Niavaran Palace Complex, Tehran

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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. Plan your Niavaran Palace Complex visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tehran using our Tehran holiday tool .
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  • The Palace of the Shah, completed in 1968, located in the heart of a large park, North of Tehran. Sumptuous remains showing the splendour in which lived the Shah Pahlavi, his wife Farah Diba and their 4 children. Palace of 9000 m2 on 2 floors, as rich as carefully decorated. There is even a movie theater, and what about the huge walk-in closet. It would be a shame not to visit this beautiful House abandoned by its occupants after the Iranian revolution of 1979.
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  • This was the place where the royal family lived, and after the Revolution of Islam, part of the museum was opened to the public, while the other part was the official residence of the Iranian president today. The building group occupies Aleppo, although our travel team is only going to visit two of these residences, the Palace of White Palace and green Palace, but under the guidance of the tour, has been in the park to do not know how many paths, and the Green Palace is almost at the highest, the road is still a bit steep not to go! The whole park is like a park, and we spend two clocks here and there, just a little bit tired. Because the Green Palace is not being repaired, we first went to the car museum in the way (small model) to participate in the damages, and then to the Green Palace to take a photo, and then to the White Palace to participate, but because the White Palace is not allowed to be photographed, so the photos owe!
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  • Eccentric in a neighborhood on the heights of the city, this complex is located in a magnificent and gigantic Park. Home of the Shah last summer it offers a historical overview of this recently. He must love the kitsch and the glassware to appreciate... But we find the apartments of the family, children's toys, the modernism of the bathrooms of time...
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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!

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The northern districts of Tehran possess a more suburban, cosmopolitan feel, and a more spacious form, with a number of accommodations geared towards international tourism. Luxury hotels with pools overlooking the parks sit alongside some more basic and humble offerings, usually located on the lesser side streets. The southern districts offer a livelier experience, where guesthouses, hostels, and simple hotels line the confusing bundle of winding streets. Of course, some areas of the south open up a little, and here you'll find a good number of standard and mid-range hotels with varying levels of amenities.
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