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Sheki Fortress, Sheki

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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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  • Hiked up the Sheki Fortress on a hot sunny day last week, there’s a lot to see even though it is a smaller fortress compared to some we have seen throughout the lands so far. It’s in pretty good condi...  more »
  • The walls are perfectly preserved. Interesting place. The territory, however, in a terrible state. Many dilapidated Soviet structures, a lot of garbage. Cleaned only from the main entrance to the Palace. I do not advise to visit the Museum of local lore, it's just terrifying. This launched the Museum had never seen. Mostly everyday items from 20 century. Is there anything notable it is impossible to understand, because even in Azeri very meagre inscriptions, not informative at all. In Russian and English inscriptions almost not at all. And above all it is in terrible condition, with Soviet times don't bother nor pieces of paste, no tint frame, at any school a homemade Museum and the better looking.
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  • Sheki is a wonderful place. He became one of the most beautiful tourist areas of Azerbaijan. Attracts tourists with its interesting historic dostoprimechatelnostjami, marvellous nature where full of vegetation. You can visit the Saray Sheki khans, forts, mosques etc. Next to the barn housed a lot of shops where you can buy various ornaments, spices etc. in Saki you can taste delicious (they are so tasty that the oblizhete fingers). Recommend a visit there. When we went, it was a lot of people, but everything was wonderful.
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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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