The Golestan Palace (the Palace of Flowers) is the oldest historical attraction in Tehran and refers to a collection of buildings that were once held within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran’s historic citadel (Arg).
When we arrived here we were stunned at the tile work and grandness of this building, the oldest in Tehran at 400yrs old!
Beautifully landscaped and kept in the manner to which it should be we were free to walk around the buildings and gardens after paying for an assortment of tickets. Some of the buildings look newer and it was hard for me to reconcile that this was such an old building.
I loved the tile work at the best of times and this was no disappointment the intricacy of many of the paintings on them were breathtaking, especially as in Islam the depicting of people or animals is forbidden, I am so pleased that they state did not remove these.
One of my favourite and coolest buildings was the one where we descended some stairs into a basement which had been converted into a tea room with refreshing drinks.