Apadana Palace of Shush

In the vicinity related to Shush castle, Shush city, Khuzestan, Iran
Visiting time:
Spring and Summer from 9 in the morning to 19 in the evening. Winter and Autumn: 9-17
Weekly holiday:
Does not have
Annual holidays:
9th and 10th of Moharram, 28 Safar, 21th of Ramazan , 25th of Shavval( these are dates on the lunar calender) 14th Khordad (solar calender), 22th Bahman
Entrance fee(Iranian):
55000 Rials
Intrance fee(Foreigners):
350000 Rials
About: Apadana Palace of Shush

The palace is in the ancient city, Shush and is located in Shush Castle area. Shush in Khuzestan Province is one of the oldest habitats known in the world. The primary signs of a residential village in the city dates back to 7000 years BC. Based on archeological documents, Shush is one of the most important and magnificent ancient cities in Ian and the world and archeological activities still continue inside it. Apadana is not the name of a castle but the ancient name of buildings that were known as halls with columns. The best examples of Apadanas can be seen in Persepolis and Shush Palace.
Apadana palace in Shush which is undoubtedly one of the sights in Khuzestan Province was established to the order of Dariush the great archaemenid king in about 515-521 BC on Elamite remains. This palace was the winter palance of Archaemenid kings.
Apadana palace in Shush with an area of 10434 meters is comprised of different units such as Bar-e Am Hall, harem, gate and catering palace as well as three central yards. The interior walls are designed by glazed bricks and shapes of eternal army, winged lion and blue lpomoea and remains of them are kept in domestic and foreign museums. The palace was brought out of soil during excavations of 1311 up to 1314. It was registered in the list of Iran’s national monuments in 1380 with registration number 3981. It was also registered in the world list in 2015.

General Specifications
Apadana Palace of Shush
Apadana is the ancient name of the buildings which have columned halls.
Achaemenid period
UNESCO World Heritage
Best time to visit
In the cool hours of the day.
Duration of visit
About 2 hours
Nearest tourist attractions
Tomb of Daniel Nabi
Access route
In the vicinity related to Shush castle, Shush city, Khuzestan, Iran
Access to vehicles
Network coverage
Other Features
This place includes three sites: Museum, Palace and the castle of the French
Apadana Palace of Shush

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