Category: Museums and art galleries

Shams-ol-Emareh

Shams-ol-Emareh Palace

The idea of building a tall structure came to Naser-ed-Din Shah before his first visit to Europe and from pictorial images of European buildings. The Monarch wanted a structure from which he could have panoramic views of the city. Designed by Mo`ayyer-ol-Mamalek, construction of the Shams-ol-Emareh began in 1865 and was completed two years later. […]

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Fine Arts Museum

Fine Arts Museum of Tehran

The major part of the paintings in this collection are the oil paintings of Safavid, Afshar, Zand and Qajar periods collected by Mohammad Reza Pahlavi`s last wife, Farah, from an English collectioner called Harold Emmer. The paintings have been arranged on 3 floors: 1) First floor, teahouse painting by contemporary Iranian artists; 2) second floor, […]

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Behzad Museum

Behzad Museum

This museum is devoted to the miniatures painted by Hoseyn Behzad (1895-1968) who made a revolution in Iranian painting. Studying European art and being inspired by Kamal-od-din Behzad and Reza Abbasi, he introduced a new style of miniature on paper, hard paper or fiberboard, This style is purely Iranian, but it has kept on with […]

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Green Palace of Sa'ad Abad

Green Palace of Sa’ad Abad Complex

It is the first palace built in the complex during Pahlavi dynasty by Reza Shah`s order. The building is called green palace because of the color of its faced. The palace is a very nice museum of Persian arts like mirror marquetry, carpets, and illumination and plaster work. It was served as Mohammad Reza`s private […]

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Reza Abbasi Museum

ln Shari’ati Ave., before Seyyed Khandan, there is a museum in the name of known artist of Safavid era, Reza Abbasi. Two main halls of the museum are allocated relatively to the works of pre_Islamic and Islamic periods but the things exhibited in the museum belong to different eras.

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carpet museum of Iran

Carpet museum of Iran

Building of this museum was constructed in 1977 in the northwest side of Laleh Park. ln this museum precious Iranian carpets and short napped coarse carpets of artists from Tabriz, Kashan, Esfahan, Lorestan, Kordestan, Kerman and Bakhtiyari are exhibited. Its first floor is allocated to temporary exhibition and the ground floor to permanent exhibition.

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Afif Abad Garden

Afif Abad Garden

Afif-Abad or Golshan Garden has been built by Mirza Ali Mohammad Khan ghavam al-Mulk. It’s one of the most beautiful historical gardens of Shiraz , south of Iran. There is a so attractive palace decorated with great tilling, and the stone columns are as the same as Persepolis’ style. It’s a collection of a traditional […]

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National Botanical Garden of Iran

National Botanical Garden of Iran

National Botanical Garden of Iran (Persian: باغ گیاه‌شناسی ملی ایران‎) is a Botanical Garden in Tehran, Iran. Its area is about 150 hectares and is planned to be the main center for horticulture and plant taxonomy in Iran. A herbarium of Iranian plants (TARI) is gradually being built up and now consists of some 160,000 […]

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Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace: The oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran, the Golestan Palace (Palace of Flowers) belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran’s Historic Arg (citadel). Some of its important places are as follow: Shams-ol-Emareh Palace: The idea of building a tall structure came to […]

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Sa'dabad Complex

Sa’d Abad Complex

Today, there are many museums and temporary exhibition held in Sa’d Abad Palaces Complex open to the public. Its most important museums are: Nations Museum: This collection consists of various works of art purchased from other countries and represents the civilizations of pre-Islam Iranian, African, Indian, Far East, Eskimos, Mayas and contemporary arts of Iranian […]

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