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Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace (Palace of Flowers) is situated in Tehran, and it is one of its most popular landmarks of the Iranian capital.

Golestan Palace History

Golestan Palace is one of the buildings within the walls of Tehran’s Historic Arg (citadel). This is the oldest historical monument in Iran and was re-built to its current form by Haji Abol-hasan Mimar Navai in 1865.

This palace was the royal residence of the Qajar dynasty. Several royal ceremonies were held in this palace during the Pahlavi dynasty (1925 – 1979).

The Golestan palace underwent serious restoration that continues to this date. However the restoration project doesn't affect visitors, and the palace can be visited by tourists.

Golestan Palace Visitor Information

Golestan Palace can be easily reached in Tehran using the underground. The Panzdaeh Khordad station is right next to the citadel where the Golestan Palace is located.

Golestan hosts 10 museums, of which 9 are open to the public. You will have to buy tickets to enter each separate museum.

Tickets for museums vary between 3000 and 4000 rials ($3 - $4). Most of the museums are open every day except Thursdays and Sundays between 8:30 and 15:30.

For updated information you can contact the Palace Administration at:

Tel: +98 21 311-3335 / Fax: +98 21 311-1811 

Golestan Palace Map&Location

Golestan Palace Address: Ark Squire.Tehran, Iran. See bellow the location on the map:

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Golestan Palace Photos

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Golestan Palace facade by Saleh
Photos by A. Davey
Golestan Palace exterior-detail
Golestan Palace interior-detail
A mannequin in period attire
Golestan Palace garden