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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  • During a visit of the old town you should allow 30 minutes in any case. Architecture of the 15th century (much restored). The Museum is small and is worth a brief tour. The complex as a whole is one of the top spots in the old town.
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  • There is a lot to see, and if you are a history fan, a lot of information about the Shirvan, who ruled from the mid-9th century to the early 16th century. The museum inside has some interesting artifa...  more »
  • And reconstruction of wrecked by the earthquake at the end of the 12th century keep. Are complex, such as the Royal Mausoleum, mausoleum of the Saint, the Hammam of the mosque. Tours are scheduled. Don't worry about missing and rotates in alphabetical order. There was impressive. It is recommended.
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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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