Category: Golestan Palace


Mirror Hall (Talar-e-aineh)

Mirror Hall (Talar-e-aineh)

Talar-e-Aineh (Hall of Mirror) is the most famous of the Palace halls. This relatively small hall is famous for its extraordinary mirror work. The Hall was designed by Haj Abdoul Hossein Memar bashi (Sanie-ol-molk). Yahaya Khan Motamed-ol-molk, the Minister of Architecture, acted s consultant to the designer.


Marble Throne (takh-e-Marmar)

Marble Throne (takh-e-Marmar)

The spectacular terrace known as Takht-e-Marmar (Marble Throne) was builth in 1806 by order of Fath Ali Shah Qajar (r.1797-1834). Adomed by paintings, marble carvings, tile work, stucco, mirrors, enamel, woodcarvings, and lattice windows; the throne embodies the finest of Iranian architecture. The marble throne is one of the oldestRead More …


Iran Golestan Palace

A short history of the Golestan Palace The oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran, the Golestan Palace (palace of flowers) belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran's Historic Arg (citadel). The Arg was built during the reign of TahmasbRead More …


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