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Sheki

Sheki

Getting to know sheik

 Sheki’s Character One of Azerbaijan’s oldest and most beautiful tourist destinations is Azerbaijan, which is surrounded by the snowy Alps in a hillside covered in green grass. Azerbaijan is also home to numerous historical and archaeological sites, making it one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Paleolithic artifacts are among them.

Ancient castles, museums with rare collections that tell a lot about the rich history of the country, mosques, archaeological churches with unique designs and shiki markets that allow you to learn about the customs of a country are just a few examples of the city’s rich cultural heritage.

1- The Palace of Shaki Khan

It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sheki, a summer residence of Shaki Khan, built in 1797 AD and decorated with tiles, fountains, and stained glass windows. The building has two floors and its interior walls are covered with a group of unique 18th-century frescoes that were painted at various times.

UNESCO nominated the summer palace as a World Heritage site in 1998 after it was restored between 1952 and 1967, and it includes a swimming pool surrounded by trees and a first-floor hall with paintings depicting hunting scenes and battles.

2- Friday Mosque

The Friday Mosque, also known as the Khan Mosque, is one of the oldest mosques in Sheki, Azerbaijan, and was built between 1745 and 1759 AD in front of the market square, where Gaddie Chili, the ruler of the city at the time, was buried.

All three of these structures have been designated as historical landmarks, which means that many tourists visit them to learn about their fascinating histories.

3- Jalili Minaret

Gelili Minaret in Sheki, Azerbaijan dates back to the sixteenth century when it was part of a mosque that no longer exists, and only that minaret is now protected by the state because it is the first and tallest in its region and built of burnt bricks. It can be seen from the Kiolikhlin district in Sheki, where it can be seen from a distance.

4- The Church of the Old Kish

One of the most famous historical monuments in the village of Kish, Azerbaijan, and one of the oldest churches in the country, it dates back to the 12th century and has been the site of centuries-old religious sacred kisses of many religions for its people. Do not miss this unique architectural icon during your visit to Azerbaijan! Sheki

5- The Castle of Sheki

There is a massive stone wall surrounding the palace of Shaki Khan and a large garden with the largest of the two trees in Sheki Azerbaijan. The Khans used the palace as their administrative headquarters after it was completed in 1762 AD. In 1530, they were grown for the first time in Europe.

You’ll find a collection of images depicting a Persian emperor’s battle, along with hand-woven artwork, musical instruments from the past, and well-designed paintings made of colored mosaic interwoven with wood, but be aware that it isn’t safe inside the castle for taking photos.

6- Museum of Applied Arts and Crafts

Unique in its design, this museum was originally an 18th-century Russian church. It was converted into an applied art museum in the late nineteenth century and now houses an extensive collection of local crafts and artwork from the 18th century. You can also purchase souvenirs from this museum’s gift shop while you’re there.

7- Palace of Shekhanov

Unique in its design, this museum was originally an 18th-century Russian church. It was converted into an applied art museum in the late nineteenth century and now houses an extensive collection of local crafts and artwork from the 18th century. You can also purchase souvenirs from this museum’s gift shop while you’re there.

8- The Mount of Bishbar Mak Dag

In the beautiful Caucasus Mountains that surround the city, visitors can go hiking and camping, just to name a few options. Those looking for adventure will love this place, and it’s also a great place to go skiing. Its 520-meter height provides stunning views of the beach, as well as a stunning view of the city.

9 - Fortress of Glersen-Jürerson,

As a fortification, the Glersen-Jürsen Castle sits on the banks of the West Kish River, several kilometers from the city of Sheki, making it an ideal choice. As well as enjoying the stunning scenery that surrounds the fort, visitors to the castle can capture memories in the form of photographs.