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History of one oil baron

History of one oil baron

Days: Everyday Duration:  4 hours Information:  Romantic tour “History of one oil baron”, covers two Azerbaijani oil eras: the first oil boom (end of the XIX and early XX centuries), and almost 100 years later, the second (the end of XX and beginning of XXI centuries). Walking part of the tour begins from city centre to the palace of the former oil magnate Murtuza Mukhtarov, one of the richest people in the time of the first oil boom. The house was built (1911 – 1912) in Venetian style, and now is the central palace of weddings and one of the most beautiful architectural buildings of Baku. Then we visit the historical part of the city of the same era: building – “Caspian – Black Sea oil industry and trade society” (owned by Rothschild brothers, 1898 – 1899); City Hall in Baku (Baku City Duma, a masterpiece of the Polish architect I. Goslavsky, which is called “Caucasian Rastrelli”, 1899 – 1904); building “Ismailliye” belonging to other oil baron Musa Nagiyev (1910). Part of excursion by car starting from the main gate of Old City (Icheri Sheher). Then we visit the village  Mardakan on the Apsheron Peninsula, where is a summer house of Murtuza Mukhtarov. On the way to Baku we visit Emircan village, where is another architectural masterpiece – Juma Mosque Murtuza Mukhtarov (1908), 40 meter high minarets which are seen far beyond the village. By the way, this place is where he was born and buried the Romantic Baron, where it ends, “the story of one oil baron.” During the tour you will get acquainted with the enormous changes in the city, starting from the second oil boom, that is, in the present, you will also see how the place of old oil factories t  (formerly called “Black City”), changes into a unique new life project «White city». Included in the price: • Comfortable transport • English, Arabic or Russian speaking guide • Tickets Prices

Prices per person
 2 pax  3 pax  4-6 pax  7-16 pax
 55 usd 40 usd  35 usd  25 usd


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