Palace of the Shirvanshahs

Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Baku: Hours, Address, Palace of the Shirvanshahs Reviews: 4/5

Palace of the Shirvanshahs
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  • İçəri Şəhər • 2 min walk
  • Nizami Gəncəvi • 6 min walk
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Ahmed D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
Great point of attraction in Baku
Aug 2021 • Couples
Great building and nice staff.

Even we did not go the e-guide or a local guide, the local guide inside was trying always to explain to us and help us.

The building and the area around it have a long history and interesting links with many major civilizations.
Written 16 August 2021
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OxfordStrasser
Oxford128 contributions
A slice of old Persia.
Feb 2020
Evocative, atmospheric, historic, charming site. Heavily restored and re-modelled but none the worse for that. Great picture opportunities with the Flame Towers in the background highlighting the contrast between medieval and modern in Baku.

The carving on the Turbe is exquisite. Justifiably UNESCO-listed and beautifully presented.
Written 2 January 2021
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
A pearl of Azerbaijan's traditional architecture!
Sep 2019
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 of Shirvan transferred his capital from Shemakha to Baku, where he built his new palace! And this is exactly the "Palace of the Shirvanshahs", which was appointed by Unesco, in 2000, as a "World Heritage Site", when it was described as one of the pearls of Azerbaijan's traditional architecture. The actual complex comprises the palace itself, a mosque with a single minaret, remnants of the royal bath houses, the throne hall, exhibitions rooms, burial vaults and mausoleums - all surrounded by restored sandstone walls and domes. A real journey into the 15th century! Enjoy!
Written 23 May 2020
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eli atzmon
Tel Aviv, Israel35 contributions
Worth a visit
Jun 2019
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
Written 21 March 2020
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Liza Aiman
Dubai, United Arab Emirates22 contributions
Not for free
Mar 2020 • Friends
Only one thing, they put the ticket of 15 Manat for tourist which was pretty off like why do you put ticket on a historic place that also quite much we decided not to go inside as it was 2 of us spending 30 manat for that wasn’t worth for.
Written 10 March 2020
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Gulzucker
Dubai, United Arab Emirates711 contributions
About local Shahs
Feb 2020 • Friends
It's very unusual to see in a big city like Baku a beautiful historical palace of Shirvanshahs empire.Architecture and the rooms inside, ruins of royal hamam, mausoleum make you imagine that old times and how people had lived during the empire. Entrance fee is 10manat.
Written 5 March 2020
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Leow Y
Singapore, Singapore44 contributions
Boring, little to see
Mar 2020
The main palace has many rooms, but each room is small and only has 2 or 3 artifacts describing the culture. Despite the claims that Baku used to be culturally important, the art pieces displayed are rather lacklustre. At the side, a building with a debated purpose stands, with no information provided whatsoever, one is just there to admire the architecture.
Written 4 March 2020
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M Noman
Doha, Qatar156 contributions
Historic
Dec 2019
Very well managed and maintained place. Gives a clear overview of the olden era and the values of the Azeri culture.

Every room had representative to clear your doubts apart from guides you can hire from outside for additional charges.

School children have different entry fees compared to adults even though its nominal.

They also have souvenir shops inside the palace.
Written 2 January 2020
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Suwatss
Bangkok, Thailand5,216 contributions
Heritage Azerbaijan palace
Dec 2019 • Friends
The Palace of the Shirvanshahs is a 15th-century palace built by the Shirvanshas. It is located in the Inner City of Baku,Azerbaijan. Inside there are Shahs’ mosque, minaret, main building as musuem showcasing lots of historic valuables.

A picture from the palace with the flame towers as a backdrop during the sunset time is truly memorable, contrasting between the old and new Baku.
Written 31 December 2019
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pinir67
Hod Hasharon, Israel370 contributions
Beautiful architecture
Dec 2019 • Couples
This 15th century palace is more interesting for its architecture than the exhibit or the historical context of it. You can still enjoy it from the outside and by visiting the adjacent buildings in the complex without buying the 15 manat ($US 9) ticket.
Written 30 December 2019
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