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Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Baku
(4.1/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Interesting to see how the family lived shahs in ancient times: living quarters, baths, a mosque. The Museum exhibited things found in the excavations. Descriptions everywhere in the Russian language. Entrance for adults 4 manats for children 0.2 manats.
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  • There is something to see, just a little. Without boring trips. And did not like that on the bench there is a photo before and after restoration. Well done, of course, but the magic is destroyed. It would be necessary to remove the photos.
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  • Perfectly preserved monuments. Here you can come alone (ticket-4 manats) or optional sightseeing. In my opinion, given the abundance of information, the guide is completely optional-but this is, of course, a matter of preference. For a full inspection of enough hours of time.
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