Museums in Baku

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Museums in Baku

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  • cjschreiner
    Chandler, AZ1,988 contributions
    If you’re unfamiliar with the history of Azerbaijan this is the place to go. Also the amazing architecture of the building make it a must see in Baku
    Written June 27, 2022
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  • TravelDreams
    Portland, OR273 contributions
    This was a more informative museum than I thought it would be! Very nicely designed and laid out, not crowded. Gorgeous!
    Written June 19, 2022
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  • Khayal Charkaz
    Baku, Azerbaijan29 contributions
    One of the most attractive and extraordinary places in the heart of the Inner city. Of course paintings, masterpieces of Mr. Ali are wonderful!
    Written March 6, 2020
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  • nadi O o
    Israel1,181 contributions
    I have never seen such a collection of tiny miniature books. It is really a unique place in the lovely old town of Baku . Do not miss it and the entrance is free.
    Written June 27, 2022
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  • Rumskys
    Portland, OR645 contributions
    The inside of this building is just spectacular. Entrance fee for foreigners was 10 manat and I recommend paying the extra 3 manat per group to have a guide as well. There is a lot of interesting history behind this man and his family but just seeing this opulent construction is worth the time.
    Written April 7, 2022
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  • Nikhil P
    Mumbai, India1,327 contributions
    After finishing our old city tour, we reached this museum. Being Monday, it was closed and so I had to visit this museum from outside only. There are beautiful sculptures and photographs outside the museum where people can know about the historical figures of Azerbaijan. Its good for taking pictures as well.
    Written February 27, 2020
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  • YacovHerzlia_Israel
    Herzlia, Israel97 contributions
    The complex itself is less than a hour’s drive from Baku,and includes three separate museums.One is the Ethnographic Museum a kind of open air museum,the second is a Museum of Antiques, and the third is Castle Museum.
    Based on our tour guide recommendations we visited only the Ethnographic Museum.Entry fee just for this museum is 10 Manat.The place is quite good organized and allows to the visitors seeing different layers of how rural Azerbaijan people lived in past.You’ll need to see all about 30-40 minutes.
    Near the complex is a unique art museum who probably is not belonging to the complex but just to see this museum ,is worth coming here.The entry to this wonderful museum is free of charge.The museum has two floors where artworks made of recycled materials are displayed.(see below)
    Written June 5, 2019
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  • Masthuggsbo
    Gothenburg, Sweden44 contributions
    Here was the place where the Nobel brothers founded their wealth. Together with the other oiltycoons, like Rockefeller. Alfred used his shares to build up was had to become The Nobel Prices. In this house the worlds first A/C was installed and the first Bell telephone system in the Russian Empire. A very must visit if in Baku.
    Written October 7, 2019
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  • Jad
    Qatar50 contributions
    Good visit but the ACs are off. The ladies in the halls dont know how to smile and clearly hate there jobs.
    Written October 1, 2019
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  • Cyrus I
    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia27 contributions
    This gallery could really benefit from some curating. The interior design and the amount of art scattered throughout creates a feeling of incredible of clutter.
    Written September 9, 2019
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  • Departure811861
    Germany857 contributions
    This site is in the immediate neighbourhood of Maiden Tower. You can go there with your Maiden Tower entrance ticket, so it is kind of free. The exhibits are interesting, especially when you have already seen part of the old city. The atmosphere there is very lively because mostly people from all corners of the planet are hanging around. Interesting observations are possible.
    Written May 27, 2019
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  • Holger C
    Berlin, Germany1,106 contributions
    The Independence Museum covers a number of rooms on the second floor in this huge and beautiful museum building.
    I paid an entry fee of 5 menats as well as 2 menats for a tour guide who was really helpful given that most explanations aren’t in English. She showed a lot of knowledge and answered questions honestly, but from her very perspective.
    The exhibition shows mainly photos and some exhibits from various times of Azerbaijan’s struggle for independence. Given that this is a state museum, it of course shows the state’s perspective. However, it’s a good opportunity to learn something about the country and its historic mentality.
    I advise to visit the independence museum and to pay for a guide. 2 menats aren’t too much and without the exhibition may not be understandable. Time to spend is roughly 60-90 minutes.
    Written May 20, 2018
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  • Raj F
    Sydney, Australia198 contributions
    We went to the gallery just before an opening and were allowed to look around. It is a commercial gallery selling local artists at very reasonable prices.
    Written February 25, 2019
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  • Helmut S
    Bangkok, Thailand1,680 contributions
    It took us some time to find the building because on Tripadvisor's map the marker is almost 1 km out of place, luckily the house number is correct. Uzeir Gadzhibekov lived for 20 years in the rooms which are now a museum. Later on he moved to a place provided by the government, near Nizami/Old City area. The museum shows his desk, music instruments and several utensiles he used incl. the suit he wore when conducting concerts, numerous photos and paintings, the Lenin and Stalin order, presents he received for his achievements, and the original furniture. He composed the National Anthems of Azerbaijan, 7 operas and 3 musicals. Entrance fee was 5 Manat/person, the very knowledgeable guide explained all displays but spoke only Azeri thus it is worthwhile to have an interpreter for the visit of this museum.
    Written September 9, 2018
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  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
    You can find this museum next to the Flag Square of Baku. It was established in 2015 by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The museum was built in a building built in 1921 which used to be an old power station which used to provide energy to the oil fields near Baku. We saw some interesting petroglyphs here which belonged to Gobustan and Gala. We also saw gravestones and household items from middle ages. You can also see the exhibits of sculptor Huseyn Hagvas called "The Artery". It is a good place to learn about the evolution of stone art in Azerbaijan. The displays are very artistic and beautifully lit.
    Written September 6, 2017
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