Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Baku

Dubbed the pearl of Azerbaijani architecture, Palace of the Shirvanshahs belongs to the World Heritage-listed Old City's compound of historic monuments. Built in the 15th century, the restored complex contains an ornate main palace, burial vaults, mausoleum, shah's mosque, and remains of a bath house. Once you pass the intricately carved gate, explore the ancient halls either by yourself, or hire a tour guide to acquire more interesting details about the iconic structure. Multilingual multimedia exhibits can also help you better orient yourself, pointing you to particular places of interest. Afterwards, head to the surrounding markets to shop for inexpensive food, spices, clothing, and souvenirs. To visit Palace of the Shirvanshahs and get the most from your holiday in Baku, create itinerary details personal to you using our Baku trip planner .
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  • I admired him exactly until the moment when the guide informed-the palace was destroyed in some centuries, but restored recently.
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  • Located inside the walls a few meters from the metro station Red Line icariseher, really very nice the internal structure is allistita with a very interesting museum
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  • A modest and wholly rebuilt palace with simple - not sophisticated or elegant - architecture and decoration. It might be worthy to spend less than an hour there to wondering how might be the original destructed palace. As a matter of fact, if you read some fliers or textual descriptions about the Palace, you might get frustrated when visit it. It is much more simple and modest than what is argued in tourist handbook. The surrounding historical walled city of Baku is much more interesting, authentic and memorable.
  • Exactly one of the #mustsee places in Baku. Located in the heart of Old City with amazing view and historical value. If you want to see and feel the atmosphere of the East Countries you have to add this place to your list ❤️
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