Somewhere in Tehran and in the middle of a beautiful garden with evergreen trees and fresh climate, sits a lavish palace that has a long history from the Safavid to the Pahlavi dynasties at its heart. It once was the formal royal reception of the Pahlavi dynasty. It includes three photographic, documents’ and manuscripts’ archives and also comprises of different halls , palaces and museums which number around 17. In them you can find collections of Iranian crafts and presents that Europeans granted to Iranian kings during the 18th to 19th centuries. There are also three archives.
It is a complex with a wide variety of attractions. In Marble Throne (Takht-e- Marmar), which is the oldest historical structure of this complex, you will become familiar with architectural decorations; in Negar khaneh , you can see many paintings that are left from the Qajar dynasty as well as in The Pond house (Howz khane) , There are also some European paintings belonging to the same era. Edifice of the Sun (Shmas-ol-emare) is the highest building of the complex that survives from the Naseri period. If you would like to see Persian Mirror work up close, 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 reflections.
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 is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013.