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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was my favourite place to visit in the area of Sheki. The church is old and well-restored, well-maintained, and has plenty of information displayed. The location is on a hill so it's quiet and tranquil. Saw just 2-3 other visitors here and lots of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank loveleen817
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are already in Sheki, it is worth it to stop by to see this old church. Be prepared to hear the story of how Thor Heyerdahl thinks that the church was built by ancient Scandinavians. Heyerdahl is also convinced that Norwegians and other...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank pawdy
Reviewed 1 week ago

located up in a hillside neighborhood. Your tour bus can't make the drive up because of the narrow streets. The church and museum complex are small but well maintained. It's old. Not much there. Then again there's not much in Sheki area. It does a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tomdibling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church itself is small but very pretty and set in nice grounds with fruit trees. However the most outstanding aspect is the history, since the original church is reputed to have been built in the 1st century AD. The connection with (and statue of)...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Michael W
Reviewed August 31, 2019

Kish lies about 5 km away from the centre of Sheki. It is a big village rather than a small town so that one cannot really believe that several hundred years ago it was a most important settlement in so-called „Albania“, a Christian nation in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019

Quite often I have experienced on my trips that important churches or mosques had been constructed in ancient cultic sites. That is also the case in Kish, where a little church stands in a place where remnants of a 3000-year-old altar were found, too. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank gemsilv75
Reviewed August 15, 2019

The Church of Kis is found at the top of a cobbled street. There are taxis based at the bottom of the hill willing to take you up to the top or alternatively you can walk the 1km up a steep incline to find the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank dragongeorge
Reviewed August 6, 2019

The Church of Kish is said to have been built in the 1st century AD - which makes it possibly the oldest christian church in the world. A disciple of Thaddeus of Edessa, St Elishe, built it in the 1st century where he was later...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ArielRuffian
Reviewed July 20, 2019

Steep entry fee kept us from entering, but from the outside it looked good. You can easily get here using public transportation. Thor Hyderdahl statue recalling the myth of Odin and stating it's veracity. Lovely cobbled streets leading to the church.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lynne S
Reviewed July 12, 2019

Church of Kish or Kish Temple is located in Kish village. Village is 25 minutes from Sheki city center by bus. Bus number 15 goes to the village in every 15 minutes.

Date of experience: July 2019
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