El-Gölü

El-Gölü is a large park in Tabriz. 

It consists of  a square artificial lake surrounded by a pedestrian are in four sides. The palace which is in the middle of the lake has the elements of the traditional architecture of Iranian Azerbaijan.

The early history of El-Gölü is not quite clear but it is understood that it has been used as water source for the purposes of agriculture. The Qajar summer palace was reconstructed in the 2nd Pahlavi Era.

During Pahlavi Dynasty Shah renamed the lake’s name from El Gölü to Shah Gölü but after the Iranian Revolution, the name of Shah Gölü was renamed to its original name El Gölü in official documents meaning People’s Lake.

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