Gulistan Palace: Part of the palace complex



The palace complex was within the walls of the historic Arq (citadel).

Agha Muhammad (reigned 1779-1797) selected the citadel for his palace and administrative centre, and Fath ‛Ali Shah (reigned 1797-1834) completed the Gulistan (‘Rose Garden’) Palace. The only buildings that remain from this sprawling complex with luxuriant gardens set with pools and pavilions are the Takht-i Marmar, a columnar audience hall, and the ‛Imarat-i Badgir on the north and south sides. Between 1925 and 1945 a large portion of the buildings of the palace were destroyed on the orders of Reza Shah who believed that the old Qajar palace should not hinder the growth of a modern city.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Kakheh Golestan

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Palaces

  • Architecture

  • Gates

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Qajar

Place of Creation
  • Tehran

  • +35.679722+51.420278

  • Tehran, Tehrān, Iran

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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Architectural Lantern Slides of Persia (present-day Iran)


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