The palace complex contains the two-story main building, the tomb, the Divanhane or Divan-Khane (State Council or pavilion), the mausoleum of Seyid Yahya Bakuvi, the Murad's gate, the shah's mosque with a minaret, a reservoir and the bath-house (hammam).
The palace is built on the highest point of one of the hills within Icheri Sheher and is considered as one of the pearls of Azerbaijan's architecture. It can be seen from the sea as well as high points in the city. Baku city and its tourist spots are attracting many holiday travelers.
The Shirvan capital, Shemakha, was ruined by a devastating earthquake in 15th century. Shirvan rulers, transferring the capital to Baku had built the palace complex. The complex suffered serious damages during 18th century bombardment by Russian Navy. Much of the upper parts were destroyed. The main entrance leads to an open courtyard at the upper level with access to residential area and Divankhane.
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The Palace Bath house was discovered in 1939 excavations of a vineyard on the lowest terrace of the complex. The bath house ruins are two large rectangular structures divided into smaller ones. The bath house is semi-underground.
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