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Palace of Happiness, Baku

#109 of 185 in Things to do in Baku
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Palace of Happiness, previously called Mukhtarov Palace after its owner, is a landmark former mansion of the Oil Boom period. It was constructed by the oil baron, Murtuza Mukhtarov, for his beloved wife, Liza Taganova. When the Bolsheviks seized power in 1920 the French Gothic building was confiscated and later turned into a Muslim women's club. Currently it functions as a place where marriages are registered. A visit to Palace of Happiness represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Baku online travel planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Our tour guide told us nice stories about this place. This is piece of history and nowadays this is place when couple got married. So it's really Palace of Happiness.  more »
  • This is a big house of an oil baron before the Soviet took over Azerbaijan. This is built for his wife like the Indian Taj Mahal.A must.  more »
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