Golestan Palace made international heritage

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News ID: 1450
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 9:17 - 26 June 2013
Tehran, YJC. UNESCO has made the Golestan Palace a world heritage.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site has in its 37th session held in Phnom Penh announced on Sunday Iran’s Golestan Palace a world heritage.

The Golestan Palace, Tehran, Tehran is Iran’s 16th property listed as world heritage so far.

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) has announced that the Golestan Palace is one of Iran’s oldest complexes built during the Safavid era.

The building adopted its idiosyncratic features in the 19th century after many changes when it was chosen as royal residence and the headquarters for the Qajar dynasty.

The Golestan complex currently consists of 8 palaces mostly used as museums.

The complex is a collection of Qajar architecture that includes European styles imported into the country those days.

The ICOMOS announcement says that the complex provides a unique and rich set of examples of Qajar architecture and decorative arts. It adds that as a masterpiece of Qajar architecture, the Golestan Palace is of globally high value.

The 37th session of the World Heritage Site will be continued until June 27.

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