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Golestan Palace and Gardens

Golestan Palace and Gardens

Tehran, Iran

is a beautiful complex of monuments built by the Qajar ruler Nasser al-Din Shah in the Imam Khomeini Square area. Also known as the palace of Roses, it houses some of Iran’s oldest buildings; serving primarily as a museum and home to ancient artefacts. There are several museums in the complex, and tickets must be bought for each separately. The marble throne verandah, Shams-Al Emarat (the palace o...

Beylerbeyi Palace

Beylerbeyi Palace

Istanbul, Turkey

Beylerbeyi Palace was built by the Sultan Abdulaziz between 1861 and 1865 as a summer residence on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus.  The palace served as a venue for entertaining foreign heads of state.  Guests included the future Edward VIII of England, Napoleon III's wife Eugenie, and Russia's Grand Duke Nicholas.  It also served as the final residence of the last Ottoman Sultan....

Castle of Good Hope

Castle of Good Hope

Cape Town, South Africa

Dating back to the Portuguese occupation of this area in the mid 1600s, the castle was built from 1669 to 1679. Construction lasted about 13 years and the product was a massive pentagonal structure, a classic example of Portuguese defense measures. The construction material comprised of slate quarried from Robben Island but some features are distinctly European such as the bell at the entrance whi...

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

Sydney, Australia

2 Murray Street Tel: (02) 9298 3777. Website: www.anmm.gov.au Opening hours: Daily 0930-1700. Admission: Free.   ...