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Ismailiyya Palace, Baku

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Admire the Ismailiyya Palace, a landmark historical building on Istyglaliyyat Street in central Baku that currently serves as the Presidium of the azerbaijan Academy of Sciences. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century, designed by Polish architect Josef Ploshko and financed by the oil tycoon Musa Naghiyev in honour of his deceased son Ismayil. Originally the striking Venetian Gothic building housed the Baku Muslim Charity Society. Stroll by and admire all the details. To visit Ismailiyya Palace and other attractions in Baku, use our Baku trip planner.
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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »

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