Sheki Khan's Palace

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Sheki Khan's Palace
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Winter palace built in 18 th century by Khan (king) of Sheki. Ticket cost 2 man inside you can take a lot of pictures with English speaking guide.
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia2,844 contributions
May 2022
Unfortunately, you cannot take any photos inside.
The interior is pretty and the stained glass windows brought from Murano are excellent.
Written June 13, 2022
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,440 contributions
May 2022
.Photography inside the Sheki Khans palace is prohibited. Large portions of the residence's facade, including the entire southern elevations of the central halls on both floors, are covered by a mosaic of colored glass set in a wooden latticework (shebeke) that was assembled without nails or glue.This is the uniqueness of this Palace.The interior walls of the residence are covered entirely with frescoes painted at different times during the eighteenth century. Many of the frescoes feature flowers in vases, while a series of paintings on the first floor halls depict hunting and battle scenes
Written May 31, 2022
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JVG2012
Albi, France482 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Take a guide (5 manats extra) as it is worth getting the narrative of all the room especially there are no furniture
The paint on the wall are amazing and even better when told about it
The 2 other museum are also very nice showing Rest of the past. A very good immersion into Azerbaijan history
Written April 5, 2022
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Ray_Field
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan55 contributions
Mar 2021
So much has already been said about this palace that it is unlikely people would still come to Sheki without visiting it. And a truly spectacular sight it is. The beauty of the interior wall and ceiling paintings is breathtaking. There is so much to take in that, given the prohibition to take pictures, I wished there was a nice illustrated book available about this and the Winter Palace. There must be one on print, but I couldn't find any on sale on site. If you can get hold of one, even better before your visit, don't miss the opportunity to arrive there prepared for the wonderful sight that awaits you.
Sheki has a lot to offer, but if you are short of time, the Sheki Khan's Palace in itself is worth the trip.
Written March 7, 2021
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Flint_Creek_Farm
Fort Smith, AR182 contributions
Apr 2019
What artistry and beauty - rooms become an art piece, the entire palace viewed from outside is an art piece.
Written March 5, 2020
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Tissa.travels
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,202 contributions
Apr 2019
Without a doubt the best sight in Sheki. It can be reached by foot from the town centre, with the walk being just slightly uphill. The small palace is exquisite, on the outside aswell as the inside (where taking photos is not allowed). The complex around the palace is quite nice too.
Written January 31, 2020
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Suwatss
Bangkok, Thailand5,222 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
A recently crowned Unesco world heritage, this Palace of Shaki Khans in Shaki, Azerbaijan, was a summer residence for the Shaki Khans. Built in 1797 by Muhammed Hasan Khan, the Palace of Shaki Khans is a well preserved one. Looked majestic from outside with centuries-old oak tree in front and the reflection pool at the doo its interior is highly impressive full with paintings on the wall in many symbols pomegranate, lion with woman head on the slippery fish, and two lions symbolizing the power of Khans. Don’t miss
Written December 30, 2019
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Phillip8789
Terrigal, Australia732 contributions
Oct 2019
We had an on-site guide who was very informative, and for us spoke very good English.

We visited 4 rooms - the "stained glass" windows were exquisite and the paintings that adorned all rooms, (except the Queen's reception room), were stunning. We were told that 85% of the paintings are original, with the other 15% having been retouched.

Considering that the Palace was built between 1752 - 1762, it is is remarkably good condition. As a walled-fortress, the wall itself was also pretty-well intact.

We were not allowed to take photographs inside the Palace.

We also visited the Craft Museum which is located on the site. It contains pottery, silk embroidery, jewellery, national costumes, silverware and wooden utensils and other "machinery" from the time.

Overall, this was a very interesting site to visit.
Written December 5, 2019
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MikeLinda23
Llandudno, UK426 contributions
Nov 2019
The exterior of the building is very good, the interior is fantastic. English speaking guide. Beautiful painting and decoration. Highlight of Sheki
Written November 22, 2019
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JAPRADHA
Pune, India101 contributions
Sep 2019
This palace was Khan family summer residence & also administrative place....it is very well preserved ....the lovely meaningful paintings on the walls are exquisite...English guide was full of information about history & explained very well....must visit place in Sheki..
Written November 16, 2019
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