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HISTORICAL PALACES IN IRAN (category)

Persepolis
in Marvdasht City
city: Marvdasht
On top of the rocky mountain of Rahmat in the plain of Marvdasht, the ruins of Takht-e-Jamshid palace are pre-eminent. Construction of these palaces started at the time of Darius I ... MORE
An Incredible touch to Persian Antiquity! One of the great wonders of the ancient world.It was conceived by Darius the Great who (520 BC) inherited the responsibility for ruling the world's first known empire founded by his predecessor, Cyrus the Great.
Chehel Sotoun
in Isfahan City
city: Isfahan
The Chehel Sotoun Palace and its garden cover an area of approximately 67,000 sq. m. This palace was constructed during the reign of Shah Abbas I. Shah Abbas II was also responsible ... MORE
Chehel Sotoun (or Chihil-Sutun) is a pavilion in Isfahan, in the middle of a park at the end of a long pool. It was built by Shah Abbas II.
Sa'd Abad Palace Museum
in Tehran City
city: Tehran
Opening Time: every day (9:00 - 18:45)
Last entry: 17:30

The complex contains 18 palaces belonged to the royal families of Qajar ...
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Saadabad is a cultural and historical complex that covers an area of 110 hectares and is located at the northernmost part of Tehran.
city: Tehran
A hike up the northwest end of the Sa'd Abad Museum Complex, the classical-looking Green Palace was built at the end of the Qajar era when it was known as the Shahvand Palace. ... MORE
Located in Saadabad Historical Complex (Sa'd Abad) in north of Tehran, was built at the end of the Qajar era when it was known as the Shahvand Palace.
Junqan Castle
in Shahr-e-Kord City
Jonaqan or Joneqoon is a small city, situated at 38 km southwest of Shahr-e-Kord which was the residential quarter of the Khans of the Bakhtiyari Tribe . In the year 1939 AH, Ali Qoli ... MORE
Junqan Castle was built at the end of the thirteenth century of the lunar Hegira, by Commander As’ad II Bakhtiari with inspiration from European 1900s castles in the late Qajar dynasty. It is located in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province.
Saltanat Abad Palace
in Tehran City
city: Tehran
This two-storeyed palace was built under the orders of Naseredin Shah in the village of Rostam Abad in the year (1305 AH). This palace has a "Hoze-Khaneh" in the center (a covered ... MORE
This two-storeyed palace was built under the orders of Naseredin Shah in the village of Rostam Abad in the year (1305 AH). This palace has a "Hoze-Khaneh" in the center (a covered area with a pool). The walls and rooms under the "howz-Khaneh" are adorned with artistic plaster work . A golden globe or ...
Sassanide Palace (Khosravi Edifice)
in Qasr-e Shirin City
The ruins of a few Sassanide palaces and other relics which indicate the expansion of such Sassanide structures are remains in Qasr-e-Shirin. The aggregate of relics of such edifices, ... MORE
The ruins of a few Sassanide palaces and other relics which indicate the expansion of such Sassanide structures are remains in Qasr-e-Shirin. The aggregate of relics of such edifices, are currently reputedly known as the Khosravi edifice. Its construction goes back to Khosrow Parviz Sassanide ...
city: Maku
Kolah Farangi Mansion is located in the Imam Avenue in Maku (West azarbaijan Province in Northwest of IRAN) and formerly belonged to Ali Qoli Khan Bayat (Aligholi Khan). The construction ... MORE
Kolah Farangi Mansion is located in the Imam Avenue in Maku (West azarbaijan Province in Northwest of IRAN) and formerly belonged to Ali Qoli Khan Bayat (Aligholi Khan). The construction dates back to the end of the Qajar (Ghajar) period. It is in two floors and has interesting architectural affects ...
Hasht Behesht Palace
in Isfahan City
city: Isfahan
Hasht-Bihisht (lit. Persian - Eight Paradises, Persian: هشت بهشت)
This historical edifice was constructed during the reign of Shah Soleiman Safavid. Today, only a minor portion ...
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Hasht-Bihisht (lit. Persian - Eight Paradises, Persian: هشت بهشت) This historical edifice was constructed during the reign of Shah Soleiman Safavid. Today, only a minor portion of the grounds remains. However, tile work with interesting designs, which are the remnants of this palace can be noted.
Negarestan and Howzkhaneh
in Tehran City
city: Tehran
The Baharestan Palace, the ‘Howz-Khaneh’ of the old garden of Negarestan, the ‘Darolfonoon’ Edifice and ‘Negarestan‘ Edifice in Tehran. MORE
The Baharestan Palace, the ‘Howz-Khaneh’ of the old garden of Negarestan, the ‘Darolfonoon’ Edifice and ‘Negarestan‘ Edifice in Tehran.
Sorkheh Hesar Palace
in Tehran City
city: Tehran
This palace also known as the Yaqoot or Ruby palace was built by Naseredin Shah at the end of the (13th century). This palace comprised of two parts, named as"Kushk-e-Birouni" and ... MORE
This palace also known as the Yaqoot or Ruby palace was built by Naseredin Shah at the end of the (13th century). This palace comprised of two parts, named as"Kushk-e-Birouni" and "Haram Khaneh" which in overall consisted of 200 rooms. In addition to above it also had a caravansary, bath and a military ...
city: Tehran
This Palace was constructed under the order of Naseredin Shah in the year 1291 AH. and is located to the north east of Tehran, in the Eshrat Abad sector, beyond the Shemiran Gate way. ... MORE
This Palace was constructed under the order of Naseredin Shah in the year 1291 AH. and is located to the north east of Tehran, in the Eshrat Abad sector, beyond the Shemiran Gate way. This Kolah Farangi edifice of Eshrat Abad is in four storeys with a gable roof. There is an arched Mirror pavillion ...
Saheb Qaranieh Palace
in Tehran City
city: Tehran
This Place was constructed during the reign of Fathali Shah, amidst one of the palaces of Niyavaran aggregate located to the north-east of Tehran. Hauz-Khaneh, Korsi-Khaneh, Jahan ... MORE
This Place was constructed during the reign of Fathali Shah, amidst one of the palaces of Niyavaran aggregate located to the north-east of Tehran. Hauz-Khaneh, Korsi-Khaneh, Jahan Nama and Mirror pavillions, are worth mentioning sections which are adorned with beautiful and valuable paintings and articles.
Shaoor (Ardeshir) Palace
in Shoosh (Susa) City
The remnants of this palace is situated along the western banks of the Shaoor River, opposite the mausoleum of the Prophet Danial (PBUH). This palace has a square shaped hall with ... MORE
The remnants of this palace is situated along the western banks of the Shaoor River, opposite the mausoleum of the Prophet Danial (PBUH). This palace has a square shaped hall with lateral installations. The columns or pillars are made of stone, and its walls are of sun baked bricks. This palace was ...
city: Shiraz
Located 9 km southwest of Sarvestan, it is a large monument made of stone and gypsum. This monument dates back to the Sassanian period and to the time of Bahram-Gour (420-438 AD). ... MORE
Located 9 km southwest of Sarvestan, it is a large monument made of stone and gypsum. This monument dates back to the Sassanian period and to the time of Bahram-Gour (420-438 AD). Mehrnevsi, his well-known minister ordered the construction of this palace. Since 1956, major renovations took place. This ...
Sar Dar Ali Qapoo Palace
in Qazvin City
city: Qazvin
One of the most important edifices of the Safavid era in Qazvin was the Naderi premises. It comprises of several edifices and beautiful gardens with seven gates. One of these gates ... MORE
One of the most important edifices of the Safavid era in Qazvin was the Naderi premises. It comprises of several edifices and beautiful gardens with seven gates. One of these gates was called Ali Qapoo. The same is an elevated façade leading to a vestibule. On both sides of the façade is a stony platform. ...
city: Tabriz
This building is located in the downtown of Tabriz in the famous clock (Sa'at) square. This structure was constructed in the year 1933 AD. under German supervision before World War ... MORE
This building is located in the downtown of Tabriz in the famous clock (Sa'at) square. This structure was constructed in the year 1933 AD. under German supervision before World War II. The stony edifice is constructed on a ruined and ancient graveyard. There is a tower with a four sided clock on this ...
Golestan Palace
in Tehran City
city: Tehran
This palace was constructed in the year 1268 AH. under the order of Naseredin Shah. This palace is comprised of the entrance along with various pavillions, such as mirror, diamonds, ... MORE
One of the oldest historic monuments in the city of Tehran, and of world heritage status belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran's arg (citadel). It consists of gardens, royal buildings, and collections of Iranian crafts and European presents from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Falakol Aflak Castle Museum
in Khoram Abad City
This palace (museum) is one of the historical structures related to the Sassanian era. The said is located on a hill in the midst of the city of Khoram Abad. A section of this palace ... MORE
This palace (museum) is one of the historical structures related to the Sassanian era. The said is located on a hill in the midst of the city of Khoram Abad. A section of this palace was converted into a museum in the years 1976-1977. This museum comprises of two sections named as, an archaeology and ...
Khorshid (Sun) Palace, Toos
in Mashhad City
city: Mashhad
The Khorshid Palace is from the time of Nader Shah Afshar and had most probably been constructed so as to house the royal family. The facade of this palace is cylindrical, built of ... MORE
The Khorshid Palace is from the time of Nader Shah Afshar and had most probably been constructed so as to house the royal family. The facade of this palace is cylindrical, built of black marble. At present this palace stands 20 m. in height and contains 12 rooms decorated with paintings and ornamental ...
Baqcheh Jooq Palace
in Maku City
city: Maku
This palace is located at a distance of 8 km. between Maku and Bazargan border town and is situated in a vast garden covering about 11 hectares. This palace was built at the end of ... MORE
This palace is located at a distance of 8 km. between Maku and Bazargan border town and is situated in a vast garden covering about 11 hectares. This palace was built at the end of Qajar era under the orders of Iqbal-ol-Saltaneh Makui, one of the commanders of Mozafaredin Shah. This edifice can be divided ...
Pasargadae
in Marvdasht City
city: Marvdasht
This palace is 600 meters to the northeast of the Koorush shrine. The area of this palace is 2,620 square meters and includes a large hall (with eight columns) in the middle and four ... MORE
This palace is 600 meters to the northeast of the Koorush shrine. The area of this palace is 2,620 square meters and includes a large hall (with eight columns) in the middle and four terraces in four directions and two rooms in the corners. To the east of the palace is Pasargadae, composed of a large ...
Tamishan Palace
in Noor City
city: Noor
This palace is located 5 km. from Noor city, and was constructed under the orders of Ashraf Pahlavi (the sibling of Mohammad Reza Shah), during the reign of Pahlavi II. The said palace ... MORE
This palace is located 5 km. from Noor city, and was constructed under the orders of Ashraf Pahlavi (the sibling of Mohammad Reza Shah), during the reign of Pahlavi II. The said palace today is included in the aggregate of palaces which are under the surveillance of the 'Janbaz' (war veteran) Foundation. ...
Bardak Siyah Achaemenid Palace
in Dashtestan (Burazjan) City
The winter palace of Dariush or 'Darius' located 12 km. north of the current city of Burazjan is known as the 'Bardak Siyah (palace). This palace has 10 pillars in two rows and is ... MORE
The winter palace of Dariush or 'Darius' located 12 km. north of the current city of Burazjan is known as the 'Bardak Siyah (palace). This palace has 10 pillars in two rows and is architectured according to Achaemenian design. Black stone is used as a foundation of these pillars.
Ardeshir Palace
in Dashtestan (Burazjan) City
This structure was constructed in the vicinity of 'Tang-e-Eram' and holds strong possibility of being a resting place or hunting location of lodge. MORE
This structure was constructed in the vicinity of 'Tang-e-Eram' and holds strong possibility of being a resting place or hunting location of lodge.
Marmar Palace
in Tehran City
city: Tehran
This palace was built during the years 1934 -1937 AD. with a combination of eastern and western architecture. Hossein Lorzadeh was the architect and Ostad Yazdi was responsible for ... MORE
This palace was built during the years 1934 -1937 AD. with a combination of eastern and western architecture. Hossein Lorzadeh was the architect and Ostad Yazdi was responsible for the tile-works. Mohammad Hossein Sani' Khatam and Hossein Taherzadeh also co-operated in its construction. MARMAR means ...
Reja't Va Ebrat Museum
in Shiraz City
city: Shiraz
This palace is in the aggregate of Sa’d Abad and in 1971 was utilized as the residence for the Queen Mother. Valuable Iranian carpets and articles brought from Europe can be noted ... MORE
This palace is in the aggregate of Sa’d Abad and in 1971 was utilized as the residence for the Queen Mother. Valuable Iranian carpets and articles brought from Europe can be noted here.
city: Shiraz
Six kilometers east of Shiraz, on top of a hill, ia a relic of an edifice made of brick and stone. As a result of archeological excavations, these remains have been estimated to date ... MORE
Six kilometers east of Shiraz, on top of a hill, ia a relic of an edifice made of brick and stone. As a result of archeological excavations, these remains have been estimated to date back to the Parthian period but it was also used in the Sassanian period. Probably in the pre-Islamic era Takhat-e-Soleiman ...
Mian Poshteh Palace
in Bandar Anzali City
This palace was constructed under the orders of Pahlavi I, in the midst of a 17 hectare garden in the port of Anzali. The building has an area of 1,168 sq. m. and consists of halls, ... MORE
This palace was constructed under the orders of Pahlavi I, in the midst of a 17 hectare garden in the port of Anzali. The building has an area of 1,168 sq. m. and consists of halls, saloons, chambers and other sections. On its ceilings and walls are skillful effects of plaster and embossed works. In ...
Safi Abad Palace
in Behshahr City
city: Behshahr
This palace is situated on a mount overlooking the city of Behshahr. The palace is a relic of the Safavid period and has been repaired during the Pahlavi era. The said is square in ... MORE
This palace is situated on a mount overlooking the city of Behshahr. The palace is a relic of the Safavid period and has been repaired during the Pahlavi era. The said is square in structure and is a two storeyed edifice with a circular ceiling. Both internally and externally, the structure had been ...
Koorush Palace
in Dashtestan (Burazjan) City
This palace is located south east of Burazjan and alongside the dry river of 'Aardi'. This palace was one of the most important bases of Iran on the coasts of the Persian Gulf during ... MORE
This palace is located south east of Burazjan and alongside the dry river of 'Aardi'. This palace was one of the most important bases of Iran on the coasts of the Persian Gulf during the Achaemenian era. According to the mode of architecture, it could be related to Koorush's reign.
city: Darab
This palace is situated 8 km. from the Rastaq Village. Placed in a deep valley, it is surrounded by mountains from the three sides. To the west of the palace is a rim of mountains ... MORE
This palace is situated 8 km. from the Rastaq Village. Placed in a deep valley, it is surrounded by mountains from the three sides. To the west of the palace is a rim of mountains which have a special luster, in such a way that the image of every thing can be seen on it. The antiquity of the palace ...
The said palace is situated 2 km. north of the Shah Abbas palace. Externally the structure is 86 m. in length and with a maximum of 47 m. in breadth. This structure has two large courtyards, ... MORE
The said palace is situated 2 km. north of the Shah Abbas palace. Externally the structure is 86 m. in length and with a maximum of 47 m. in breadth. This structure has two large courtyards, and the entrance is in the shape of a porch south of the main courtyard. On both sides of this porch are two ...
This palace is located at a distance of 1 km. south east of the Shah Abbas palace and was most probably a temporary royal residence used during traveling time, and also was used as ... MORE
This palace is located at a distance of 1 km. south east of the Shah Abbas palace and was most probably a temporary royal residence used during traveling time, and also was used as 'haramsara' or special apartments for the court women. Whereas in other times, this palace was in the hands of the royal ...
In the slopes of the northern heights of the Siyah Kooh mountains to the south of Garmsar, are the remnants of a famous palace, The Shah Abbas palace, which is reputed in this aggregate. ... MORE
In the slopes of the northern heights of the Siyah Kooh mountains to the south of Garmsar, are the remnants of a famous palace, The Shah Abbas palace, which is reputed in this aggregate. This palace is square in shape with six towers and two gateways, standing to the north and south. The structure has ...
Aqa Mohammad Khan Palace
in Gorgan City
city: Gorgan
This palace was built by Aqa Mohammad Khan-e-Qajar and is situated in the south of Gorgan. Its architectural affects are related to the 12th century AH. MORE
This palace was built by Aqa Mohammad Khan-e-Qajar and is situated in the south of Gorgan. Its architectural affects are related to the 12th century AH.
city: Gorgan
The same is located in Gorgan park and is in two floors with an architecture of the Pahlavi period, and a touch of European architecture. Currently this palace and its surroundings ... MORE
The same is located in Gorgan park and is in two floors with an architecture of the Pahlavi period, and a touch of European architecture. Currently this palace and its surroundings are used as public library in the city of Gorgan.
Shasaman Palace
in Gorgan City
city: Gorgan
This palace is situated in Gorgan and was built in 795 AH. by Amir Teimoor. This palace overlooks the banks of the river. Some travelers and geographers like Hafez Abrou have mentioned ... MORE
This palace is situated in Gorgan and was built in 795 AH. by Amir Teimoor. This palace overlooks the banks of the river. Some travelers and geographers like Hafez Abrou have mentioned this in their records. According to him, after Amir Teimoor assaulted all the territory of Mazandaran this palace was ...
city: Hamedan
This palace is located in the city of Hamadan, dating to the 6th century BC. The said structure is from the times of the 'Medes'. 'Kiyakesar Madi' and 'Nabopolasar Baboli' were responsible ... MORE
This palace is located in the city of Hamadan, dating to the 6th century BC. The said structure is from the times of the 'Medes'. 'Kiyakesar Madi' and 'Nabopolasar Baboli' were responsible for building this structure in the year 614 BC. The decorative pieces used in this palace were ransom from earlier ...
Shahpour Palace
in Harsin City
city: Harsin
Near the city of Harsin there is the ruins of a Sassanide palace. This palace belongs to the era of Shapour Sassanide I. Inside the palace there is a fire-temple and an altar for sacrifice. ... MORE
Near the city of Harsin there is the ruins of a Sassanide palace. This palace belongs to the era of Shapour Sassanide I. Inside the palace there is a fire-temple and an altar for sacrifice. The signs and elements of this structure show that Shapour Sassanide wished to leave this palace as a relic of ...
Zarqamol Saltaneh Summer Residing Palace
in Talesh (Hashtpar) City
These palaces are located in the villages of 'Maryan' and 'Aqaloo'. Zarqamol Saltaneh was one of the rulers of 'Gorgan Rood'. Each of these palaces are composed of three divisions ... MORE
These palaces are located in the villages of 'Maryan' and 'Aqaloo'. Zarqamol Saltaneh was one of the rulers of 'Gorgan Rood'. Each of these palaces are composed of three divisions named as, the noble class, the barracks and the stables. The above mentioned palaces were set ablaze during the Constitutional ...
Zarqamol Saltaneh Winter Residing Palace
in Talesh (Hashtpar) City
This palace is situated in the city of Hashtpar and has an architectural combination of the traditional Iranian and western styles. It dates back to the Qajar period and has a gable ... MORE
This palace is situated in the city of Hashtpar and has an architectural combination of the traditional Iranian and western styles. It dates back to the Qajar period and has a gable roof. The structure has eight doors, thereby the name of the city 'Hashtbar'. Which later came to be known as 'Hashtpar' ...
Falahati Palace
in Ilam City
city: Ilam
This palace, with engraved portal and columns, belonged to the Qajar period and is constructed amongst a beautiful and vast garden. MORE
This palace, with engraved portal and columns, belonged to the Qajar period and is constructed amongst a beautiful and vast garden.
Achaemenid Royal Palace, Sarvan Village
in NoorAbad (Mamasani) City
Opposite the Saravan Village, there are ruins relevant to the Achaemenian Dynasty. The 90 cm. base pillars with the same ornamental engravings of the Takht-e-Jamshid pillars, are scattered ... MORE
Opposite the Saravan Village, there are ruins relevant to the Achaemenian Dynasty. The 90 cm. base pillars with the same ornamental engravings of the Takht-e-Jamshid pillars, are scattered around the ruins. The mentioned monuments are the remainders of the Achaemenian kingdom Palace.
Ardeshir-e-Babakan Palace
in Marvdasht City
city: Marvdasht
This rather large monument is made of stone and has three domes with many rooms. The ornaments and carvings on top of the interior doorways are similar to those in Takht-e-Jamshid. ... MORE
This rather large monument is made of stone and has three domes with many rooms. The ornaments and carvings on top of the interior doorways are similar to those in Takht-e-Jamshid. This palace has been registered on the list of National Historical Sites.
Sefeh-ye Sar Masjed
in Masjed Soleyman City
On the top of a hillock over looking a locality named "Sar Masjed", relics of a palace or temple has remained which dates back to the 7th century BC. Irregular polished rock stones, ... MORE
On the top of a hillock over looking a locality named "Sar Masjed", relics of a palace or temple has remained which dates back to the 7th century BC. Irregular polished rock stones, broken round pillars as well as arched ceilings are scattered in this area.
Housh Koori Palace
in Qasr-e Shirin City
The ruin of this Sassanide palace is located to the north of Qasr-e-Shirin, reputedly known as Housh Koori by the inhabitants. This palace was one of the great palaces in its lines ... MORE
The ruin of this Sassanide palace is located to the north of Qasr-e-Shirin, reputedly known as Housh Koori by the inhabitants. This palace was one of the great palaces in its lines and now lies in a state of ruin.
city: Roodsar
This palace is in a park adjoining the governor's edifice in Roodsar. The main plan of the palace is rectangular, with two horse shoe shaped vicinities in the northern wing. This two ... MORE
This palace is in a park adjoining the governor's edifice in Roodsar. The main plan of the palace is rectangular, with two horse shoe shaped vicinities in the northern wing. This two storeyed building with a gable roof, was exclusively built as a temporary residence for Reza Shah.
city: Damgan
The other famous edifice of Semnan province is the edifice belonging to the daughter of Naseredin Shah in Amir Abad of Damqan. MORE
The other famous edifice of Semnan province is the edifice belonging to the daughter of Naseredin Shah in Amir Abad of Damqan.
Apadana (Dariush) Palace
in Shoosh (Susa) City
This palace was constructed by the order of Darius (Dariush) the Achaemenian on the top of Elamite hillocks and is knwon as Dariush (Apadana) palace. The walls of the palace are made ... MORE
This palace was constructed by the order of Darius (Dariush) the Achaemenian on the top of Elamite hillocks and is knwon as Dariush (Apadana) palace. The walls of the palace are made of sun baked bricks with a brick worked facade, and the pillars are of stone. Apadana Palace consists of a pavillion, ...
Ivan-e-Karkheh Palace
in Shoosh (Susa) City
This is a monument from the Sassanide period and is located 20 km. northwest of the ruined city of Shoosh. It is known as 'Kut Karkheh' or Ivan-e-Kharkheh palace. A colossal rampart ... MORE
This is a monument from the Sassanide period and is located 20 km. northwest of the ruined city of Shoosh. It is known as 'Kut Karkheh' or Ivan-e-Kharkheh palace. A colossal rampart encloses the palace, and on each side there are entrances at regular intervals. To the east of the area, there is a ruined ...
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