Also known as: Meidan'e Baharestan, Meydan-e-Baharestan
The palace and square of Baharestan is one of the oldest constructions of Tehran. The founder of the palace was Mirza Hossein Khan Sepahsalar. But the statue midst the square is that of Ayatollah Modarres. To the north of this square, was the Negarestan garden of Fathali Shah. Later on a number of buildings were constructed in that area and at present the aggregate of these buildings belong to the University of Tehran. The National Museum of Arts is also located to the south of this vicinity.
Tehran was one of the villages of Ray city in the Safavid era. At the time of Mongol conquests and destruction of Ray, a large group of people migrated to Tehran village and brought about the development and flourishment of this place. In the Safavid period, Shah Tahmasb ...
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