Sheki Khans' Palace, Sheki

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Admire the intricate designs and decorations of Sheki Khans' 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 Khans' Palace and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We had a guided visit as part of our tour of the caucuses. It's well worth a visit and a local guide taking you round adds to the experience as they are able to point out the attractions inside. No... 
    We had a guided visit as part of our tour of the caucuses. It's well worth a visit and a local guide taking you round adds to the experience as they are able to point out the attractions inside. No...  more »
  • A beautiful palace with exquisite wall paintings and delicate stained glass windows from Murano. Well worth a visit 
    A beautiful palace with exquisite wall paintings and delicate stained glass windows from Murano. Well worth a visit  more »
  • A beautiful palace with a lot of history, a stunning exterior and a gorgeous interior. Well worth a look when you are in the old town. 
    A beautiful palace with a lot of history, a stunning exterior and a gorgeous interior. Well worth a look when you are in the old town.  more »
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  • Beautiful. 5 Azn per person. Stained glass windows. Great architecture. It was administrative building for sheki khans.
  • Beautiful and breathtaking view. Amazing landscape with historial castle...
  • The glass work in the palace is just absolutely outstanding! From the outside this building looks interesting but at the same time fairly nondescript in comparison to a medley of colour you can experience once you enter the building. The entrance fee is fairly reasonable and a combo ticket is available for the many small buildings around the complex that have been renovated as museums exploring local ethnographic and art history. A guide is also available for the tour of the palace.
  • I’ve been here three times—it gets worse every time. My first time, amazing guided tour in English. My second time, no guided tour in English. My third time, paid extra as a foreigner, required to pay for English guided tour, they refused to speak English, and when I went to complain they refused to return my money, only said I must wait in line again to take a second tour.
  • Amazing architecture, the rooms inside are empty but you will enjoy the paintings on the walks and ceiling, and the colored glass windows.

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