Visit Guide to Palace of the Shirvanshahs

Located within the walls of Icherisheher is the Shirvanshahs’ Palace, one of the pearls of Azerbaijan’s medieval architecture. Built at the highest point of Icherisheher, the structure dates to the late 12th-14th century, exhibiting a fascinating variety of medieval Islamic architecture.

Getting There

The Palace is conveniently located in the heart of the Old City, so you can easily reach the Old City by a car, a taxi or a bus and visit the famous landmark as you walk down the narrow streets of the medieval fortress.

What to Expect

Occupying the highest spot in the citadel, the Shirvanshahs’ Palace was the 15th-century residence of Azerbaijan’s medieval rulers. It includes the main building of the palace, Divankhaha, the burial-vaults, a mosque with a minaret, Seyid Yahya Bakuvi’s mausoleum, Murad’s gate, a reservoir and the remnants of a bath house.


The Palace is believed to be built in the end of 15th-beginning of 16th century, when the capital of the Shirvanshah rulers was moved to Baku from Shamakhi.


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  • Public toilets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tourism Information Point