Church of Kish

Church of Kish, Sheki

Church of Kish
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Taleh A
7 contributions
Ancient Alban church.
Mar 2021 • Friends
You know, If you are shaky, visit this place once. Only once. It has a lovely view, impressive tombs and skeletons. Nothing more, don't advise to buy something from here( any gift etc.) prices are high. Entry prices differ for tourists. Also, although it has English descriptions of items, there is nobody can explain the history of this ancient place in English.
Written March 7, 2021
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Flint_Creek_Farm
Fort Smith, AR183 contributions
Hugely Impressive
Apr 2019
What an insight to the depth of the merging of Early Church and and Caucuses history. How fortunate that it is preserved.
Written March 5, 2020
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BlueHenFlyer
USA541 contributions
Ancient church - Odin’s people
Dec 2019 • Solo
Amazing place to visit - just when you think you can’t take another nutsy driver, cobblestone, or pothole - here’s this church, possibly the oldest in the world, in the center of a little town with a Thor Heyerdahl bust. Who knew. Had a marvelous tour with an English teacher - she made my day. Would recommend this after the so-so Sheki experience.
Written December 18, 2019
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MikeLinda23
Llandudno, UK413 contributions
Very interesting
Nov 2019
Great place, great location, great artifacts within, and overall well worth a visit if in Sheki area
Written November 22, 2019
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JAPRADHA
Pune, India101 contributions
Impressive
Sep 2019
This church is located in Kish village about 5 kms from Sheki....it is small but pretty & elegant & it has an interesting history connection with Thor Heyerdahl...the church is very well preserved .
Written November 16, 2019
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Loveleen
Bangkok, Thailand375 contributions
Beautiful and tranquil!
Oct 2019 • Solo
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 local people walking around and children playing. The setting against the mountains is amazing! On your way back, try to walk down a bit to the village centre/Kish bridge - the views are gorgeous, especially at sunset.
Written October 13, 2019
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pawdy
Palo Alto256 contributions
Small church in a beautiful setting
Sep 2019
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 Scandinavians can, in part, trace their roots back to Azerbaijan. Not sure that I agree, but the good part is that Norway contributed to the restoration of this church. There's also a very dynamic woman who runs the village and gave us a tour. She's got lots to do.
Written October 9, 2019
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tomdibling
Maumee, Ohio290 contributions
small Alban christian church
Sep 2019
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 good job recording the ancient Christian history of the region.
Written October 8, 2019
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Michael W
Redding, CT786 contributions
Small but impressive
Sep 2019 • Friends
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) Thor Heyerdahl is also of interest. Perhaps the most memorable aspect of our trip to this church was the fact that I finally got a ride in a Lada. Access to the church is via a narrow, steep in parts, cobbled road which tour buses cannot negotiate so you are ‘taxied’ up to the church by local people in their cars.
Written October 6, 2019
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Departure811861
Germany824 contributions
Pure
Sep 2019 • Solo
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 Northern Azerbaijan. In the 1st c. St. Elisaeus founded a church there which became a religious centre. For political reasons it has been used by various denominations through the centuries. The church we see today was built in the site of the original one in the Middle Ages. It is surrounded by a wall and within it has got a lovely garden with roses. One can also see models of the former churches built in this site. The interior of the church is simple, pure and elegant. Visitors can inform themselves about excavations implemented by a Norwegian team at the beginning of this millennium.
Written August 31, 2019
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