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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  • During a visit of the old town you should allow 30 minutes in any case. Architecture of the 15th century (much restored). The Museum is small and is worth a brief tour. The complex as a whole is one of the top spots in the old town.
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  • There is a lot to see, and if you are a history fan, a lot of information about the Shirvan, who ruled from the mid-9th century to the early 16th century. The museum inside has some interesting artifa...  more »
  • And reconstruction of wrecked by the earthquake at the end of the 12th century keep. Are complex, such as the Royal Mausoleum, mausoleum of the Saint, the Hammam of the mosque. Tours are scheduled. Don't worry about missing and rotates in alphabetical order. There was impressive. It is recommended.
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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.
  • Interesting stories and worth a tour if you are in baku central
  • A very nice place to visit in Baku. You will have a very good view from here. There is also a small park nearby, where you can take some rest. There were a lot of tourists in the nowrooz time (March 21- March 25) there, and since the place is located inside the Icheri sheher (or Old city), you will find it by walking inside the icheri shehr. To walk from the Qiz Qalasi (Castle of girl) to this palace takes around 10 minutes or less, while you cross and walk thorugh the old times narrow valleys. I would strongly recommend visiting this place while being in Baku.
  • It's awesome , but closed for common people
  • 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)
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