Golestan Palace in Iran was built under the Safavi rule in the 16th century. After the Qajar family came into power in 1794, Golestan Palace became the seat of the government as Tehran became the capital of the country. Golestan Palace is one of the oldest historical monuments in Tehran and it is on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
The palace is famous for its integration of traditional Persian art with European architectural qualities. The complex consists of 17 structures like palaces, halls, and museums characterized by lavish ornaments made in the 19th century. Here are some of the most impressive works within the Golistan Palace.
Edifice of the Sun (Shams ol Emareh)
Between the years 1925 and 1945, some of the buildings within the complex were demolished to make place for new modern buildings.
The Golestan Palace was the official residence of the Qajar dynasty.
During the Pahlavi era, the Palace was used for official royal receptions and important occasions such as coronations. The palace contains various paintings and photographs, collections, and valuable royal jewels.