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Address: Arq Suquare, Tehran 11369, Iran
Phone Number: (+98) 21-33113335-8
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Must see this when visiting Tehran. Bummer you can't take photos in the spectacular mirrored rooms. Ingesting history to learn. Check out the parrots in the trees.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Must see this when visiting Tehran. Bummer you can't take photos in the spectacular mirrored rooms. Ingesting history to learn. Check out the parrots in the trees.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The palace of Kajar dynesty, inside it, there is Nasr eddin shah tomb. and takht el marmar, where Merza shah had his ceremony about 1930

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting Iran for the first time my customer brought me to the Golestan Palace to see some of Iran's history. There are a number of rooms with objects to admire, only a couple permitted photography, and that must be without flash. I found the Iranian painting gallery, brilliant hall, royal museum, main hall and wind catcher palace being the most... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A courtyard with ponds and trees surrounded by several buildings. The mirror hall also called main hall is of most interest. I can not imagine living in a palace like this. The mirrors reflect light constantly, as if they serve to distract and prevent focus. The ornamentation and reliefs show Persian craftsmanship, but many objects are 19th century Edelkitsch imported... More 

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Lake Garda, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had high expectations for this place, given the photographs I had seen beforehand, but somehow it just didn't live up to its name. This is still probably the nicest thing you will see in Tehran, offering a very good idea of how the Persian Shah used to live like, total glamour, opulence and luxury. The Hall of Mirror and... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Golestan Palace pronounced "Kakheh Golestan" is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city. The Palace is all that remains of Tehran's Historical Citadel (Arg) which once glittered like a jewel. This historical Arg was built at the time of Shah Tahmasb I in Safavid period. It was reconstructed at the time of Karim Khan Zand and was chosen... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The mirrored rooms were magnificent. It was easy to see why the Shah's regime was thrown out - really OTT. There were children visiting in school parties who were really cute - at some points more interested in us tourists than the history

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace is having some impressive rooms with mirror decoration. And some fine gifts from around the world. But the museum part of it is a bit old fashioned.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Interior of beautiful tiles and mirror mosaics inside the Golestan Palace are breath-taking! Unfortunately no photos are allowed, this is a shame as I think if I was able to show people the photos, they would all be flocking to Tehran to experience it for themselves. There are beautiful artworks in the gallery which help to see historic Persia.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take some 3/4 hours of your time in Tehran and enjoy its main touristic attraction. This is a perfect activity whether you want to enjoy a sunny day in the gardens or you are running away from the cold and want to enjoy the halls. Hire a guide or be well-prepared in terms of information

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