We are always proud of the rich and tumultuous history of our country, but how many of the remnants of this history do we really see and know?
One of the best places to start this exploration is Golestan Palace in Tehran. Why? Because it is an important page in the history of Iran because of what happened under its roof.
The importance of Golestan Palace is so great that it is known even in the world and UNESCO has included it in the list of cultural heritage.
In this article, we want to have a general and useful overview of Golestan Palace in Tehran and its different parts.
Why is Golestan Palace so important?
If we want to tell the history of Golestan Palace in Tehran , the construction of this palace dates back to more than 400 years ago. But many today consider it to belong to the Qajar period because Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, Fath Ali Shah, Mohammad Shah Qajar, Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar, Muzaffaruddin Shah Qajar, Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar and his son Ahmad Shah Qajar all ruled in the same palace.
Another importance of Golestan Palace among the sights of Tehran is that even in these contemporary days, it has given direction to the history of Tehran. How about For example, one of the reasons for the change in appearance of 15 Khordad Street is the proximity to Golestan Palace in Tehran.
Learn about the architecture of Golestan Palace
When you enter Golestan Palace, you may not know its date and date. But you still see things that dazzle you; That is, the beauty used in the architecture of Golestan Palace.
A complex that was built more than 400 years ago and has seen all these cold, hot, wet and dry days, but it seems to have just opened yesterday. Now, in your opinion, what is the reason for all this dazzling architecture in Palace?
The intersection of architectural styles
Golestan Palace was built at a time in Iran’s history when Iran’s political and cultural relations with other countries (especially European countries) had increased. Usually when two or more cultures come into contact with each other, a lot of trade takes place between them; For example, style of dress, style of cooking, language, architecture, etc.
The architecture of Golestan Palace followed exactly the same path. It is one of the most important and beautiful examples of Iranian architecture that adorned it with European ornaments and elegance.
What are the features of Golestan Palace?
One of the interesting features of Golestan Palace is that it is located on 15 Khordad Street. If you have been to 15 Khordad Street once, you have probably noticed that there is a lot of traffic and noise on this street.
But when you enter Palace, it is as if a bubble has been drawn around it so that the sound of the outside world does not disturb its peace.
Another feature of Golestan Palace is that, unlike many historical monuments, it has a colorful world. When you enter the space of the palace, you will feel that these colors and glazes of small and large tiles, which are all evidence of Iranian art, become whatever numbness and discomfort there is.
What are the parts of Golestan Palace?
Now that we have talked about the attractions and history of Palace, you might like to see it up close. If so, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with all the parts before leaving.
The different parts of Golestan Palace are:
- Collection area
- Marble bed porch
- Karimkhani Den
- Main Hall
- Berlian Hall
- Windbreak mansion
- Photo Gallery
- Pool House of Islam Hall
- Museum of Anthropology
- Diamond Hall
The entrance fee that you have to pay for each part of Golestan Palace is as follows:
- Ticket price for Iranian visitors: 2500 Tomans
- Ticket price for non-Iranian visitors: 15 thousand tomans
- Shams Al-Amara ticket price for Iranian visitors: 2 thousand Tomans
- Shams Al-Amara ticket price for non-Iranian visitors: 8 thousand Tomans
- Marble bed porch ticket price for Iranian visitors: 2 thousand tomans
- Marble bed porch ticket price for non-Iranian visitors: 8 thousand tomans
- Karimkhani privacy ticket price for Iranian visitors: free
- Karimkhani privacy ticket price for non-Iranian visitors: free
- Ticket price of the main hall for Iranian visitors: 2500 Tomans
- Main hall ticket price for non-Iranian visitors: 15,000 Tomans
- Berlian Hall ticket price for Iranian visitors: free
- Berlian Hall ticket price for non-Iranian visitors: free
- Ticket price (windbreak mansion for Iranian visitors: 2 thousand tomans
- Ticket price for a windbreak mansion for non-Iranian visitors: 8,000 Tomans
- Photo ticket price for Iranian visitors: 2 thousand tomans
- Photo ticket price for non-Iranian visitors: 8 thousand tomans
- Salam Hall pool ticket price for Iranian visitors: 2500 Tomans
- Salam Hall ticket price for non-Iranian visitors: 8 thousand Tomans
- Anthropology Museum ticket price for Iranian visitors: 2 thousand tomans
- Anthropology Museum ticket price for non-Iranian visitors: 8,000 Tomans
- Diamond Hall ticket price for Iranian visitors: 2 thousand tomans
- Diamond Hall ticket price for non-Iranian visitors: 8 thousand Tomans
Access information to Golestan Palace at a glance
If you have made a serious decision to visit the palace, the following information may be helpful to you:
- Palace phone number: 8-33113335 021
- Address of Golestan Palace: Tehran, 15 Khordad St., Arg Square
- Navigating Golestan Palace using Google Map
By the way, if you want to visit Golestan Palace by subway, enter line one (Kahrizak-Tajrish line, which is red) and get off at 15 Khordad station.
Did you go How was it?
In this article, we talked about the attractions and historical importance of Palace for Iran and the world, and we saw how even a building can play an important role in the history of a country.
But other than that, even if you have no particular interest in its history, the collection is so beautiful that it is worth a visit.
If an interesting topic catches your eye, we’d love for you to tell us.