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National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, Baku

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Explore Azerbaijan's vast history and cultural heritage at the National Museum of History of Azerbaijan. This site represents the largest museum in the country, set in the Italian Renaissance-style mansion of the former oil magnate Taghiyev. Set up in 1920 by the Bolsheviks, the museum documents the region's complex and interwoven past through more than 2,000 well-presented exhibits. Ceramics, intricate metalwork, weapons, and ornate textiles, pre-historic burial mounds, and ancient stone carvings are housed in two large ballrooms, one in oriental and the other occidental style. The museum's second floor details Taghiyev's life through restored personal quarters with carefully restored fin-de-si├Ęcle style rooms. Due to the size and variety of the collection, consider getting a tour guide. To visit National Museum of History of Azerbaijan on your trip to Baku, use our Baku vacation planner.
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  • We visited the museum because of the positive reviews on google and TripAdvisor. However, for us it was a deception. The third of the museum as closed/not accessible. The rooms of the former owner... 
    We visited the museum because of the positive reviews on google and TripAdvisor. However, for us it was a deception. The third of the museum as closed/not accessible. The rooms of the former owner...  more »
  • I paid the full 10 manat to enter, only to find that the main exhibition (the history of Azerbaijan) was closed, leaving me with the house (which is beautiful enough, but no explanations or... 
    I paid the full 10 manat to enter, only to find that the main exhibition (the history of Azerbaijan) was closed, leaving me with the house (which is beautiful enough, but no explanations or...  more »
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  • Beautiful palace. If you want to see how rich people lived back then, you should visit the museum. Most of the items are reconstructed, but overall looks very beautiful.
  • A must visit. Full of soul. The guide was exceptional. Ticket was 10 manat, plus 3 for English guide (optional).

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