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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  • Several rooms of industrialist and philanthropist Haji Seinalabdin Tagiyev have been restored during the years of independence in the premises of his own palace, which houses the Museum of The History of Azerbaijan. Very interesting cabinet, bedroom, billiardroom, East Hall, etc. True, recently (May 2019) the museum has got up for repairs and is not available to visit.
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  • Judging by the reviews and recommendations of the guidebook, the museum is very worthy. The identity of the owner deserves the greatest respect. Alas, in May 2019 the museum is closed for repairs. Check before visiting.
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  • Excellent place for history and museum lovers. Humanity history is shown with the help of Azerbaijan ancient history. Also, It used to be H.Tagiyev's home when it was built, and interesting fact is, the house was built in 2 parts. One part designed with Eastern architecture, another part was designed Western Barocco style. Tagiyev invite his special guests to these rooms and he met with them in those symbolic rooms depends on where the guests came from.
  • 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.
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