Sheki situated on the legendary Silk Road, this charming city in the northwest of Azerbaijan is well worth a visit for its unique architecture, ancient handicrafts and the fun humour of the local people. One of Sheki’s top spots is the Palace of Sheki Khan, a display of lavish decorations including ‘shebeke’ - the local art of building mosaics from coloured glass, set in a wooden latticework and assembled without nails or glue. Local guides can bring both this architectural monument and the khanate period to life with their expert commentaries.
What is included/excluded
Hotel pick up & drop-off
Entrance tickets to Museums
Entry/Admission - Church of Kish
Entry/Admission - Sheki Fortress
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up the our guests from any hotel inside of the Baku City for this tour.
What to Expect
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Juma Mosque, Nariman Narimanov St., Shamakhi Azerbaijan
Shamakhi Juma Mosque always distinguished with its volume and silhouette. Among cultic and civil monuments of Azerbaijan because of the correlation with earlier monuments of Islamic architecture. Which keeps its composition center. The ancient internal planning organization of the mosque remains till now, in spite of the multiple reconstructions.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Sheki Khan's Palace, Sheki 0055 Azerbaijan
Sheki Khan’s Palace - the lavish decoration of this palace at Sheki is a visual feast. The façade is covered with shebeke – a mosaic of colored glass, set in a wooden latticework and assembled without nails or glue. The round-form shebeke of the Sheki Khans’ Palace is unique and history comes to life through the expert commentary of the guides. Afterwards to prolong the relaxation, enjoy the exquisite Sheki cuisine of local chefs.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Sheki Fortress, Ahundova Av. 205, Sheki 5500 Azerbaijan
Sheki Fortress - located at the top of the hilly north-eastern part of the city, Sheki Fortress was built during the reign of the first Sheki Khan Haji Chalabi. The fortress was a stronghold of the Khan while construction of the city remained outside of it. Up to 40 buildings were constructed inside the fortress over different periods of time, however the Khan’s Palace was the centerpiece.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Church of Kish, Sheki Azerbaijan
Kish is a village of 7,000 inhabitants about 5 km from Sheki. It is a bumpy ride on the narrow cobblestone roads, but well worth a visit to the beautiful Albanian church and the picturesque mountain village. The brilliantly renovated round-towered Albanian church has been lovingly converted into a very well-presented trilingual museum.
Duration: 20 minutes
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