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Sheki Fortress, Sheki

(4.3/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
Explore a compact mid-18th-century Azeri settlement at Sheki Fortress, a well-preserved and partially restored stone fort guarding the Palace of Shaki Khans. An exquisitely decorated façade leads to the ornate interior, with decorative deep blue and ochre tiles, as well as stained-glass windows testifying to the wealth and refined taste of independent Shaki Khans sandwiched between the Persian and Russian empires. The complex features an ethnographic and history museum with a nice armory, as well as a restaurant that provides nice views of the mountainous scenery. Plan to visit Sheki Fortress and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sheki attractions using our Sheki itinerary maker.
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  • Amazingly beautiful place with its ancient history. There are many interesting places. Museums of the history of these places. Indescribably beautiful and interesting ancient architecture of Sheki khans ' Palace.
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  • The sheki fortress was very tall. It's impressive to see the walls and enjoy the view from up there. 
  • 舍基城堡里的建筑已为数不多,到舍基宫殿要经过长长的一段城墙。宫殿以彩绘壁画和玻璃镶嵌闻名。还有民间艺术馆,一座极富特色的房子里,展出一些陶器,手工制品,家居饰品等。