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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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  • In Sheki's vicinities numerous unique monuments of history have survived. Among those are SHEKİ FORTRESS - a well-preserved and partially restored stone fort guarding the Palace of Shaki Khans was bui...  more »
  • The sheki fortress was very tall. It's impressive to see the walls and enjoy the view from up there.  more »
  • From the center of Sheki take minibus 11 to its end stop (0.20 AZN). From there you can enter the walled compound where there are several buildings, the most important of which is the Khan's palace. M...  more »