Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace

In the center of Tehran and in the middle of a beautiful garden with evergreen trees and fresh climate, a lavish palace lies down that has a long history from the Safavi to Pahlavi dynasty in its heart. A place that was once the location of formal royal receptions of the Pahlavi dynasty.  It includes three archives for Photographs, Documents and the Library of Manuscripts and also comprises of different halls, palaces and museums which number around 17 and in them you can find collections of Iranian crafts and presents that the Europeans granted to the Iranian kings during 18th to 19th centuries addition to the three archives.

It is a complex with a wide variety of attractions. The Marble Throne (Takht-e-Marmar) which is the oldest historical structure of this complex in which you can become familiar with architectural decorations; in Negar Khaneh, you can see many paintings that are left form Qajar Dynasty as well as in The Pond House (Howz Khane), there are also European paintings belonging to the same era. Edifice of the Sun (Shmas-ol-Emare) is the highest building of the complex that is left from the Naseri period. If you would like to see Persian Mirror work close up, don’t forget to visit the Mirror Hall (Talar-e-Aineh) that is the most famous building of the complex. It will surely amaze you with its dazzling reflective works.

Golestan place is considered one of the oldest historical monuments of Iran that is a living witness of the most important historical events that have happened in Iran. It was inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013.

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