Khan Mosque exhibitsSheki’s regal roots
According to historical sources, this mosque dates back to the 18th century and is known as the ‘Khan Mosque’ because it was built by Muhammadhuseyn Khan. The mosque was constructed using river stones, baked bricks and tiles, as well as wood from plane, pistachio and walnut trees. Its exterior features a magnificent gallery, while impressive plane trees tower above the mosque, adding to its beauty.
Next to the mosque is the Khan Cemetery, where only Sheki Khans and members of their dynasties were buried. The tombstones are masterfully crafted and adorned with intricate carvings. The mosque's courtyard also houses a museum, a two-storey building that showcases various artefacts and cultural items from the Sheki Khanate period, offering visitors an immersion into that historical era.
Since its restoration in 2022, the complex has been open to the public, welcoming tourists for both sightseeing and worship. Located within the Yukhari Bash National Historical-Architectural Reserve, the complex is only a few minutes on foot from Upper Caravanserai. Visitors to Sheki are encouraged to explore this remarkable site.
For more information:
- F. Khoyski 140, Sheki
- +994 24244 5604
- Free admission