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Church of Kish, Sheki

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Church Tourist Spot
Marvel at the early medieval stonemasonry of Church of Kish, also known as The Albanian Church in Sheki. Home to Georgian bishops in the 10th century, the site has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, while the stone church dates back to the 12th century. Admire a dome with a cross on the interior. The church houses a small museum of archeological artifacts found on location, including some ancient pottery, a burial mound with skeletal remains, wall foundations of an ancient 2nd century BCE temple, and a crypt of the 3rd century CE. A bust of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who traced Scandinavian gods to modern-day Azerbaijan, stands opposite the church. Plan to visit Church of Kish and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sheki attractions using our Sheki itinerary builder.
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  • The village itself and the surroundings are beautiful - especially on a clear day when you can see the snowy peaks of the high Caucasus mountains. The church was beautifully restored and the story of ...  more »
  • Recommend that you park your car at the bottom of the hill, and walk up. It's a pleasant little hike through the alleys of an old city. The church is well kept, with educational info on history of Chr...  more »
  • Take Bus Nr. 15 from Sheki. It cost 0.20azn per person and the bus runs every 20min. In Kis we walked up to th3 museum, took around 15min and there are signs. The museum is small for 2azn entry but fo...  more »