The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperor of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in the center of Delhi and houses a number of museums. It is an iconic symbol of India.
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There are several palaces inside the walls of The Red Fort, which were built to house the emperor, his wives, other family members, and staff. The first was built in 1648.
The Red Fort, constructed by Shah Jahan, was built as the fortified palace of Shahjahanabad, capital of the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in 1648. It was named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone.
In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, The Red Fort was the ceremonial and political center of Mughal government and the setting for events critically impacting the region.
The Red Fort was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 as part of the Red Fort Complex.
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