The Golestan Palace is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Iran. The attraction located in Iranian capital, Tehran, attracts so many tourists from all over the world. Let’s learn more with Alale.
The Golestan Palace is a collection of monuments in Tehran that have been built and re at different times. This collection is one of the most important monuments of the country in terms of architecture, attraction of tourists and the value of the works of art and historical remaining. Throughout the year, the Golestan Palace hosts a large flocks domestic and foreign tourists.
The palace has a lot to offer all over the year. However. You are strongly recommended to visit the palace during spring and in particular Iranian Nowruz to enjoy great weather, special festivals, and traditions of Persian at the time of New Year celebration.
In this season, the old trees of the palace are lush and beautiful, together with the tiles painted with flowers and plants, and light color drawings, creates a beautiful and unique collection that is really eye-caching.
Historically, this monument has witnessed very important events such as the Constitutional Revolution and the reign of Pahlavi I and II.
There are also beautiful artistic works like the marble bed, the tomb of Naser-al-Din Shah Qajar, which has been transferred from Ray city, and arts of Persian and international well-known artists including Kamal-ol-Molk.
There are, also, beautiful buildings such as Shamsalamareh, Ayeneh Hall, Badgir Mansion, and Khalvat-e-Karimkhani, which are very popular among tourists.
The historic complex of Golestan Palace is one of the most beautiful and historical monuments in the capital. This is the place where Qajar kings and princes lived. This royal palace recently registered as a World Heritage Site in the UNESCO Organization. The palace from the north leads to the Imam Khomeini Street and Square, from the west to Khayyam Street, east to Nasrkhsro Street, and from the south to 15 Khordad Avenue and the Arg square. This collection dates back to the Safavid era.
, during one of his trips to Ray, Safavid Shah Tahmasb, ordered the building of a mansion that locates 6 kilometers away from Tehran. Later on, Safavid Shah Abbas completed this collection by constructing four gardens and walls around the mansion. In Safavid era, the Safavid kings sometimes chose Tehran for their residence, even King Suleiman Safavi built a palace in this city. However, today, there is no trace of most of the buildings constructed during Safavid era.
During the reign of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Tehran citadel was visited by foreign guests and the palace of Saadabad Palace, and then the Niavaran Palace were chosen as the royal palaces. Also, many parts of the Golestan Palace were destroyed, including its fence, the Grand Bazaar, the building of the Justice Office, the gallery, the Dolate court, the Narenjestan gurden, the Golshan Garden and the interior buildings. However, after the Islamic revolution in 1979, the complex, like the other royal palaces, changed its function and became a museum open to public, so everyone could enjoy sightseeing in this collection and get amazed by the magnificence and grandeur of this building, which is the result of long-lasting Iranian artists.
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