Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Baku

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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. With our online itinerary creator, Baku attractions like Palace of the Shirvanshahs can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Much depends on the Guide, from filing if you don't "pull" it'll ramble feeling the weight of time. Visit think worthwhile, but didn't linger.
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  • August 16, 2017
    A must in the old City Has to be visited as it explain a lot about past history of Azeri families Help anyone understand the past civilisation  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    The place is arrange perfectly, the building was from the 15th century but combined the modernization on this place. You can find the museum inside, that let you know what happened in the pass. Not on...  more »

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