Church of Kish, Sheki

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Church of Kish by using our Sheki online holiday planner .
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  • On the territory of the Church are wells-burial. Also in the Church is a museum with ancient artifacts.
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  • The ancient village of Kish is quite interesting. It has incredible views of the valley below. The church and grounds are the main highlights in this small village. The gardens are beautiful. The chur...  more »
  • Kind and nothing special, but if you've already got to Saki, and here it's worth a trip for sure. The charm of this village of narrow streets and the surrounding mountains-all this creates a vrechatlenie. Walk up the Hill to the Church 15 minutes on the pavement.
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Mostly reasonably priced, accommodations in Sheki vary in style from basic establishments to modern lodgings with all the necessary facilities and scenic views. Some inexpensive hotels offer small, simple rooms with a central location, while homestays can be a good choice for the budget-conscious traveler. Other options include booking into a spacious resort or renting a well-furnished cottage.
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