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Golestan Palace
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 18-19 centuries
Date of Inscription: 2013
Location: Middle East, Iran, Teheran
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Description: The lavish Golestan Palace is a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. The walled Palace, one of the oldest groups of buildings in Teheran, became the seat of government of the Qajar family, which came into power in 1779 and made Teheran the capital of the country. Built around a garden featuring pools as well as planted areas, the Palace’s most characteristic features and rich ornaments date from the 19th century. It became a centre of Qajari arts and architecture of which it is an outstanding example and has remained a source of inspiration for Iranian artists and architects to this day. It represents a new style incorporating traditional Persian arts and crafts and elements of 18th century architecture and technology. --WHMNet's description is from WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Golestān Palace (Persian: کاخ گلستان‎) pronounced "Kakheh Golestān" is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city. The oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran, a world heritage, the Golestan Palace (also Gulistan Palace) (The Rose Garden Palace) belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran’s Historic Arg (citadel). Golestan Palace Complex consists of 17 palaces, museums, and Halls. Almost all of this complex was built during 200 years of Qajar kings ruling. These palaces were used for many different occasions such as coronation and other important celebrations. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
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