Golestan Palace, Tehran

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#1 of 87 in Museums in Iran
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. Before you head to Tehran, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tehran trip itinerary planning app , to make sure you see all that Tehran has to offer, including Golestan Palace.
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  • Visiting Golestan Palace for 2nd time, Its calm and nice atmosphere in May make the visit more enjoyable. Negarkhaneh ( one of the sections of Palace) has approx. 50 paintings of Qajar kings, princes ...  more »
  • The architecture is awesome with interesting mosaics finishes and glass. The furniture and antiques are unique and beautiful  more »
  • Amazing mirror design work in a traditional Persian architecture. Internal decorations of the palace are made of European items collected by the monarch at the time. There are multiple museums on site...  more »
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  • PRICELESS ARTWORK EVERYWHERE. This place is so beautiful, so peaceful, so underrated. Just come here early in the morning, preferably on a week day and get lost in the royal life of the Persians.
  • The Qajar were an Iranian royal dynasty of Turkic origin which ruled Persia from 1785 to 1925. Golestan Palace was their showroom of pomp and circumstance, a true tourist mecca. I found the ticketing to be excruciatingly slow and vexing, even with only a few people trying to get in so I decided to skip this one and instead spend more time at the much more welcoming National Museum not far from there.
  • Such an screamingly vast palace dates back to the last king of Iran. It's one of the have-to-see places in Tehran. You are going to be mesmerised and agape by that luxurious and mysterious air of the majestic and royal buildings and designs. Lots of places to go. You need time. Make sure you you are there early in the morning.
  • It is a very beautiful place and the edifices were so beautiful every thing about the buildings were great but some of the people working there didn’t have any respect for the visitors and that was so embarrassing for me as an Iranian.
  • One the most beautiful jewels of Tehran. A must visit attractions for both locals and visitors. Here are few pictures of my favourite palaces and location within the premise. Can't recommend this palace enough!!! Definitely check out the mirrors palace and brilliant palace💓
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