... Impressive palace view...my first postcard sent from Azerbaijan ㋡... the pearl of architectural heritage of the country... a beautiful renovated historical monument... a place full with history... Thanks a million Sini!! (♥‿♥)
Azerbaijan is located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea at the southeast extremity of the Caucasus. Historically, the name Azerbaijan refers to a larger region that formed part of Persia (Iran). Azerbaijan is bordered by the Caspian Sea, Iran, Armenia, Georgia and Russia.
The Palace of Shirvanshahs was built in 1420 with the order of Shirvanshah Khalilullah I of Darbandi dynasty and is located in the Inner City of Baku. (the capital of the country) The ensemble of the palace is consisted of 9 buildings: the main building of the palace, Divankhana (court-house), Dervish sepulcher, Eastern gate (portal), mosque of the palace, Kei-Gubad mosque, mausoleum of the palace, a bathhouse and a reservoir.
The Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower became a WHS UNESCO site in 2000.
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