Saadabad Palace is a cultural and historical complex that covers an area of 110 hectares and is located at the northernmost part of Tehran (Shemiran).
The complex contains 18 palaces belonged to the royal families of Qajar and Pahlavi, in a unique and beautiful garden. check out best tours of tehran…
The complex was first built and inhabited by Qajar monarchs in the 19th century. After an expansion of the compounds, Reza Shah of the Pahlavi Dynasty lived there in the 1920s, and his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, moved there in the 1970s. After the 1978 Revolution, the complex became a museum.
Different parts of palace:
1. Green Palace Museum:
Shahvand Palace which is now called Green Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in Iran. This palace is located in a higher ground in the north west of SaadAbad. Formerly this building belonged to someone called “AliKhan” who was one of the big land owners and later it was bought by Reza Shah.
During 1923-1929 Reza Shah renovated and redecorated this building by an architect called” Mirza Jafar Memar Bashi”.
The outside view is covered by rare pearl green stones from Zanjan province hence it was called Green Palace. This palace is a two story building in an area of 1203 square meters.
The most interesting part of this palace is the mirror hall with a made to measure carpet of seventy square meters, woven in the famouse Amoughli carpet workshop in Mashhad.
2. Mellat Palace Museum (White Palace)
White Palace is the largest mansion in this complex. In addition to ceremonial and official affairs this building was used as a summer residence of Mohammad Reza Shah (the second king of Pahlavi dynasty) and the queen Farah.
The first king of Pahlavi, Reza Shah ordered to build this palace in 1932 which was completed by 1937. But it was effectively used three years later. Many artists and engineers were involved in building this palace. Layout plan was designed by Mr Khorsandi and engineering drawings were developed by Leon Taavosian, Pesyan and Russian Boris.
This palace is built in surrounding area of 2164 square meters; it is a two story building and a basement with a total of 5000 square meters area.
This building has 54 units including ten large ceremonial saloons which were the official reception hall of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
3. Fine Arts Museum
4. Master MirEmad Calligraphy Museum
5. Royal Costume Museum
6. Master Behzad Museum
7. Royal Albums and Historical Documents` Museum
8. Royal Cars Museum
9. Royal weapons Museum
10. Royal Tableware Museum
11. Military Museum
12. Master Farshchian Miniature Museum
13. Omidvar Brothers Museum
14. Nations Art Museum
15. Royal Kitchen Museum
Opening time: every day 9:00 – 18:45
last entry: 17:00
Adress: Cultural Historical Complex of Saadabad ,Shahid kamal Taheri street, Shahid Fallahi street (Zaferanieh), Valiasr street, Tehran
- Eating: There are two Cafes in Saadabad Complex
- The library
- The prayer Room
- The Cinema of Mellat Palace Museum
- The repair workshop
- The radio station
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