Baku, Azerbaijan – Palace of the Shirvanshahs

Palace of the Shirvanshahs

The Palace of the Shirvanshahs is a 15th century palace located in Old City and one of Azerbaijan’s first UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It was built by the rulers of Shirvan – a historical district located in what is now modern Azerbaijan.

It is a museum that houses a gift shop, a permeant exhibition and a temporary exhibition.

Grounds and Buildings

This is our walk through the grounds and buildings.

The Gift Shop

It was cold and damp with just one small heater to warm the employee within.

Permanent Exhibit

What was most interesting, in my opinion, of the grounds and permanent exhibit was the Tomb of Seyid Yahya Bakuvi that, during prayer, helps to open the third eye for a deeper connection to God.

The temporary exhibit in the palace deserves a blog of its own! This was an exhibit of Medieval torture devices used during the Inquisition!

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