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Taghiyev History Museum

Tagiyeva St., 4, Baku 1005, Azerbaijan
+994 12 493 36 48
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Learn the history of Azerbaijan

There is a wealth of information about the history of Azerbaijan. Well-displayed. But it takes... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
mdgdc
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Washington DC
Average museum with an outstanding guide

Sophyia walked me through the 6 rooms of the Azeri history on the top floor. She was amazing. So... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
hally33ie
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“oil baron” (5 reviews)
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Tagiyeva St., 4, Baku 1005, Azerbaijan
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+994 12 493 36 48
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

There is a wealth of information about the history of Azerbaijan. Well-displayed. But it takes several hours to begin to see all the exhibits. The spectacular mansion is also highly worth seeing.

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Sophyia walked me through the 6 rooms of the Azeri history on the top floor. She was amazing. So knowledgeable and so interesting. Got an amazing insight into the history. Definitely worth a visit. The musoc museum in the second floor has some stunning phographs....More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

I made a decision to visit this museum the night before having dinner at the famous Shirvanshah's museum restaurant (must visit, see that review), when a waiter took us on a tour and explained about Taghiyev. He was an ordinary construction worker who invested his...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

This museum is really like seeing two different things. One an old oil baron's mansion and all its opulence. And two the museum exhibits with nice history of the local area. Definitely stop here for an hour or two

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This museum is located in the former palatial mansion of 19th century oil baron, Zeynalabdin Tagiyev. It was confiscated by the Bolsheviks in 1920. This elaborate Italian Resnaissance-style mansion was not divided into apartments for the proleteriat, but rather converted into a museum. The collections...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

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 Zeynalabadin Taghiyev. This building, which covers an entire...More

1  Thank HINAWASEEM
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Reviewed 28 July 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. Then on the second floor it continues to the current age....More

1  Thank Farid V
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

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 English. Bumped into the curator or assistant curator. Told me...More

1  Thank Cowas B
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

A fascinating Palace with Azery history well explained Azery history is hard to understand with the borders being defined not by the people but wars and international agreements. Defining the borders by those who have Azery blood and language would give a much larger country....More

1  Thank Cyril-Mundy
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

We visited the Taghiyev History Museum last week while in Baku. The museum is amazing, the wealth that was here and the bloody history that happened as well. It’s a beautiful former home, very regal and luxurious with lots of great information, lots in English...More

2  Thank JGDynamo
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jordanellie41
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Response from Ros649 | Reviewed this property |
Içeri Sehar is the nearest metro but the museum is right in the centre of the city just off Fountain Square, easy to get to. About 6 minutes walk from the old city. A taxi will have to drive quite a distance because of... More
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