Sheki Fortress
Sheki Fortress
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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About
Новая шекинская крепость располагается на северо-востоке города. Крепость была построена в период властвования первого шекинского хана Гаджи Челеби (1743-1755. Высота крепости над уровнем моря 750 метров на севере, 710 метров на юге. Общая длина крепостной стены снаружи 1300 метров, высота ее в северной части 4 метра, в южной около 8. Толщина стены 2,20 метра. С севера и юга крепость закрывается арочными воротами, вдоль стены расположена 21 защитная башня. Стена и башни крепости дошли до нас сильно разрушенными. В 1958-1963 годах крепость была восстановлена. Крепость - часть историко-архитектурного комплекса "Юхары-баш".
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,464 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Sheki Fortress was the khan’s citadel in the city of Sheki, which was the capital of the independent Sheki Khanate. Most visitors to Sheki will see the Palace, which is now the only significant structure left inside the walls, so you cannot miss the fortress, some 250 years old. Nowadays, you can have a drink in the cafe or visit some of the craft workshops, most of which specialize in shebeke (the timber lattice with stained glass).
Written 28 October 2023
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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India4,629 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Located at an elevated place, surrounded by Caucasian mountains, thick vegetation, this Fortress is a world heritage site. There is a Sheki Khan Palace, Tourist Information Centre, Crafts Centre and other historical sites to visit inside. Though there is no admission ticket to enter the Fortress,one has to buy tickets to visit Palace and other historical sites. One has to hire a taxi from Sheki to reach this place.
Written 15 October 2023
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Maree R
Christchurch, New Zealand1,143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Thankfully we were dropped at the top and walked our way down the uneven cobbles and pavers. Lovely buildings to view in this complex and it is one of the top things to do while here in Sheki.
Written 7 September 2022
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,677 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The armory or Sheki Fortress during the Soviet Imperial era was converted to a Orthodox church and hence the distinctive design of addition of two blocks to the circular fortress. .
Written 31 May 2022
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JAPRADHA
Pune, India101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The fortress is well maintained & main attraction of Sheki....on the grounds there is Khan summer palace,cafe,& a building with lots of shops selling local craft.
Written 16 November 2019
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Departure811861
Germany872 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
I decided to walk up to Sheki Fortress from my hotel in the town centre. The way was interesting, but a bit long... I came past Juma Mosque, the Kervansaray and various restaurants and tea gardens. Next to the Fortress there is a big parking lot.
I did not find the Fortress special. However, there were a few buildings within its limits that attracted my attention. Thus I went into a building which is an arts and crafts centre with a lot of shops. They offer many Sheki souvenirs like paintings, textiles, music instruments, jewellery, etc. I also visited the atelier of Mr. Resulov Tofig, the Shebeke artist widely known, not only in Azerbaijan. His works of arts are awesome. Afterwards I went through narrow, crooked, labyrinthine lanes without real pavement past the old dilapidated mosque in an overgrown park to the Khan's Winter Palace.
Written 23 August 2019
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Lynne S
Winters, CA596 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
You'll need a few hours to see all the grounds and all the active buildings. The tourist office is here with nice bathrooms.
Written 20 July 2019
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KPR1955
Deeside, UK1,745 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
This is within the fortress walls and is a combination of many small craft shops and a few extras. There was one high spot which was the workshop of the local master trained in the art of Shebeke. This is the very nice craft of making vintage windows using thousands of pieces of coloured glass, as demonstrated in the Sheki Khan's palace. No nails or glue are used at all in the constructions and you may have the chance yourself to construct a small piece. Obviously depending on your own interest you may find other local crafts to your taste but there is nothing more exceptional.
Written 8 June 2019
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RaheelR
Lahore, Pakistan861 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
One of the main attraction of town. Sheki khan palace and museum also inside the fortress. Uphill walk reachable by bus and taxi
Written 17 May 2019
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yashgupta25
Doha, Qatar318 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
The fort is reachable by bus or by walking (quite uphill though). There is a tourist information centre where people speak English. There are a few souvenir stalls in the same building also. The grounds are good to walk in with picturesque views.
Written 26 March 2019
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