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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. 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 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 »
  • A clear example of what can make a poor Shoemaker, if will work tirelessly. After going through all the stages from working to millionaire-this man has always stretched out a helping hand to those in need. For his very many prominent personalities were educated. Although Taghiyev had no education short nugget who exemplifies the love of country. Well, the House in which he lived is ârčajŝim an example of the versatility of his talent.
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  • Taghiyev History Museum is a good place to visit. I like the architecture and atmosphere. Diffidently worth a visit. 
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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.
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