Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Baku

Part of the UNESCO-listed Baku Old City, Palace of the Shirvanshahs is considered the pearl of Azerbaijani architecture. 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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  • You are in "Icherisheher", the inner walled city of Baku, and just about to enter the old palace of the kings of Shirvan ... In the 15th century, right after a devastating earthquake, Shah Ibrahim I.....  more »
  • If you want to be arround the city center and leran about the history and folklore make a stop.Nice restaurant in the site and also some shoping  more »
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  • Located in the Old Town, Palace of The Shirvanshahs is a must see attraction you should not miss while walking on the small streets of the old city. It takes about 30 minutes to visit and sometimes they have art exhibitions being held inside.
  • The artifacts they offer and the items they claim to have from other museums (such as louver of France) are all 3D holograms. It was epic failure to pay that amount of money for entrence!

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