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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  • Admission fees, not recommended by the hotel and the place is difficult to access if you to have difficulty walking
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  • Very scenic surroundings, but a small palace. Artifacts, carpets etc all preserved. Very nice model of the old city is there.Could also see the stained glass window of Sheki palace here.  more »
  • We visited this palace while loitering around in Baku old city.The ticket price is 10 manat per person. The palace is quite small and also doesn't resemble a palace but more like a fort.But this is 1 ...  more »
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  • Great museum, tickets are 10 AZN/person. most of it is open-air, however, inside is very hot, we didn't understand why they can't turn on the AC. otherwise good for its price, a must-see when in Baku.
  • Good place , must visit , very cousy, different style , food is ok
  • Must visit place..good history..price is like 10mannat
  • much to do with history, if you are not BIG on it, then you can use it just as a PHOTOP
  • I visited Shirvanshahs with OceanAir Travels. A very historic palace. Nice artifacts and relics. The small shops around the palace are beautiful too. Tour guide is knowledgeable and you will know that he really knows his craft, not to mention his humility and hospitality. Worth recommending. Thanks to OceanAir Travels.
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