Afif-Abad Garden, Shiraz

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#14 of 51 in Museums in Iran
Formerly a royal mansion, Afif-Abad Garden, features long corridors and over 30 chambers with artistically decorated ceilings. The mansion now belongs to the Iranian military and serves as a weapons museum, featuring displays of various army-related artifacts. After touring the interior, stroll through the garden to learn more about Iranian floriculture. Plan to visit Afif-Abad Garden during your Shiraz vacation using our convenient Shiraz tour builder tool .
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  • In the 1960s, the Shah's wife Farah Diba had built their summer residence. A reminder of the time of the Shah.
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  • Afif-Abad Garden has the second and biggest weapon museum in Iran. This awesome museum has many valuable weapons from important political persons during the history like Naser al-din Shah-e Qajar & ot...  more »
  • This place is partially a military establishment with a small portion open for the public.It is basically a big garden where surrounding what used to be a royal rest area when thevisited the city.It h...  more »
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  • The garden itself is great place, beautiful lake in center of the garden just in front of a historical building that surrounded with tall Palm trees and flowers. The garden is managing by military because of a military museum located there and today July 2nd 2017 I was standing in front of garden from 3:30 (Opening hour) till 4:25 to open the gate which is a shame for military of Iran.
  • The garden is quite empty and overgrown, but the military museum has a lot of historical swords, pistols, muskets and rifles. The upstairs level of the palace shows a glimpse of the 20th century luxury of the Shah’s lifestyle and is interesting. The foreigner entry price of 200,000 rial (5.5 USD) is quite expensive for Iran.
  • Garden is pretty basic. There is a traditional bath, a coffee house and a mansion for visit. Interesting.
  • The Golshan Garden is one of the oldest gardens in Shiraz. During the Safavid dynasty, it was used as a palace by the Safavid Kings. The current main building was constructed by Mirza Ali Mohammad Khan Qawam II in 1863. He bought a nearby qanat to water his garden. After his death, the garden was eventually inherited by Afife, thus being called "Afif-Abad". In 1962, it was restored by the army. It now functions as a weapons museum.
  • Military museum and beautiful garden

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