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“Home of the last king of Iran”

Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Niavaran palace is at the end of Niavaran street .It has a palace in which the Shah and his family leaved with some furniture and pictures of that days. There is also a museum of the pictures Farrah (shah's wife)had gathered and left. Also you can take pictures with traditinal dress in the garden .The garden is beautiful with old trees and birds singiing.It is a beautiful and silent place in the crowded Tehran.I understand that some reviewers has reviews about saadabad complexinstead of Niavaran palace(like the review of firuzkhan which is about saad abad complex). Ther is also some buffet.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Spent a couple of hours here. Nice grounds to walk through. The white palace was the best of the sites especially if you like Persian carpets.(think there is an error in the lonely planet guide about the location of a famous signed carpet). Unfortunately there was a few of the sites closed including the tea house. The green palace is quite small and involves a walk up the hill. The drive out there from central Tehran is exciting -it is an experience to be in traffic in Tehran where any traffic rules are purely for indicative purposes only.

Thank Syd M
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Nestled at the foot of the snow capped Elbruz mountains in the northern part of Tehran, in beautifully kept gardens this complex of palaces was the abode of the last Shah of Iran – Mohamed Reza Pahlavi & his family before he fled the country in 1979. You have the eerie feeling that the Shah & Shahbanoo may have left their hearts in this place where every object speaks of their presence and where they shared a happy family life.

The White Palace & the Green Palaces are within this complex, which now are preserved as museums. The palaces are tastefully furnished (unlike the gaudy, richly ornamented palaces of the Safavid & Qajar periods) with European (mainly French) furniture, furnishings , tapestries , paintings & portraits, porcelain, gifts from various head of states and the most exquisite Persian carpets. The carpets in every room were masterpieces that reflect the superior art of the Persian weavers. A very interesting carpet in the reception hall of the White (Sad Abad) palace features both Christ & the ancient Iranian prophet Zarthushtra. In the White Palace, interesting murals depicting the Persian hero Rustom of the Shah Nameh of Firdausi appear on the walls of the reception area.

When I visited the complex in mid May 2013, there was an interesting cultural exhibition on Iran, as well as an exhibition of traditional & nomadic Persian carpets. A real treat that made you see Iran as a country of antique, magnificent & enriched traditions and a history that had far reaching impacts in the ancient world.

2  Thank firuzakhan
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We went there not to see how Iranian kings lived or so. It was not too much different with other rich people of the city, we have seen that before. instead we went to walk in the green and cool surrounding where there is a cafe restaurant which offers a good breakfast bar. the views are really good and makes quite good photos!

Thank raha m
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Niavaran Palace is in the north eastern part of the city of Tehran. It takes you at most a half-day to walk around and check out all the buildings. The walk in the palace is also nice. You can here the parrots on the tall trees.I think it's beautiful in all seasons.

Thank Leila M
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