Sheki Fortress, Sheki

4.1
#4 of 14 in Things to do in Shaki-Zaqatala Region
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.
Create an itinerary including Sheki Fortress
map
Places to stay near Sheki Fortress
Sheki Fortress Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
52 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It is one of 3 places in Sheki you must to see. Try to be there before 5 P.M., to visit museum and main palace atractions.  more »
  • The Haci Calabi's Nukha Fortress is an ancient walled area enclosing a palace, craft workshops, restaurant and tourist office for Sheki. Dating from 1740, it is the second fortress on the site; the fi...  more »
  • This fortress is definitely worth a visit. It contains the Khan's Palace and several other interesting sights. Be sure to learn about he history of this fortress because it is quite impressive.  more »

Plan your trip to Sheki

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Sheki Fortress by other users

8 days in Azerbaijan BY A USER FROM AZERBAIJAN June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Azerbaijan BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN April, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Baku & Sheki BY A USER FROM KYRGYZSTAN April, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Baku & Sheki BY A USER FROM KYRGYZSTAN April, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Azerbaijan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 35 days in Azerbaijan BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Qabala BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Sheki BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Azerbaijan BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Azerbaijan BY A USER FROM KUWAIT August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Azerbaijan BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Azerbaijan BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans