Golestan Palace is a prime example of the architecture and art in a crucial period in Iran, throughout the 19th century when the society was subject to processes of modernization. The vital role of artistic and architectural values of ancient Persia alongside with the contemporary impacts of the West on the arts and architecture were integrated into a new type of arts and architecture in a significant transitional time.
A palace with more than 440 years of age is among the incomparable masterpieces with its eye-catching tiles, colors, and lavish decorations. This palace has been named Golestan due to its location in the garden, and the presence of gardens and long streets with cedar trees. Many Qajar kings used to reside here and each left their influence as forms of art, military equipment, gifts, and architecture.