Shirvanshah Complex, Baku (Azerbaijan)

Conservation of the stone surfaces of Divanhane (15th cent.)

Public Autority: Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture. Project Site Supervisors : Director Roustam Moukhtarov. Funded by: World Bank General Contractor: Arte e Restauro srl Padova.

The Shirvanshahs complex is the most important architectural monument of Azerbaijan and is located in the Old City of Baku. In December 2000, the Old City of Baku including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs are recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage. The complex brings together the most important buildings of the palace: the Divanhane, the vaulted tomb, a mosque with a minaret, the mausoleum of Seyid Yahya Bakuvi, the door of Murad, a cistern and the remains of the baths.