Golestan Palace, Tehran

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#1 of 51 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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  • Nothing I've hit really, Visit quickly Should not lose too much time in Tehran offering no special emotions.
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  • It's a nice palace with big garden (with parrots!). Has some museum inside with gifts from diplomats. Mirror hall is nice but you can't enter - you can see it from the doorstep. Tehran in general isn'...  more »
  • This is a lovely place to visit as it also contains a garden. The tile work outside is amazing especially when it is your first site in Tehran and Iran. Inside the place itself there are some very spe...  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.

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The northern districts of Tehran possess a more suburban, cosmopolitan feel, and a more spacious form, with a number of accommodations geared towards international tourism. Luxury hotels with pools overlooking the parks sit alongside some more basic and humble offerings, usually located on the lesser side streets. The southern districts offer a livelier experience, where guesthouses, hostels, and simple hotels line the confusing bundle of winding streets. Of course, some areas of the south open up a little, and here you'll find a good number of standard and mid-range hotels with varying levels of amenities.
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