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Golestan Palace, Tehran

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A persuasive testament to the wealth and glory of Qajarian kings, Golestan Palace, also known as "Roseland Palace" features carefully landscaped gardens surrounded by impressive historic buildings. Inspired by the grandness of European palaces, Nasser al-Din Shah started to build this complex on the site of an earlier Safavid-era citadel from the mid-19th century. The complex--which is a listed World Heritage Site--boasts 17 edifices, including residential palaces, halls used for coronations and royal weddings, and museums. See the collections of royal portraits, decorative arts, ethnic costumes, and presents from European royalty. Compare the photographs of court life to pictures of everyday life in 19th century Iran. The highlights include a royal throne of yellow alabaster supported by human and demon figures and the famous hall of mirrors. A visit to Golestan Palace represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tehran tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • You are seeing this House will have a new experience. A good place to see and experience a new .To see the House go . An old and beautiful palace. That always stays in your mind  more »
  • This palace has old trees in beautiful gardens with long pools in the middle of garden .at first you can see a place of incarceration of several kings that the most recent ones was Reza shah pahlavi ....  more »
  • As every tourist attraction you pay more when you are not Iranian. It felt a bit overpriced and locals did not seem to know its location when we asked for directions. Nevertheless, the gardens are lov...  more »
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  • Loved it! Would definitely recommend visiting this palace when you travel to Iran, artifacts and old gifts from other nations for the shah are presented, the design and interior are rich and amazing. Really glad I stopped by.
  • The mist beatiful hall with miror mosaks! Fantadtic to see . In the garxen are coffe pkace but very expensive!
  • Very historic and artistic place that have beautiful Architectural towers and buildings i suggest to you to see this place once in your life
  • Well worth a visit. A haven of peace right next to the big bazar.
  • It's a beautiful palace but to see everything they charge a lot. The admisson fee is 150'000 rials so you can enter the complex. They charge another 150'000 rials for entering the main building. For the other buildings they charge 80'000 rials each. So if you want to see everything it will cost 940'000 rials (about 25$) per person. The palace itself is very nice with all its mirrors and it's an interesting mix of european and persian architecture. If you aren't on a budget trip it's worth to visit.