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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  • 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 »

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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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