The Palace of Shaki Khans was a summer residence for the Shaki Khans. A unique architectural monument of the khanate, the Sheki Khans’ Palace was built in 1762 by Huseyn khan and sits shaded by huge chinar trees within the khan’s fortress at the top of this charming Silk Road city. The palace windows are stunning examples of the ancient art of ‘shebeke’ – wooden lattices filled with stained glass and put together without glue or nails! After visiting the palace you can also visit the nearby shebeke workshop to see how intricately these vibrant lattices are formed.

The Palace of Shaki Khans was nominated for List of World Heritage Sites, UNESCO in 1998 by Gulnara Mehmandarova — president of Azerbaijan Committee of ICOMOS—International Council on Monuments and Sites.

On 7 July 2019, the Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.