Afif-Abad Garden

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Coordinates: 29°37′23.38″N 52°29′54.1″E / 29.6231611°N 52.498361°E / 29.6231611; 52.498361

Afif-Abad Garden
باغ عفیف آباد
Royal Palace of Afif-Abad Garden in Shiraz, Persia, 2013.jpg
Royal Palace of the Golshan Garden
Established 1863
Location Shiraz, Iran
Type Persian Garden
Owner Iranian Army

Afif-Abad Garden (Persian: باغ عفیف آباد - Bāq e Afif-Ābād‎), originally the Golshan Garden (Persian: باغ گلشن - Bāq e Golshan‎), is a museum complex in Shiraz, Iran.

Located in the affluent Afif-Abad district of Shiraz, the complex was constructed in 1863. It contains a former royal mansion, a historical weapons museum, and a Persian garden, all open to the public.

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The Golshan Garden is one of the oldest gardens in Shiraz.

During the Safavid dynasty, it was used as a palace by the Safavid Kings.

The current main building was constructed by Mirza Ali Mohammad Khan Qawam II in 1863. He bought a nearby qanat to water his garden. After his death, the garden was eventually inherited by Afife, thus being called "Afif-Abad".

In 1962, it was restored by the army. It is now functioning as a weapons museum.

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