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Niavaran Palace Complex, Tehran

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Architectural Building Historic Site
Take a peek into the life of Persian royals at Niavaran Palace Complex, a series of residences built for various Shahs of the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties. The complex originated in the late 18th century, when Fath-Ali Shah used it as a summer home, and numerous buildings were added to it until the overthrown of the Iranian monarchy in 1979. Take a tour of the lush garden and the historic mansions to see how the Shahs lived, and admire an array of relics, art pieces, elegant furniture, and personal items that belonged to members of the royal families. Make Niavaran Palace Complex a centerpiece of your Tehran vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tehran itinerary builder.
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  • If u go from Saadabad palace to east u will get to Niavaran Palace in Niavaran square. it is also belongs to Shah of Iran just like Saadabad palace but it is not just a museum, it is also a complex of...  more »
  • Niavaran Palace is one of the palaces of Pahlavi king in Tehran. It has a very beautiful garden. In the picture you see the queen's dresses.  more »
  • When you visit this place the only thing came into your mind is this place aint a palace, just a lovely garden where the king of Iran lived in for several years. So if you are a tourist who has not mu...  more »
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  • I preferred Saad Abad Complex for a more complete feeling for the opulent royal lifestyle, plus Niavaran was built to bring in modernity, which for many Westerners like myself is not something unique any more. I was told Niavaran was picked over a lot by the royal family when they fled Tehran and also by looters. That being said, the bathrooms seemed to be untouched and I really enjoyed seeing the royal children's stickers and personal touches in their suite of rooms. The gardens (with many tall and old trees) were nice to walk through and the nearby Niavaran Park has a kid's playground, for those with families. Niavaran is easier to walk than Saad Abad, but if you had to choose one, I'd recommend Saad Abad to Niavaran any day.
  • the palace and general admission are worth the money, as the interior is in perfect shape. All in all, the park is good for calming down in this pulsating city and the palace is a good demonstration of monarch's life in pre-revolution Iran.
  • Beautiful outdoor area, great Cafe with lovely weather year round. Make sure to see the private art collection of Farah.
  • Other than visiting the palace, having a breakfast in the cafe is a must! Great food and outdoor space. Some staff were not friendly though.
  • Great place to go. Especially for photographers!