Negarestan Garden | Paradise in the heart of Tehran
Negarestan garden and museum is one of the most beautiful and valuable places in the heart of Tehran. It is located on Baharestan, Daneshsara Street, within 5 minutes of Baharestan Metro station.
What to expect ?
The garden has a wonderful history which makes it a suitable place to visit and enjoy the Iranian architecture and design.There is a huge pool with goldfishes in the middle of the garden and different kinds of trees and flowers which can be seen all over the place, resembling a paradise.
There are two buildings in the garden. The main one includes Kamal-ol-Molk school museum and Munir Farmanfarmanian Hall which are filled with precious paintings and the other building in the back garden where Museum of Dr. Mohammed Moin is located, includes various works made of mirror and silver that definitely fascinates anyone in the room.
This place has a famous traditional restaurant and cafe named Rouhi which is a must-try place with delicious foods served in an attractive traditional way. If you visit the place in the morning or evening, especially in a warm weather, it is highly recommended to try their juice or saffron ice cream for refreshment.
Brief history of Negarestan Garden
The garden was founded in 1843-1849 by Fath Ali Shah’s order, the Qajar king, in order to use it as a summer palace.This Qajar Garden has a great importance in terms of its architecture, historical and artistic value, as well as its current location and the works displayed in its museums.
Within half a century, many scientific, literary, and artistic figures were educated and taught in this academy, among them were Malek al-Sho’ara Bahar, Kazim Assar, Ali Akbar Dehkhoda, Badi’a al-Zaman Foruzanfar, Ali Naghi Vaziri, Jalal Homai, Saeid Nafïsi, Mahmood Hesabi, etc.It should be noted that Negarestan Garden has been under damages through its history that resulted to destruction of many parts.
There were memorandums between University of Tehran and Budget Planning organization in 1971 to destroy the garden and make a parking and service station instead, which fortunately didn’t happen. Now, Negarestan garden and its museum belong to university of Tehran and has been registered as a national monument.
* Written by Zahra Mirzaei.
|Official Website: N/A||Entrance fee: 200.000 IRR|
|Wikipedia: Click here||Name(s) in Persian: باغ نگارستان|
|UNESCO Website: N/A||Public transportation availability: Yes|
|Province: Tehran|| Accommodation availability: Yes|
|Phone: +9821 33119586||Facilities: Yes|
|Working days: All days||Restaurant & Cafe availability: Yes|
|Opening hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM||Best time to visit: All Seasons|