Winter Palace

Palace in Şəki

Be among the first foreigners to discover the Şəki Khans' recently restored yet little publicised 'other' palace. Like a slightly smaller Xan Sarayı, it has its own rose garden and while five of the six rooms are essentially plain, the sixth has a stunning series of original 1765 murals depicting scenes from Nizami classics.

Unlike at the Xan Sarayı, photography inside is permitted. The English-speaking guide lives next door.