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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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  • A journey in time. Imagine living with one of the richest families in the world. You can visit all the rooms, check the silvery and personal objects. A memory: there was a cat there observing all the ...  more »
  • Several museums in the vast complex of buildings and Park to discover - to explore very relaxed and just a few steps from the Grand Bazaar
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  • Its a beautiful palace, loved the hall of mirrors, I loved the history of the Qajar dynasty, We had a very good guide Ms Hanieh who gave a very comprehensive and detailed history of the palace and the...  more »
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  • A must see in Tehran. However expensive because you have to pay for every building. I am still amazed by the love for mirrors of the rich and famous in Iran. Like the other palaces it's a showcase of bad taste. In the art gallery there are some nice paintings. Pictures of the shahs travels are also interesting.
  • Nice Museum in general. You have to buy separate tickets for each part of the museum which is crazy...10 tickets + general entrance fee! Do not take your big bag/guitar/carry on with you to the museum. They do not have any person responsible to take care of your stuff and you are not allowed to bring any thing bigger than a laptop case to the building!
  • There is historical place in Teheran. It was constructed in 16th century. Architecture is really good. Inside, glass arts are excellent. Have to go to this palace in Teheran.
  • Must visit place.. Great experience to see the museum and other things inside the palace. In front of Golestan palace there is a bazaar where so many shops for dry fruits and other things.
  • The palce belongs to old Tehran. It has been constructed in 16th century. The architectural heritages are wonderful. Curators are helpful and kind. The nature are amazing. Beautiful gardens are inspired by Heaven.