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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  • 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.
  • The amazing place in Azerbaijan history. Every person who travel to Shaki must go there!
  • 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 if colored glass set in "shebeke", that was assembled without nails or glue.
  • It is very different from the palaces I have seen
  • Probably the best place to visit in Sheki. It's contained within the fortress walls. It's just 2 to get on with the ticket booth close by. You are not allowed to take pictures inside and you have to do a guided tour. The guide did it in Azeri which I don't speak but thankfully some others in the group translated to me so I got the gist of it. It's pretty nice inside so worth the visit.
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