Azərbaycan

Şəki


One of the most ancient cities of Azerbaijan, Sheki is rightly enjoys its reputation as the architectural reserve of the country.  Of particular interest to tourists from all over the world is the Palace of Sheki Khans (1762) – a rare example of combining national and palace architectural traditions.

 

To the north of the city can be found the ruins of the once impregnable fortress Gelersan – Gerarsan (Come and See) dating back to the XV-XVIII centuries.

 

Sheki is also famous for its melt-in the-mouth baklava, piti (a stew with vegetables cooked in a clay pot), and the sense of humor of its people.