One of the most ancient cities of Azerbaijan, Sheki is rightly reputed as the architectural reserve of the country. Of particular interest to the tourists from all over the world is the Palace of Sheki Khans – a rare example of combining the national and palace architecture traditions.
What is included/excluded
Hotel pickup and drop-off
English (upon request) Speaking Guide
Entry/Admission - Sheki Karvansaray
Entry/Admission - Sheki Khan's Palace
Entry/Admission - Church of Kish
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup time and location to be agreed 24 hours prior to the tour start date.
What to Expect
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Juma Mosque, Nariman Narimanov St., Shamakhi Azerbaijan
Juma Mosque located in Shamaki region was one of the oldest Muslim temples on the territory of Azerbaijan, in the South Caucasus and the entire Middle East. It was built at the time of Caliph Khalid Ibn Valiyad in 743 in honor of the arrival of his brother, Muslim ibn Valiyad, in Azerbaijan.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Sheki Khan's Palace, Sheki 0055 Azerbaijan
SHEKI KHAN'S PALACE
Unique in the architecture Sheki Khans Palace was built in 1762 by Huseyn-khan. The palace has its own special original construction techniques. It is enough to say for example that each square meter of shabaka (box of small wooden parts to be filled with colored glass) consists of five thousand parts, connected with each other without nails!
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Church of Kish, Sheki Azerbaijan
In the villages of Sheki region there are several Christian architectural monuments of Caucasian Albania, the most famous of which is the church in the village of Kish. The official date of the laying of foundational stone of it is 1st century AD, the time when the territory of Azerbaijan was a part of the Caucasian Albania.Kish temple, built of limestone, is the first temple of hall type with a dome, created in the early Middle Ages. Currently, the historical and architectural monument works as a museum.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Sheki Karvansaray, Mirza Fatali Akhundzada 185, Sheki 5500 Azerbaijan
“Caravanserai” historical complex in Sheki is two magnificent caravanserai which reached present days and traditionally named “Yukhary” and “Ashaghy” caravanserai, which means “Upper” and “Lower” Caravanserai in translation from Azerbaijani into English. Construction of these caravanserai is dated back to the 18th-19th centuries AD.
Duration: 1 hour
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate