Old Palace of the Sheki Khans

The Palace of the Sheki Khans, located in Sheki, high in the Caucasus mountains of Azerbaijan, was the summer residence of the Sheki khans, or “rulers”. Built in 1797, full restoration works were carried out between 1955 and 1965 under the supervision of two talented architects, Kamal Mamedbekov and Nikolai Utsyn, who used the ceremonial hall on the second floor of the palace as their workshop.