Baharestan

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Old parliament of Iran.

Baharestan (Persian: بَهارِستان ‎‎) is the name given to the historic Iranian parliament building, inaugurated in 1906 (see Persian Constitutional Revolution). It was adopted from the name of the neighborhood and a small palace that adorned the place.

The Baharestan remained the location for the lower house of the Iranian parliament (the Senate had moved to a new building in central Tehran) until the Iranian Revolution in 1979. After the revolution, the parliament became unicameral and met at the Senate building, and to a newly built building in Baharestan in 2004.

Coordinates: 32°30′N 51°48′E / 32.500°N 51.800°E / 32.500; 51.800

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