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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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  • A good opportunity to learn about the history of Shirvanshahs' dynasty. When I went to this place it was open doors day and the entrance was free, so check on the internet if there are such days for c...  more »
  • I can't say that it was not pleasant, but does not produce any delight. Just walk around the streets of the old town, carefully inspecting each House, with its unique balconies, lanterns and simply chipped plaster was much more interesting.
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  • Shirvanshah's Palace of the famous world heritage site. During the exhibition, which probably exhibits include the possession of the Royal family. Was not particularly significant and was impressed.
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