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 trip planner.
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  • September 28, 2017
    Well thick walls, new masonry. Not a lot to tell about, it's a fortress, good for kids, take a peek and a picture and that's it.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Good place to explore if in Sheki. There is museums, restaurants, the main palace and small bazaar to buy souvenirs.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Just up the hill from Caravanserai sheikhan palace walls is less than 10 minutes, you will see this rampart. Small suppliers are not easy to understand, but I see the walls from the parking area, a lot of cars, parked at the entrance. From there walk further and takes you to the Palace.
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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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