Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Baku

World heritage site · Castle · Tourist Spot
Part of the UNESCO-listed Baku Old City, Palace of the Shirvanshahs is considered the pearl of Azerbaijani architecture. 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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  • You are in "Icherisheher", the inner walled city of Baku, and just about to enter the old palace of the kings of Shirvan ... In the 15th century, right after a devastating earthquake, Shah Ibrahim I.....  more »
  • If you want to be arround the city center and leran about the history and folklore make a stop.Nice restaurant in the site and also some shoping  more »
  • Only one thing, they put the ticket of 15 Manat for tourist which was pretty off like why do you put ticket on a historic place that also quite much we decided not to go inside as it was 2 of us...  more »
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  • Located in the Old Town, Palace of The Shirvanshahs is a must see attraction you should not miss while walking on the small streets of the old city. It takes about 30 minutes to visit and sometimes they have art exhibitions being held inside.
  • The artifacts they offer and the items they claim to have from other museums (such as louver of France) are all 3D holograms. It was epic failure to pay that amount of money for entrence!
  • A fascinating site, with archeological remains and a lovely museum, located in the beautiful Old town
  • It is great place to learn about Azerbaijanian culture and history. If you’re tourist and willing to learn about Azerbaijan, this is one of the must visit places in Baku.
  • More than 200 years old forte. Beautiful built even 200 years before nice architecture of that time without any automated machines. A must go place

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