Dadiani Palaces Historical and Architectural Museum, Zugdidi

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Dadiani Palaces History and Architectural Museum is a Georgian national museum located in Zugdidi, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region, Georgia. The Dadiani Palaces History and Architecture Museum is considered to be one of the most eminent palaces in Caucasus.
The first exhibition, of archaeological excavations of the ancient city of Nakalakevi was prepared by Megrelian prince David Dadiani and took place in 1840. Three palaces form the modern museum complex, parts of which are also Blachernae Virgin Church and Zugdidi Botanical Garden. The Dadiani Palaces History and Architecture Museum houses some exhibits of natural cultural heritage of Georgia – Tagiloni treasure materials, Mother of God holy vesture, the icon of queen Bordokhan – mother of queen Tamar of Georgia, manuscripts from 13th – 14th centuries, miniatures, memorial relics of Dadiani dynasty, and objects connected to emperor of France Napoleon Bonaparte – brought to the palace by the husband of David Dadiani's daughter, prince Achille Murat, grandson of Napoleon's sister, Carolina.
The palace was fully transformed into a museum on May 1, 1921, at the initiative of Georgian ethnographer and geologist Akaki Chanturia.
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  • The museum palace, in which Princess Ekaterina Dadiani of Megrelya sat and which Prince David Dadiani of Samegrelo personally discovered during the excavations of the ancient city of Nokalakevi in 1840. Here are the remains of tagiloni treasure, the holy emboist of the mother god, the symbol of Queen Bordokhan and Queen Tamar, manuscripts, paintings, dadiani dynasty items and objects and busts of Napoleon Bonaparte. (Prince Achille Murat, son-in-law of David Dadiani, is the granddaughter of Napoleon's sister) The museum is made up of three palaces, including the Blachernae church and the Zugdidi Botanical Garden. The palace became a museum in 1921 at the initiative of Georgian ethnographer and geologist Akaki Chanturia.
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  • The museum is not worth a detour. From my point of view, nothing has been changed or renovated here in the post-socialist era. There are pictures hanging on the wall, there are some pieces of furniture, a few weapons and crockery. Nothing is explained, no structure can be recognized. However, the museum staff takes great care to ensure that they behave in accordance with the rules. In one room, the ceiling is broken. It took us maybe 15-20 minutes for the tour, admission 5 Lari.
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  • Wonderful yard, fabulous Palace. Great history of Dadiani family and their connection with Napoleon Bonaparte is very interesting
  • This is a nice museum, but unfortunately the building is going to become unaccessable as there is a lack of money to maintain. Some Unesco fund probably will help to maintain the Palace. The garden is wonderful and comparable to western castles...
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