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Taghiyev History Museum

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Address: Tagiyeva St., 4, Baku, Azerbaijan
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+994 12 493 36 48

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Private house more richly decorated than many palaces

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... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 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 half with its amazing bedroom and halls. 20 years later the rich cultural blossoming Taghiyev's... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

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

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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
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 Azerbaijan and its neighbours and obviously the presentation is very much a biased view .... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This museum gives a really good overview of Azerbaijans history (perhaps with a slight political slant). It is definitely worth getting a tour guide. Our guide spent two hours with us and was enthusiatic and reqlly into the material. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Joseph H
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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lot the visit at the Museum.. In the beginning we thought to stay an hour.. we paid for a tour guide and stayed for two hours. The museum summarize much of Azarbijan History which is very interesting. our children also found it interesting.

Thank Ehudineze
Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

My advice is Take a guide! Nice museum. I enjoyed it. I was shocked particularly by the history of the 19th and 20th century. Having visited Georgia National Historical Museum and this one I had to think and digest the information i got. Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan have got SO MUCH IN COMMON. same history, same events, same reasons. Worth visiting... More 

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Willoughby, Australia
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Reviewed 13 December 2015

A beautiful place, yet again history of other nations is blatantly and deliberately used to create a new ancient Azerbaijan. I could write a 1000 page critical review, but I was stunned at the revisionism and claims on the history & culture of neighboring nations

3 Thank Paul A
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

This museum takes you back into ancient times and then slowly, century by century brings you to modern Azerbaijan. Comprehensive exhibitions, cheap to visit. I would allow about 2 hours for the visit

2 Thank Anastasija_anarid
Cairns, Australia
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Hard to find but well worth it. Full of history and wonderful artefacts. I had to drag myself away. Highly recommended

2 Thank Ros649

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