Azerbaijan State Museum of History, Baku

Azerbaijan State Museum of History, Baku

Azerbaijan State Museum of History is the largest museum of Azerbaijan, located in Baku, in the former mansion of Azerbaijani oil magnate and philanthropist Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev. It was founded in 1920.

The building of the Museum was built in 1893-1902. The Italian Renaissance-style mansion is immense and takes up an entire city block. There are four floors in some parts of the building. It was designed by Polish architect Józef Gosławski. On the second floor of Taghiyev's residence, side by side there are two major ballrooms. One is based on Oriental designs (Mauritanian) style and the other, on Occidental design. The Oriental Room has enormous plate glass windows, gilded arches, highly ornamental walls, ceilings and chandeliers. The lines in the Occidental Room are more perpendicular to each other – rectangular.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Sight Name: Azerbaijan State Museum of History
Sight Location: Baku, Azerbaijan (See walking tours in Baku)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery

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