The most outstanding and valuable monument of the 18th century Azerbaijan is Sheki Khans’ palace. The Palace of Sheki Khans in Sheki, Azerbaijan was a summer residence of Sheki Khans.
It was constructed in 1761-1762 as a summer residence of Hussein-khan Mushtad (grandson of Gadzhi Chelebi). The unique beauty two-storied building of the palace amazes with its magnificent interior and exterior. The facade of the palace is richly painted with anecdotal drawings displaying scenes of hunting and war as well as intricate geometrical and vegetative patterns. In the center is a huge stained-glass window from a multi-colored glass mosaic (It is remarkable up to 5 , 000 glass pieces were used per one square meter). Other smaller windows of the palace are also made of pieces of colored glass and covered with openwork stone lattices.
In front of the palace there used to be a marvelous garden from which only two huge branchy plane trees, the Palace’s coevals, have survived. For 200 years like devoted servants they have been protecting this architectural treasure of Azerbaijan .
Sheki Khans’ Palace has been repeatedly restored and today it is open for tourists in its magnificence owing to which the well- known travelers compared it to notorious Bakhchserai palace.
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