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Foreign Ministry Street

Foreign Ministry Street embraces University of Arts, the Malek Library, the luxurious palace of Shahrbani, and several reputable museums.
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Introduction to Foreign Ministry Street

Tehran is one of the oldest cities in Iran, where various kings have ascended the throne and eventually turned it into one of the pieces of Iranian history. There are still areas in such a city that have preserved the colour and smell of history, and its old streets and buildings remind us that Tehran is indeed authentic.

An area of ​​about 28 hectares that starts with the most remarkable and elegant gate of Tehran (Bagh-e Meli entrance), which includes the

Foreign Ministry, a complex belonging to a prestigious university (University of Arts), the Malek Library, the luxurious palace of Shahrbani, and several reputable museums, not only in Iran but also in the world, such as National Museum of Iran, Museum of Ancient Iran, Ebrat Museum, Sepah Bank Coin Museum, Malek National Museum, Post and Telegraph Museum, Iranian Science and Technology Museum, and National Jewellery Museum are inside there.


Foreign Ministry Street


History of Foreign Ministry Street

The given description belongs to Tehran’s Mashq Square. Located near Imam Khomeini Square (Toopkhaneh), the Bagh-e Melli or National Garden gate area surprises visitors with its spectacular buildings. After a while, a project called the establishment of the first public garden in Tehran caused a change in the square name from Mashq to National Garden Square. From 1928 to 1933, tree planting, floriculture, and landscaping began in the National Garden, and gradually complexes were built around it. The first display of balloons, the first landing of an airplane during World War I, as well as the first cycling and motorcycling performance took place in this square.


Foreign Ministry


Mashq Square

The oldest building in Mashq Square is the Kazakhstan Mansion Complex that was built in 1863. The newest is the Malek library and museum, which design was inspired by traditional Persian architecture in 1996. The middle sidewalk of Mashq Square, known as the United Nations sidewalk, is the largest and widest urban sidewalk in Iran, full of silence and paving stones with small fountains in some parts of it. The square itself is a collection of wonders and glories. Each building in the square is architectured in a distinctive style, forming the most spectacular monuments in Tehran. The architectural style of the buildings is a combination of different periods of Persian architecture approach, and each building presents its specific design.


Mashq Square


National Iran Museum

The National Iran Museum’s architectural design is inspired by the Kasra arch and the Madaen porch related to the Sassanid style. The Shahrbani palace is built in the style of Achaemenid and inspired by the Apadana palace. Furthermore, Real Estate Registration Organization of Iran’s building are designed in a combination of Achaemenid, Sassanid, Islamic, and European architecture.


Iran National Museum


Telecommunication Museum

One of the oldest and most impressive constructions of the first Pahlavi era is the Telecommunication Museum, which embraces two floors with elegant halls and rooms. The rooms are full of fascinating historical objects such as the original Orgento telephones, stationery, post tools and other types of posts, MorseCode, stamps, pigeon posts, and satellites.

Telecommunication Museum


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