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The Shirvanshahs' Palace, Baku, Azerbaijan

The Shirvanshahs' Palace is situated on the highest hill of the historical core of Baku "Ichari Shahar". It is often called "Frozen on the stones symphony", "Sleeping swan" or "Pearl of the Caspian Sea" and is one of the most beautiful national values of Azerbaijan. Dating back to the 1400s, the complex is made up by the main building of the palace, Divanhane, the burial-vaults, the shah's mosque with a minaret, Seyid Yahya Bakuvi's mausoleum, Murad's gate, a reservoir and the remnants of the bath-house.

The building is believed to be a memorial complex built around a sacred place of worship and a tomb of a saint, the wells inside the grounds of the palace were considered to have healing qualities, as was the hill where the palace was built. The building was also used as a royal palace.

Enjoy Shirvanshahs' Palace,  which is depicted on local banknotes, and the ancient Azerbaijan architecture.

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12 days

9 cities

3 countries

Baku | Sheki | Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori | Yerevan | Etchmiadzin

Explore the historical sites, enjoy the hands-on master-class and tastings of local cuisines and drinks and experience breathtaking nature during your tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia.

See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

12 days

9 cities

3 countries

Baku | Sheki | Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori | Yerevan | Etchmiadzin

Explore the historical sites, enjoy the hands-on master-class and tastings of local cuisines and drinks and experience breathtaking nature during your tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia.