The Palace of the Shirvanashas

Spent the late afternoon just exploring the back streets of the Old City and stumbled on the palace. That’s what I love about the Old City. Just ditch any street map and just get lost going anywhere and everywhere. I turned a corner and there it was.

The palace was built in the 15th c and is made of sandstone, a common building material in Azerbaijan.

There are more than 50 rooms with some displaying interesting exhibits about the palace, its former occupants, and some artifacts.

Other structures in the complex include this spacious bath house. That room on the upper right corner was probably a steam room.

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