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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  • Be in the old town, and do not go to the Palace of the khans so impossible! Be sure to stop by and follow all his! Interesting exposition, you can walk everywhere, take the audioguide (albeit without it all perfectly, you can explore) immerse yourself in ancient times and soak up the lifestyle of that time! There is a souvenir shop, a small, but good can be photographed (per otvalnuju fee of course in national costumes and in an authentic setting) walk through the entire yard and zakoulochkam (not big)
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  • Guided tour, four visitors at a price 20 hours training is learned using guides in English language, specific to the Hamam has 26 rooms, private view, family, guns, carpets. It is highly recommended to explore with.
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  • Located in the old city, 20, from worth seeing, visiting important historical site, and small. The creation of the ultimate leader. It's nice to go down to the grave, and to see the name of the hidden architect of the mosque
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