Excursion to Sheki is a Sheki tour of the picturesque places in one of the old cities of the South Caucasus, where various handicraft production was concentrated, where beautiful silk products were produced and a brisk trade was developed.The city is rich in history and many monuments of the cultural heritage of Azerbaijan.
1) Sheki’s pearl is the Palace of the Sheki Khans, built in the 18th century without a single nail. The unique in its beauty the two-story building of the palace amazes with the magnificence of its decoration, both external and internal. The facade of the palace is richly painted with plot drawings depicting hunting and war scenes, as well as intricate geometric and floral patterns.
In front of the palace, at one time a marvelous garden was divided; sixteen tall Italian poplars arranged symmetrically divided it into four alleys. On the sides of this garden – when the outbuildings were located, in which the court, the Khan’s wives lived, their servants followed them a big terrace of one and a half human height.
A small two-story building used to be part of a vast complex and was the summer residence of the Sheki Khans. The entire palace is painted with beautifully preserved drawings, in the center of the building there is a large, stunningly beautiful stained-glass window made of multicolor glass mosaic. The palace is under the protection of UNESCO and is among the most valuable architectural monuments of Azerbaijan.
Near the palace remains of the fortress wall are preserved.
2)You will see the Caravanserai one of the attractions of Sheki during the Sheki tour. Caravanserais were built in the form of locks with a closed courtyard, with one gate, which closed in case of danger, resulting in an impregnable fortress. The complex consists of two caravanserais, called “Yukhary” (Upper) and “Ashagy” (Lower). Their construction dates back to the XVIII-XIX centuries. Part of the caravanserai is now used as a hotel,
Then you walk along the streets of the city, admire the panorama of the city from the mountainous part. You will get acquainted with the manufacture of stained-glass windows “shebeke,” visit craft workshops and pastry shops with sheki sweets.
3)Transfer to the village of Kish (12 km.). Visit the ancient Albanian Christian church (I-IV centuries) in our Sheki tour.The village of Kish is beautiful for its extraordinary nature, traditions, and rich past.It is proud of its main attraction – the ancient Christian temple. The construction of the temple went from the I-IV century, and it was rebuilt until the XII century. The temple has value not only as an architectural monument but also has an outstanding historical significance. The excavations confirmed that this is the most ancient temple in the Caucasus in the I century laid by the apostle Elisha.
Sheki Tour Highlights. The Sheki tour will start with taking you off from your hotel or any desired place.
Places that you will visit during the Sheki tour:
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