A trip to Tehran is impossible to imagine without visiting the oldest historical monument of the city, breathtaking and glorious Golestan Palace. You can’t even describe the palace as a museum – it is a striking evidence of the great dynasty majesty. Golestan Palace was nominated for and then granted the title of UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013.
History of Golestan Palace
About Golestan PalaceThe story of Golestan Palace starts with the construction of Tehran Arg in the 16th century during Safavid Era. Thatched mud walls of this citadel were embracing several royal buildings, and Golestan Palace was one of them. The Arg stood through Safavid and Zand dynasties until 1794. Then the first Shah of Qajar Dynasty, Mohammad Khan, chose Tehran as a capital of Persian Empire. Golestan Palace became the official residency of the Shah, who rebuilt it and supplemented with new buildings. During the Pahlavi era, Golestan Palace acted as a place for official events and receptions. Reza Shah, who strongly believed in Iran modernization and growth, destroyed some of its buildings in between 1925 and 1945. The old looking palace did not match the new appearance of the developing city. However, nowadays we are lucky to witness the remained construction, consisting of 17 buildings, museums, and halls.
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The closest metro station is Panzdah-e Khordad of the red line. The walk from the metro to Golestan Palace will take a couple of minutes.
Qurkhane Bus Terminal is located in 10 minutes walk from Golestan Palace. Buses from different parts of the city arrive to this station.
Golestan Palace is close to Grand Bazaar, City Park, National Museum and other attractions. If you are visiting one of them you can take a pleasant walk to the palace.
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