Golestan Palace

Tel: (98) 213-311-3335

Address: Tehran, Tehran District 12 Fifth Khordad Avenue, Arg Sqr، Panzdah-e-Khordad St, Iran

The Golestan Palace is one of the oldest historic monuments in Tehran. The palace was the royal complex of the Persian Empire. Like the Forbidden City in Beijing and the Louvre in Paris, it is now an important national museum of world heritage status. In Persian, its name means the “Rose Garden”, indicating the utmost beauty of the palace.

There are seven structures in the palace. The most famous one is the Mirror Hall where the royal family spent most of their time in. Walking into the Mirror Hall, you will be dazzled with glass decoration fully on the wall. With only little candlelight, the room is already lit. The Marble Throne was where coronations were held. The palace exhibits a variety of art pieces collected in Europe, traditional Persian handicrafts and gifts from foreign royal families. It is a place allowing the world to appreciate the most delicate artwork. At the Edifice of the Sun, the tallest structure in the whole palace, you would be stunned by the magnificent scene overlooking Tehran under the feet- just like what the king used to do.