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