Sheki Khan's Palace, Sheki

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Admire the intricate designs and decorations of Sheki Khan's Palace, a historic mansion that served as a summer residence of the Sheki Khanate ruler. The only building that remains of a once vast complex of residences, the palace dates back to the late 18th century, when the area was a principality of Iran ruled by a Caucasian Khanate. Explore the simple, two-story structure, surrounded by old trees and boasting an elaborately decorated facade and interior complete with vibrant stained glass mosaics, exquisite frescoes, and intricate tile patterns. Take a look at our Sheki trip maker website to schedule your visit to Sheki Khan's Palace and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The building is beautiful but it’s not a palace. I have driven to Sheki from Gabala 1 hour and was expecting to see something Interesting. Basically, it doesn’t worth to drive to it and the internal g...  more »
  • A must if you are in Sheki, great glass works. A very good impression of the lifestyle of the local rulers. Inside no pictures.
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  • Nothing inside the house that was worth anything is left (Russians took it according to our guide), but the building itself is beautiful with multi-colored windows, beautiful frescos.  more »
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  • Şəki xan sarayı — Şəki şəhərindəki tarixi sənət əsəri, dünya abidələri siyahısına daxil edilmişdir. Qala divarları ilə əhatə olunan bu tikili ikimərtəbəli olmaqla altı otaqdan, dörd dəhlizdən, iki güzgülü eyvandan ibarətdir. Daha əvvəllər “Divanxana” adlanmışdır. Şəki xanlığının 1819-cu ildə ləğv edilməsindən burada şəhər məhkəməsi yerləşdi. Hal-hazırda muzey kimi fəaliyyət göstərir.[1] Şəki xan sarayının başçısıda molla Pənah Vaqif olmuşdu.Sarayın tikintisi ilə bağlı bir neçə rəvayət var.Deyilənə görə Şəki xanı özünə dünyanın ən yaxşı sarayı tikdirmək fikrinə düşür.Sarayın tikintisi başa çatanda xan memardan”Bundan daha yaxşısını tikə bilərsən?”-deyə soruşduqda “bəli” cavabı alır və hirslənərək memarı öldürür.
  • Beautiful building from outside as well as inside but not very big. One hour is enough to be spent there.
  • Really cool. Amazing history. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and able to answer lots of questions for us. The tour was not in English but we had a translator with us. Photos were not allowed.
  • Built in 1797 by Muhammed Hasan khan, Sheki Khans' summer residence is excellent architectural masterpiece. Interesting fact is that residence's facade is covered with by mosaic it colored glass set in "shebeke", that was assembled without nails or glue.
  • The Palace of Shaki Khans (Azerbaijani: Şəki xanlarının sarayı) in Shaki, Azerbaijan was a summer residence for the Shaki Khans. It was built in 1797 by Muhammed Hasan Khan. The Palace of Shaki Khans was nominated for List of World Heritage Sites, UNESCO in 1998 by Gulnara Mehmandarova.
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