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Golestan Palace is a historic complex of buildings and gardens in Tehran, the capital of Iran. It was the official residence and seat of power of the Qajar dynasty, which ruled Iran from 1785 to 1925. The palace was originally built in the 16th century by the Safavid dynasty. Later the Qajar Kings renovated and expanded it, especially Naser al-Din Shah, who was fond of European arts and architecture.

If you remember, two weeks ago we visited a part of Golestan palace, a place where some kings have been throned. It is a symbol of what Nasereddin Shah, one of the most famous Kings of the Qajar dynasty, has added to the country Iran, under the influence of Western countries.

The palace complex consists of eight main structures, each with its own function and style.

Today we are going to visit a salon full of artworks, a painting by Kamal-al Molk (کمال الملک), the main section of the Golestan palace, called the crown salon, where the king and his crown prince sat, and also the royal dish. That would cover only one building of this palace. Let’s see and learn about culture, history, and beyond Persian language.

Golestan Palace is a remarkable example of Iranian history, art, and culture. It showcases the achievements and aspirations of the Qajar era, as well as the influences and interactions with other civilizations. It is a place worth visiting and admiring for its beauty and significance.

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