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“Restored palace of major ruler”

Sheki Khan's Palace
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Sheki
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed November 4, 2012

An unusual and elegant building. No English spoken when I went, except "No photos indoors," which I always regret. Search out the older palace, Khan Evi, using an all-Azerbaijan guide to find it!

Thank NicJBoston
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"take pictures"
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"stained glass"
in 8 reviews
"plane trees"
in 5 reviews
"khan's palace"
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"summer residence"
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"guided tour"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful place"
in 3 reviews
"visit this place"
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"old style"
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"walls and ceiling"
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"folk art"
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"no photography allowed"
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"upper floor"
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"main hall"
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Within the walls of the 'citadel' of Sheki are a number of buildings. A round 19th C Russian church (built on much older foundations) houses a modern craft shop/museum, and elsewhere there is a bookshop/museum. The main sight is the 18th C pavillion that was one of the residences of the 18th C rulers of Sheki, lovingly (over)-restored in recent times. As well as the rather discordantly colourful decoration, the highlight is the 18th C frieze depicting the local ruler's military victory in the 1740s against the Persian empire. Fascinating.

Thank Bielding
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The place has it's own grandeur, and is full of History of Azerbaijan. However, If there were descriptions in English, things would have been better

Thank amitabha_samajpati
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

The tour was very interesting, but it was in Azeri. With my Turkish and our guides broken English translation, it was good. It is interesting to see how a Khan lived in his summer home. Go in the Spring if you can when the garden is in bloom.

1  Thank Johon Z
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

The palace is a treasure, from the decorative panels on the outside, and the decoration under the eaves to the absolutely sensational murals and decorations. The stained glass windows with the sun shining through just lovely

1  Thank arapuni
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