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 Palace amazed us! Incredibly beautiful painting on the walls! Unfortunately, inside the Palace were not allowed to photograph! Sell postcards, but they are some bljoklye do not pass all inks. Everything is bought. There is worth the ride for the sake of this Palace! 2 AZN entrance
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  • Is the major attraction of the area and the title is definitely deserved: the Interior is a true gem, beautifully decorated. Unfortunately we cannot take pictures inside but just in the garden in front of the Palace.
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  • The palace is small, one can say, miniature, and so amazing with its splendor that the eye can not be taken. Indeed, a painted lacquer box. The walls are decorated with geometric patterns, floral orna...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I like this place, all the history since 1762 this is built and it shows how are they were smart
  • Interesting historical place. Beautiful natural surrounding.
  • Historical palace..photo is not allowed, inside the building

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