Palace of Sheki Khans in Shaki, Azerbaijan

I took a walk in the town of Shaki in the moning. The greens in the town were clean.

Morning in Sheki Town

Morning in Sheki Town

Azerbaijan people believe in Islam

Azerbaijan people believe in Islam

Visited Sheki Khan Palace on that day.

Sheki Khan Palace was constructed in 1761-1762 as a summer residence of Hussein-khan Mushtad Who was a grandson of Gadzhi Chelebi. The unique beauty two-storied building of the palace amazes with its magnificent interior and exterior.

Sheki Khan Palace is surrounded by the castle walls

Sheki Khan Palace is surrounded by the castle walls

Entrance of Sheki Khan Palace

Entrance of Sheki Khan Palace

The palace garden

The palace garden

Sheki Khan Palace

Sheki Khan Palace

 The facade of the palace

The facade of the palace

Photography is prohibited in the palace. The following photographs are from the net and the photo-book of the palace.

Muhammed Huseyn Khan who built the palace; Painter-Arif Hasanov

Muhammed Huseyn Khan who built the palace; Painter-Arif Hasanov

Muhammed Huseyn Khan is also known as a poet under the pen-name of Mushtag. According some sources, this palace is referred as the Mushtag Mansion.

Family room with fire-place, ground floor of the palace

Family room with fire-place, ground floor of the palace

Once there was water rushing down through the area producing natural springs that would have made these fountains run naturally.

The guest room, first floor, where stained glasses are beautiful.

The guest room, first floor, where stained glasses are beautiful.

In the center of the palace is a huge stained-glass window from a multi-colored glass mosaic.

Khan's room

Khan’s room

Wall drawing of Khan's room

Wall painting of Khan’s room

The paintings on the ceiling of the Khan's room

The paintings on the ceiling of the Khan’s room

The walls of the palace are richly painted with anecdotal drawings displaying scenes of hunting and war as well as intricate geometrical and vegetative patterns.

Wall drawing, hunting scene

Wall paining, hunting scene

Wall drawing, buttle scene

Wall paining, buttle scene

Wall painting of the palace

Wall painting of the palace

As a visitor walks in the rooms of the palace, he starts to feel himself in fairy tale by enjoying its unique environment.

Really splendid fresco

Really splendid fresco of the palace

Once great Turkish poet Nazim Hikmat visited this palace and said “If Azerbaijan would not have other ancient building, it could be enough to speak only about the Sheki Khans’ palace”.

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