Palace of Happiness, Baku

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The Palace of Happiness (Palace of Marriage Registrations) is a palace located in the city of Baku, Azerbaijan. The palace was built in 1911-12 on the orders of oil baron Murtuza Mukhtarov who wanted the palace built for his wife. It was built to the designs of Polish architect Jozef Plosko who designed a beautiful Neo-Gothic building modelled on a building Mukhtarov had seen on a trip to France. The palace was used as the home for Mukhtarov and his wife until an incident that saw three Russians shot and Mukhtarov committing suicide. After the incident, the building was given to a women's organisation before becoming a museum and then a place to register a marriage. The palace is still known for its wonderful architecture in the city today.

Getting there

The palace is situated to the east of the city centre. You can get there by taking the train to ‘Keshla’, which is a short walk away. You can also take the bus to ‘Araz’, the 2, 4, 26 and 67 buses stop at that stop which is a short walk away from the palace.

Opening Times and Admission

You can visit the outside of the building at any hour of any day for free.

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