What to see in Sheki?
Top Places To Visit in Sheki
1. Sheki Khan’s Palace
The majestic Palace of Sheki Khan’s, located in the city fortress, takes a special place with its magnificent wall paintings and colorful windows’ mosaic. The Palace of Sheki Khan’s is a rare example of a combination of folk architecture (wood engraving) with the traditions of Oriental palace architecture (varnished and wall paintings). The facade of the palace is richly painted with drawings displaying scenes of hunting and war, as well as intricate geometrical and plant patterns.
2. Upper & Lower Caravanserai
“Caravanserai” historical complex in Sheki is two magnificent caravanserais which reached present days and traditionally named “Yukhary” and “Ashaghy” caravanserai, which means “Upper” and “Lower” Caravanserai in translation from Azerbaijani into English. Construction of these caravanserais is dated back to the 18th-19th century AD.
3. Old Albanian Temple In Kish Village
The church in the village of Kish derived to (2nd-4th centuries) built by St. Elias and considered one of the earliest Christian constructions in the Caucasus region. Presently, the church is being reсonstructured and reorganized into a museum. In the town, you’ll see old brick houses, shaded streets, weeping willow trees, and canals carrying spring water.
4. Markhal Forest
Markhal forest is considered one of the beautiful places travelers visit in Sheki. This forest covers a big area and contains a 5 stars hotel Markhal Resort & Spa in its area. This place is perfect for enjoying nature and visited a lot in the summertime.