The house of Khurshidbanu Natavan

About Shusha

The two-storey house of Khurshidbanu Natava, known as the famous Azerbaijani poet, khan gizi, is a historical and architectural monument of the XVIII century.

On the first floor of the building there are seven service rooms for servants. There are three entrance gates on the south side. The door in the middle of them leads to the corridor, and the other two doors on the sides lead to the side rooms.

The southern façade of the building is divided by vertically placed ridges. The backs that frame the windows on the second floor are wider than the others.
Khurshidbanu Natavan's house is one of the first houses built in Shusha. Natavan's palace is a courtyard covering a large area and has various service buildings in this courtyard.

On the initiative of Bulbul, on October 10, 1932, the Azerbaijan Shusha Music School was officially established in this historical place (it was also the first children's music school established in Azerbaijan).

In 1987, the building was restored and the house-museum of Khurshidbanu Natavan, a branch of the National Museum of Azerbaijani Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi, was opened.

After the occupation of Shusha, the monument was destroyed by Armenians.

After the liberation of Shusha from occupation on November 8, 2020, the Azerbaijani army is implementing a special state program for the restoration of historical monuments.

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