Church of Kish, Sheki

4.2
#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Shaki-Zaqatala Region
Marvel at the early medieval stonemasonry of Church of Kish, also known as The Albanian Church in Sheki. Home to Georgian bishops in the 10th century, the site has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, while the stone church dates back to the 12th century. Admire a dome with a cross on the interior. The church houses a small museum of archeological artifacts found on location, including some ancient pottery, a burial mound with skeletal remains, wall foundations of an ancient 2nd century BCE temple, and a crypt of the 3rd century CE. A bust of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who traced Scandinavian gods to modern-day Azerbaijan, stands opposite the church. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Church of Kish by using our Sheki online holiday planner .
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  • This former church viewed where within a kind of exhibition is with showcases with old objects. Outside with glass canopy to see grave cellars opened. In the lush garden with flowers and fruit it is good to relax. There are also some stalls with souvenirs available. I had to pay 4 Manat entrance fee.
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  • If you're in the city of Sheki, be sure to visit this place. We were in a rented car. It was not difficult to get there. The road to the village of Kish asphalt, then laid out by a large stone, in one place in the middle of the road flows quite a strong stream. But we got straight to the church (thanks to the navigator) our Hyundai Accent did not let us down. Entry 4 manat per person (feeling that in 2019 raised prices everywhere) Code we were, Russian-speaking staff was not. Just looked like a look. On the territory grows persimmons (autumn is beautiful), there is a sale of souvenirs and a toilet.
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