A unique stone construction known as ‘Tehran Versailles’ belonged to a wealthy person before the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, has been registered on the list of Iran’s national heritage.

Managing Director of Tehran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Office Rajab-Ali Khosro Abadi speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Sunday denied earlier reports that the building is going to be demolished.

“With guarantees given by the current owner of the building, it is supposed to be preserved and refurbished and part of the venue is expected to be turned into a hotel,” Khosro Abadi said.

Construction of the building started in Iranian calendar year of 1340 (March 21, 1961- March 21, 1962) and it was completed 12 years later.

Being constructed in an area measuring 11,543 square meters, it was regarded as the biggest house in Tehran before the Islamic Revolution.

Tehran’s stone palace uses architectural patterns very much alike to those found in the French palaces but the internal decorations remain to be Iranian.


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