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Taghiyev History Museum

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Most interesting history museum in Baku

The most interesting museum in Baku! I took an English speaking guide who told me about the life of... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Helmut S
Largest museum in Baku

It was established in 1920 in the palatial mansion of the oil Barron Haji Zeynalabadin Taghlyev. It... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2018
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4 Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev St, Baku 1005, Azerbaijan
+994 12 493 36 48
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

The most interesting museum in Baku! I took an English speaking guide who told me about the life of Haji Zeynalabadin Taghiyev, and explained the displayed artefacts. In fact all displays are explained in Russian, Azeri and English on labels adjacent to the exhibits thus...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

It was established in 1920 in the palatial mansion of the oil Barron Haji Zeynalabadin Taghlyev. It is built in the Renaissance style and designed by the Polish architect Joseph Golsawski and confiscated by the Red army in 1920.the nisei has many sections like the...More

1  Thank meattle
Reviewed May 6, 2018

This is basically a history museum situated inside once a rich person's house. The museum displays are not super interesting, but parts of the house that were preserved from when the person lived there are of some interest.

Thank vamsally
Reviewed December 10, 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.

1  Thank mdgdc
Reviewed December 1, 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 November 23, 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

2  Thank B1714D
Reviewed November 20, 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

Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed October 29, 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 September 14, 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 HINA W
Reviewed 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. Then on the second floor it continues to the current age....More

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August 11, 2018|
Response from meattle | Reviewed this property |
It is open 6 days a week and closed on Mondays 10 am to 6 pm ( not sure) It is free
October 24, 2015|
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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