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Sheki Fortress, Sheki

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
Explore the 18th-century Sheki Fortress, a well-preserved and partially restored stone fort guarding the Palace of Sheki Khans, a masterpiece of Azerbaijani architecture. The exquisitely decorated façade of this landmark leads to an ornate interior, with decorative deep blue and ochre tiles, as well as stained-glass windows testifying to the wealth and refined taste of the independent Sheki Khans, sandwiched between the Persian and Russian empires. The complex features an ethnographic and history museum with a nice armory, as well as a restaurant that provides nice views of the mountainous scenery. Plan to visit Sheki Fortress and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sheki attractions using our Sheki trip planner.
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  • The fortress is well maintained & main attraction of Sheki....on the grounds there is Khan summer palace,cafe,& a building with lots of shops selling local craft.  more »
  • I decided to walk up to Sheki Fortress from my hotel in the town centre. The way was interesting, but a bit long... I came past Juma Mosque, the Kervansaray and various restaurants and tea gardens...  more »
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