Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Baku

Dubbed the pearl of Azerbaijani architecture, Palace of the Shirvanshahs belongs to the World Heritage-listed Old City's compound of historic monuments. Built in the 15th century, the restored complex contains an ornate main palace, burial vaults, mausoleum, shah's mosque, and remains of a bath house. Once you pass the intricately carved gate, explore the ancient halls either by yourself, or hire a tour guide to acquire more interesting details about the iconic structure. Multilingual multimedia exhibits can also help you better orient yourself, pointing you to particular places of interest. Afterwards, head to the surrounding markets to shop for inexpensive food, spices, clothing, and souvenirs. To visit Palace of the Shirvanshahs and get the most from your holiday in Baku, create itinerary details personal to you using our Baku trip planner .
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  • Many people travel around world to know and see historical place and caltuer of countries so this place can give you many information about this part of Azarbjan and also many nice icon and old things...  more »
  • This is a very underwhelming ruins of a palace in the old city of Baku. While the tourists flock here in large groups, I think there is absolutely no reason to visit, unless you are a true history buf...  more »
  • Conveniently located in the old part and own neighbourhood of the city, this set is well maintained and very explanatory. Linda vista on different sides.
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