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. 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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  • Golestan palace is one of the best choice for cultural tourist sites in Tehran that is open every day and the price for tourists is 20,000 toman each  more »
  • Definitely worth seeing. Not so rich in works of art, but much more charming and "Oriental" Topkapi Palace in Istanbul (although there is the magnificent panorama stambuliota). Not only a place of great peace, but a clear example of Persian kitsch but taste nearly collapse. Relatively recent (sec. XIX) can be a very good start (if the first is Tehran) for a track back in Iranian art.
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  • Open also with tour guides, one of the highlights of Tehran who, on an artistic level doesn't offer much, lovely and quaint. To visit absolutely!
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  • 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💓
  • Great place to spend an entire day wondering around and learning about glorious history of Iran. It has fantastic collection of China gifted to shahs by various royalties. Also ethnographic museum is worth a visit to learn about various ethnic groups of Iran and their traditions. Some of the palace buildings are beautifully decorated with mirror mosaics that make entire place shine like in a dream.
  • This once must have been a beautiful palace in Iran, however I would not recommend this as a top sight to see in Iran. The staff are rude, and expect to pay an additional fee if you are a foreigner. Aside from general entry, each section of the museum requires an additional entrance fee. Many of the exhibition rooms are empty or poorly maintained. There is evidence that the architecture interiors and exteriors have undergone great renovation since the days of the revolution, and little of this has been done to a fair quality. None of the exhibits are presented to museum conservation standards and there are few artefacts of significance or interest - I suspect those of any interest have been looted, destroyed, or are now housed in other museums in Tehran. Though lacking most of the lustre of its once magnificent past, if you are really interested in visiting the palace, ensure you only pay general entrance to the grounds, plus entrance to one of the main mirror halls.
  • Excellent place for a whole day entertainment.. there is much to see. They have also an excellent cafe-restaurant terrace in the lovely garden. It is also nearby a vast bazaar which is perfect to visit after the museum's closure #londonartandfood
  • Most visit museum. Nice variety of art, buildings, and furnitures with lots of history collected in one place. Also it is close to Bazaar which is another good option to visit in Tehran.

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