Sheki is set in a picturesque mountain area rich in narrow gorges and green valleys, springs, purest rivers, water falls and mineral water springs framed by dense woods and alpine meadows. Not far from Sheki in one of the most beautiful and picturesque places of the country is the Markhal Resort.
The city can boast many historical and architectural places of interest, but its pride is the ancient majestic royal palace of Shekin khans erected in the 18 th century without a single nail with magnificent wall paintings and tracery windows in the stone citadel. Very attractive are Gelersen-Gerersen fortress, numerous caravanserais, house of Sheki Khans, Djuma Mosque, the Gileilin Mosque minaret, and medieval baths.
Two-thousand-year old Gabala – the most ancient city of Azerbaijan, was for 600 years the capital of ancient Caucasian Albania mentioned in the works of antique historians of the 1st century. Later in the Arabian sources it was mentioned as Khazar.
At first Gabala was a part of Shirvanshahs state and later Sheki khanate. The city was repeatedly exposed to devastating invasions. But, despite of this Gabala has preserved material evidence of its civilized past. The ruins of ancient Gabala are 15 km from the present day city. The excavation finds from the ancient settlement can be seen in the city museum. Gabala vicinities have numerous historical and architectural monuments.
DATE : 07.05.2017
PRICE : 25 AZN
“NEXT WAY TRAVEL” provide SHEKI-GABALA TOUR
1. Comfortable transport service
3. Ancient Sheki and Gabala Excursions
(you can visit Shaki Khan Palace, Caravanserais, Ancient Merchants Street, Aliahmad Confectionery, Gabala)
4. Professional guide
5. Qualitative photosession (all hotos are available for free)
6. Games and Entertaining
7. Tea table