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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  • September 14, 2017
    This museum was one of the masterpieces of Baku. It is the largest museum of the city with more than 2000 artifacts. This museum was established in 1920 in the palatial mansion of the oil baron Haji Z...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    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 »
  • July 18, 2017
    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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  • February 27, 2017
    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.
  • January 22, 2017
    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.
  • February 7, 2016
    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
  • May 9, 2016
    It is worth visiting Taghiyev's dining room.
  • January 19, 2016
    Very good.

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