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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  • Interesting place to visit but nothing special, considering its small size and the overpriced entrance fee.  more »
  • good expostion on the history and some old and newly recreated artifacts. beautiful building. not to big just right. just big enough to not get bored.  more »
  • Nothing Impressive. Not worth 20 Mannat. Better to walk around the Old City and bedazzled by the Artwork, culture, Wall murals rather than wasting time and money at the palace.  more »
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  • A modest and wholly rebuilt palace with simple - not sophisticated or elegant - architecture and decoration. It might be worthy to spend less than an hour there to wondering how might be the original destructed palace. As a matter of fact, if you read some fliers or textual descriptions about the Palace, you might get frustrated when visit it. It is much more simple and modest than what is argued in tourist handbook. The surrounding historical walled city of Baku is much more interesting, authentic and memorable.
  • Exactly one of the #mustsee places in Baku. Located in the heart of Old City with amazing view and historical value. If you want to see and feel the atmosphere of the East Countries you have to add this place to your list ❤️
  • Great to see presence of Hindu religion in 15-16 century at Azerbaijan
  • The Palace was really beautiful with a gorgeous view of the Flame Towers perched high above on the hill. It was also great place to learn more about the history. The main reason why I rated it 1 star is because of the attitude of the staff, they were very rude people.
  • Really impressed with the place. This is worth visiting
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