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Taghiyev History Museum

Tagiyeva St., 4, Baku 1005, Azerbaijan
+994 12 493 36 48
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Layers of History!

This museum was one of the masterpieces of Baku. It is the largest museum of the city with more... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
via mobile
If you are interested in museum, this is a must-see one

The museum is located in the old property of Mr. Taghiyev. It contains two floors. On the first... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Farid V
Tehran, Iran
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“oil baron” (4 reviews)
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Tagiyeva St., 4, Baku 1005, Azerbaijan
+994 12 493 36 48
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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

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
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
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
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
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The magnificent mansion of Tagliev, converted into an all inclusive museum of Azerbaijan, is definitely worth an hour. It has a lot of well presented information in English on various subjects - not only history. Religion, culture, handicrafts, oil just to name a few. The...More

2  Thank 70ava
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The oil barons of Baku were so rich at the turn of the century that they could afford totally astonishing houses like this one. The first part of the tour is an interesting enough history of Baku, but for me the highlight was the second...More

1  Thank NIGEL586
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Taghiyev History Museum is a good place to visit. I like the architecture and atmosphere. Diffidently worth a visit.

1  Thank Mehdi_Farrokh
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Anyone whoever comes to Baku must see Taghiyev's house because Azerbaijan is famous with its oil and Taghiyev was national industrial magnate and philanthropist.

Thank Jamila M
Reviewed 3 July 2016

An interesting Museum depicting the history of Azerbaijan. I would definitely recommend taking a guide; I was fortunate enough that this museum was included on my scheduled tour of the area. You have to bare in mind that there is a lot of history between...More

Thank deborahk3
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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