Ismailiyya Palace
Ismailiyya Palace
4.5

Top ways to experience Ismailiyya Palace and nearby attractions

The area
Address
How to get there
  • Nizami Gəncəvi • 2 min walk
  • İçəri Şəhər • 5 min walk

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles5 reviews
Excellent
2
Very good
3
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Departure811861
Germany872 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
Due to its pseudo-Venetian style, this building on Istiqlal Street seems strange when you look at it from the nearby park. It is only about 110 years old and it has seen a turbulent history, which has been told in the other reviews. The man who had the palace built was an oil baron who sponsored a lot of institutions for the people of Baku, especially for the poor ones. Again, one can see that Baku is a very inhomogeneous mixture of architectonic styles.
Written 6 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
The story of two buildings in Baku brought tears to my eyes. One was this building and the other one was The Palace of Happiness. When the son of Aga Musa Nagiev, the richest but stingiest Oil Baron in Azerbaijan, died of tuberculosis, he was advised by his friend to build a beautiful building in his memory. So Nagiev hired the top Polish architect to design a building in Venetian Gothic style which he donated to the Islamic Charity. The building was damaged and restored repeatedly. Eventually all Islamic inscriptions were removed from it and the building was made the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan.
Written 7 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Ismailiyya Palace (Baku) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Ismailiyya Palace