodchivee described. At the end of a suddenly-chic rooms housing taghiyev. Plus-all duplicated in Russian and English
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  • This museum is a must. Hidden away in the small streets, but can be found on the map. The place has some interesting displays and stretching back centuries. All the displays have a description in Engl...  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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Baku's emphasis on architectural diversity--and its fondness for constructions that put all previous buildings to shame--has yielded a range of accommodations. Look no further than the waterfront high-rises for contemporary luxury, or take a peek at the more storied surrounding boulevards for 19th-century class, with grand hotels and stylish boutiques set in Baroque and neoclassical buildings. A smattering of budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses lies throughout the city, particularly on side streets close to the main attractions and train stations.
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