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Ghasr Garden & Museum

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Very nice historical place to spend half a day in tehran with family

Very nice historical place to spend half a day in tehran with family. Its started in qajar period... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
sajjad s
Tehran, Iran
via mobile
Haunting and Beautiful

It started life as a palace, then a prison and now a museum. This place really is beautiful hidden... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Amir D
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18 Apr 2018
“For your spare time ”
31 Mar 2018
“Haunting and Beautiful ”
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Police Avenue, Shariiati St., Tehran 11369, Iran
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

It isn’t the best place to visit as a tourist. Yet, if you have seen anywhere else, or if you are especially interested in visiting prisons, it can be a good option.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

It started life as a palace, then a prison and now a museum. This place really is beautiful hidden gem in Tehran. The museum itself focuses on its life as a former penitentiary. You can explore the cells and communal areas. Some of the exhibits...More

Thank Amir D
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

1. It's building has been constructed by order of "FATH ALI SHAH" at 1213 hijri. He was the second Shah ( Qajar emperor) of Iran. But the main buildings has been destroyed 2. By order of Reza shah Pahlavi it has been used as prison...More

1  Thank Shahriar G
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I didn't know what to expect from this but I ended up spending almost 3 hours here. The museum in the prison was set up by a group of former prisoners from pre-revolution days. It is extensive and very well set up. We even spoke...More

Thank Scuderia_gal
Reviewed 18 June 2017

this is actually a closed prison, its old name was "ZENDANE GHASR" before and it was not a nice place. now it is. it is interesting to see as a museum and a prison in the same time remind me of ALCATRAZ. it is in...More

Thank SoranJourney
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice historical place to spend half a day in tehran with family. Its started in qajar period up to now.

Thank sajjad s
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest prisons of Iran can be seen here. You can see debris and old areas with guide explorations, however, it is changed to modern and you can not find real atmosphere of prision.

Thank Saeedshafia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

It’s a park with an old building with traditional architecture in between that used to be a prison. It was restored and turned into museum in recent years. They tried to convey the feelings associated to places of this nature by using lighting and color....More

Thank discoverpersiaramin
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The prison was constructed on a site which use to be an 18th century royal palace. It is the first modern Iranian correction facility constructed in 1929. For more information, refer to the website. Feel free to ask questions. It's a central, must see place...More

Thank Arsalan A
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

As I said if you are a history don't miss the place . It used to be a famous prison in Tehran . They hava many magnificent art installation in it now. In the political prisoner part you will find a woman as a guide...More

Thank aida q
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