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Golestan Palace, Tehran
(4.4/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It was a nice tour and where it is possible to learn cultural habits and ways of living of the country's leaders
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  • 買門票是種賭注,因為這兒除了入場需要門票,每一個小宮殿也各自要票,全部購買所費不貲,先做功課比較好。 至於一些精彩的珍藏,或是較為富麗堂皇之處,則是無法拍照,可以說是心機很重的景點啊! 
  • A grand place that allows us to understand the splendor of the last century, with various collections of furniture, objects, etc. together in the grand Palace, but also the other buildings that accommodate tombs and other decorations. The garden is very large and the set is in the quiet of the departments and the Bazaar which allows to have a good time. Avoid Friday.
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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.