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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  • The Palace very much, but I advise to get there without a guide, which offer when purchasing trips at kiosks near the maiden Tower. They tell some fits and starts, not structured, not the whole picture. At some point the Guide generally disappeared somewhere with a part of the group, and the rest of her was looking for. Places to get lost on the grounds of the Palace there. Guide the group manages
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  • Very ancient and historical monument. Not a lot of artifacts, however being inside you can feel and imagine how did they live in ancient ages. The palace itself is in a very good condition, the govern...  more »
  • In the Palace Museum, was all modern. On the stands there is information in Russian. All items (crockery and jewellery), "nestarye", roughly 19-20 21. From the Palace's history nothing survived, both in principle and himself. His recently repaired, flaying the entire modern décor of the interior walls to make the Museum and return to the original mind. All the other buildings on the grounds of the Palace simply blank walls. Go necessarily worth, but nothing out of the ordinary and I repeat the historical will not see. Entrance fee, how much I can't say because we went free, and only at the outlet realized that the guard simply drifted away somewhere)))
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  • 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.
  • Visited this place with the intention to know more details of its background and history, therefore rented an iPad, and how disappointed I was because it didnt come with headphones. Directions were confusing too. My bad for comparing this place with Dolmabahce Palace in Turkey, oh I should not have.. There's a souvenier shop inside the complex which also provides photo opportunity wearing Azerbaijan traditional costume. From what I understood, 20 Manat was for one digital n printed photo. When I wanted the digital copy, she was hesitating. After some argument only she said she will email (thankfully she did). My bad too for comparing this experience with the ones in Korea & Morocco (Korea much cheaper, Morocco even gave it for free)
  • For being one the most attractive site in Baku, there's nothing very special to see here. It's obviously all renewed, but it appear like a fake new. Walls and rooms are often empty, and when there is something to show, is very boring (carpet, pot...). Half an hour for a complete visit.
  • Austere overall impression, despite the nice motives of Muslim architecture, the story behind it could be better told by local touristic guides...
  • A very historic palace. Nice artifacts and relics. The small shops around the palace are beautiful too.

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