Iran Travel Guide – Travel to Tehran
Travel to Tehran could be the best destination for whom wants to travel to IRAN. Tehran (pronounced [tehˈrɒːn]) is the capital of Iran in the north of the country with a population of around 9 million. Tehran is the largest city and urban area of Iran. Tehran is ranked 29th in the world by the population of its metropolitan area.
Read this travel guide to Tehran including information on Tehran sightseeing, antiquities, Tehran hotel accommodation, Tehran museums, food, history and tourist attraction.
Attractions of Tehran
The National Jewelry Treasury
‘Jewels Museum’ is probably Tehran’s biggest tourist draw card and the most beautiful museum of the capital. Traveling back to Tehran’s history you will face safavi times, that most of national jewelry collections belong to that period, when the shahs scoured Europe, India and the lands of the Ottoman Empire for booty with which to decorate their capital, Esfahan. But as the Safavid Empire crumbled, the jewels became a high profile spoil of war. When Mahmud Afghan invaded Iran in 1722, he plundered the treasury and sent its contents to India. On ascending the throne in 1736, Nader Shah Afshar dispatched courtiers to ask for the return of the jewels. When their powers of persuasion proved unequal to the task, he sent an army to prove that he was very serious. To get the soldiers off his back, Mohammed Shah of India was forced to hand over the Darya-ye Nur and Kuh-e Nur diamonds, a Peacock Throne (though not the one you’ll see here) and assorted other treasures. After Nader Shah’s murder in 1747, Ahmed Beg plundered the treasury and dispersed the jewels. The Kuh-e Nur, the world’s largest cut diamond, found its way into the sticky fingers of the colonial British and has been locked up in the Tower of London since. The Qajar and Pahlavi rulers enthusiastically added to the jewels collection, which grew to be so valuable that in the 1930s it was transferred to the National Bank of Iran (now the Central Bank of Iran) as a reserve for the national currency.
One of the most important jewelry is Darya-ye Nur (Sea of Light), a pink diamond weighing 182 carats and said to be the largest uncut diamond in the world; the Peacock (Naderi) Throne outside the vault door; the tall Kiani Crown made for Fath Ali Shah in 1797; the crowns worn by the last shah and his wife, Farah; and the incredible 34kg Globe of Jewels , made in 1869 using 51,366 precious stones – the seas are made from emeralds and the land from rubies except Iran, Britain and France, which are set in diamonds.
In your travel, while visiting Tehran’s national jewelry museum be careful to left your camera, phone, bags and guidebooks at reception and don’t touch anything or you’ll set off ear-piercing alarms.
Tehran Golestan Palace
One of travelling attractions in Tehran is Golestan Palace, literally the Roseland Palace, is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran’s capital city, Tehran. The oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran, and of world heritage status, the Golestan Palace belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran’s Historic Arg (citadel). In its present state, Golestan Palace is the result of roughly 400 years constructions and renovations.
On 2005 October 11, the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran submitted the palace to the UNESCO for inclusion into the World Heritage List in 2007. On 2013 June 23, it was proclaimed as world heritage site during the UNESCO meeting in Phnom Penh. The Golestan Palace is currently operated by the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran.
Tehran Tabiat Bridge
You can’t travel to Tehran without visiting Tabiat Bridge. It is the largest pedestrian overpass built in Tehran. The 890 ft. bridge connects two public parks—Taleghani Park and Abo-Atash Park—by spanning Shahid Modarres ave, one of the main highways in northern Tehran. In Iran, people call it Nature Bridge. The bridge was designed by Mrs. Leila Araghian. It has won several awards, including the Popular Choice Prize for Highways & Bridges from the Architizer A+ Awards, a global architectural competition based in New York.
In designing the bridge, a process which took a total of a year, Araghian wanted it to “be a place for people to stay and ponder, not simply pass. To achieve this the bridge is not straight and contains benches and seating.
Construction of the bridge started in 2010, using a total of 2000 tonnes of steel and 10000 cubic metres of concrete before it was finished in October 2014.]Construction of the bridge over a large highway was described as a big challenge, with platforms and temporary tunnels built to ensure that nothing fell on to the road below.
Darband of Tehran
Famous Darband in tajrish,shemiran can be an attractive place for new travellers. It is the beginning of a very popular hiking trail into the Mount Tochal, which towers over Tehran. A chair lift is also available for those not interested in hiking.
The Persian word “darband” means gateway or door of the mountain (“band”, a variation of “vand” and “fand”, meaning mountain).
Darband is where many Iranian giants of art and culture such as Iraj Mirza,Mohammad Taghi Bahar, Forough Farrokhzad, Abolhasan Saba, Ruhollah Khaleghi, Rahi Moayeri, and Darvish-khan are buried (Zahir o-dowleh cemetery).
Darband has a suitable climate all year round, and sees heavy snowfall every year.
The initial start of the trail at Darband is about 250 metres long and is dotted with a number of small cafes and restaurants.
Sadabaad Palace of Tehran
We suggest you not to forget visiting Sa’adat Abad palace in your travel to tehran. It is a neighborhood located in northwestern Tehran. Its air quality has recently deteriorated, because it has become overcrowded and heavily congested with traffic. Saadat Abad is also close to the Evin district that houses the Evin Prison, which is the largest prison in Iran.
Sa’adat Abad also contains the Tehran International School (Boys Section), located in Farhang square. The school consists of roughly two hundred students and is a registered IB (International Baccalaureate School). Property values in Sa’adat Abad are usually between 50 and 100 million Rials (IRR) per square meter.
Totally dominating the low-rise skyline of Tehran’s western suburbs, Milad Tower finally opened in 2008 after 13 on-again-off-again years of construction. Milad tower with 435m height has it’s unique aspect for Tehran travelers, including 120m of antenna, in 2012 it was the world’s sixth-tallest freestanding tower. The tower bears a striking resemblance to Toronto’s CN Tower, with the octagonal concrete shaft tapering slightly up to a pod with 12 floors. The pod is home to an observation deck, a revolving restaurant, a ‘sky dome’ and various TV, radio and traffic control functions. Authorities insist the tower is built to withstand a large earthquake.
The tower is a part of a complex called International Trade and Convention Center of Tehran. The complex also includes a five-star hotel, a convention center, a world trade center, and an IT park.
National Museum of Iran
Try not to lose visiting Tehran history & museum as one of Tehran travelers. This museum is chock-full of Iran’s rich history. Designed by French architect André Godard and completed in 1928, it’s one of the more attractive modern buildings in Tehran, blending Sassanian principles such as the grand iwan -style entrance with art deco–style brickwork. Inside is a collection including ceramics, pottery, stone figures and carvings, mostly taken from excavations at Persepolis, Ismail Abad (near Qazvin), Shush, Rey and Turang Tappeh. Unfortunately, the presentation of these treasures is less than inspired and the lack of useful explanations particularly underwhelming (ask for an English ‘brochure’ when buying the ticket, you might get lucky). There is some English labelling, and English-speaking guides are available, though you’ll probably need to wait for one.
Among the finds from Shush, there’s a stone capital of a winged lion, some delightful pitchers and vessels in animal shapes, and colorful glazed bricks decorated with double-winged mythical creatures. A copy of the diarite stele detailing the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi, found at Shush in 1901, is also displayed – the original being in Paris.
Exhibits from Persepolis include a magnificent human-headed capital; a cuneiform inscription proclaiming the might and godly affinity of Xerxes; and a striking frieze of glazed tiles from the central hall of the Apadana Palace. Also on display are a famous trilingual inscription from the time of Darius I; a bull-headed capital and carved staircase; a statue of a sitting dog that looks like it was carved just weeks ago; and four foundation tablets inscribed in cuneiform.
One of the more startling exhibits is the Salt Man from Zanjan. He’s thought to have been a miner who died in the 3rd or 4th century AD, but whose white-bearded head, leg in a leather boot and tools were preserved by the salt in which he was buried. More comical is a bronze statue Parthian prince ‘Shami’ found in Khuzestan, whose cheesy moustache looks out from a head obviously made separately from the much larger body. Look also for the impressive selection of Lorestan bronzes, dating back to the 8th century BC.
Tehran Azadi Tower
While travelling to Tehran you can visit The Azadi tower as one of Tehran’s brilliant symbols, formerly known as the Shahyad Tower, is a monument located at Azadi Square, in Tehran City. It is one of the symbols of Tehran, and marks the west entrance to the city. Azadi in farsi means freedom. The architect Mr. Hossein Amanat won a competition to design the building. He combined elements of the architecture of Sassanid and Achaemenid eras with the post-Islamic Iranian architecture. The tower is part of the Azadi Cultural Complex, located in Tehran’s Azadi Square in an area of about 50,000 m². There are several fountains around the base of the tower and a museum underground.
Built with white marble stone from the Isfahan Province, it includes eight thousand blocks of stone. The stones were all located and supplied by Ghanbar Rahimi, whose knowledge of the quarries was second to none and who was known as “Soltan e Sang e Iran” (Iran’s Sultan of Stone). The shape of each block was calculated by computer, and programmed to include all the instructions for the building’s work. The actual construction of the tower was carried out, and supervised by Iran’s finest master stonemason, Ghaffar Davarpanah Varnosfaderani. The main financing was provided by a group of five hundred Iranian industrialists. The inauguration took place on October 16, 1971.
Niavaran Palace Complex
For Tehran travelers Niavaran palace complex is like a history book though Pahlavi period. The Niavaran Complex is a historical complex situated in Shemiran, Tehran (Greater Tehran), Iran. It consists of several buildings and monuments built in the Qajar and Pahlavieras.
The complex traces its origin to a garden in Niavaran region, which was used as a summer residence by Fath-Ali Shah of the Qajar Dynasty.
A pavilion was built in the garden by the order of Naser ed Din Shah of the same dynasty, which was originally referred to as Niavaran House, and was later renamed Saheb Qaranie House. Thepavilion of Ahmad Shah Qajar was built in the late Qajar period.
During the reign of the Pahlavi Dynasty, a modern built mansion named Niavaran House was built for the imperial family of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. All of the peripheral buildings of the Saheb Qaranie House, with the exception of the Ahmad Shahi Pavilion, were demolished, and the buildings and structures of the present-day complex were built to the north of the Saheb Qaranie House. In the Pahlavi period, the Ahmad Shahi Pavilion served as an exhibition area for the presents from world leaders to the Iranian monarchs.
Famous Valiasr Avenue is the longest avenue of Tehran that connects its southernmost point to the northern end. It’s like a guide street for finding other tehran’s street. It is considered one of Tehran’s main thoroughfares and Commercial Street.
It is also considered one of the most historical parts of the city. Along the avenue are located historical houses and sites dating back to different eras.
Most of these historical monuments have been registered on the National Heritage List and are functioning as museums.
Valiasr Avenue was established upon the order of Reza Shah Pahlavi King of Iran before Islamic revolution with the initial aim of connecting the Pahlavi complexes, including different palaces and luxury houses to Tehran’s Railroad Station.
The large numbers of sycamores, planted on both sides of the avenue, give it a very pleasing appearance. In fact, sycamore and Tehran are ancient friends. The name of Tehran reminds visitors of sycamores.
A famous Italian tourist, Peter Delavale, who traveled to Iran 400 years ago, has described Tehran as the country of sycamores in his travelogue.
Iranian farmers knew sycamores as the king of trees and planted them in the vicinity of their farms.
Sycamores have high importance in the ancient culture of Iran, as they are considered sacred.
The street was built by Reza Shah Pahlavi’s order and called the Pahlavi Street. After the 1979 Islamic Revolution the street’s name was changed initially to Mossadeq Street (in reference to former nationalist Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq) and later to Valiasr (a reference to the 12th Shi’ite Imam).
Valiasr Avenue is the hub of different activities in Tehran and innumerable shops and restaurants as well a large number of parks (like Mellat Park), highways, cultural centers are situated along this long avenue.
Valiasr Avenue is the main Shopping Street in Tehran and whole Iran. Many Foreign chain stores have branches on this street like Benetton Group (3 stores), Reebok, Adidas and etc… Many important Shopping centers of Tehran are located on the Valiasr Avenue like the Tandis Center (located at northest point of the street at Tajrish Sq.), the Safavieh Mall, the Eskan Shopping center and many more. Many luxury jewellery and accessories stores like Rolex, Tag Heuer and etc. are located on this street. Furthermore hundreds of other local stores are located at Valiasr.
Being Tehran travelers without seeing Mellat Park is nearly impossible. Known as the Shahanshahi Park (Imperial Park) prior to the revolution of 1979, it is one of the largest recreation areas in Tehran. It is situated at the foot of the Alborz mountains adjacent to Valiasr Avenue in the east, and extends to the Chamran Expressway (Parkway) and Seoul Street to the west. The park lies south of the Tehran International Fair grounds and the Enghelab Club. It has pathways for walking and shade for picnics and relaxation as well as facilities such as snack bars, coffee shops, and a small aviary. At the edge of the park is a new Cineplex. Mellat Park is watered by the winter-snow streams coming down from Mt. Tochal close to 4,000 m high. The Mellat Park is also the location of one of the steam-powered locomotives used on the first Persian railway section built during 1886-1888. The No. 664 locomotive was built by the Belgian Ateliers de Tubize and commissioned on 1887. Mellat Park is home to the first musical fountains in Tehran. Since July 2008, they attract and entertain many families at night.
Tehran City Theater
Those Tehran travelers who want to know more about Iran music & films can easily go to theater at least once. The modern building of City Theater, located at the junction of Enqelab and Valiasr avenues, is another eye-catching monument of Tehran.
City Theater is surrounded by a park named Daneshjou (students). It is Iran’s largest theater complex comprising five halls, namely the Main Hall, Chaharsou, Qashqaie, Sayeh and a rehearsal hall in the basement.
Amirali Afkhami supervised the construction of City Theater, which is among the first postmodern buildings of Tehran.
The house of Professor Adl, one of the first Iranian surgeons, is another historical site built alongside Valiasr Avenue. The old mansion was built by a Russian engineer named Markov.
Surrounded by tall pine trees, the mansion is spread over 2,700 meters and blends Russian and Persian architecture. The facade of the building has been decorated with attractive carvings.
Glassware Museum of Tehran
The premises that have been turned into museum where glass and clay works are on display were built about 90 years ago upon orders of Ahmad Qavam. His personal lodging (residence and working office). The building is situated in a garden with a span of 7000 square meters and was used by Qavam himself till the year 1953.
Later, the building were sold to the Egyptians as the new premises for the embassy of Egypt and remained in their possession for seven years. When relations were strained between Iran and Egypt at the time of Abdul Nasser and subsequent to the closure of the Egyptian embassy in Iran, the Commercial Bank purchased the building.
However, it was sold to Farah Pahlavi’s bureau in 1976 and was turned into a museum by three groups of Iranian, Austrian and French architects. The museum was opened in 1980 and was registered in the list of national heritage in 1998.
The main establishment of the museum that occupies an area of 1040 square meters is a two-storey octagonal building with suspended pillars and a basement. It is situated on the entrance side of the premises. The architectural style of the building is a combination of the traditional Iranian style and the European architecture of the 19th century.
The first floor is connected to the second one through wooden steps in Russian style. Prior to the time when the building was transferred into the Egyptian embassy, the entrance of the museum was doomed-shaped but was later flattened.
Parts of the walls in the basement are decorated in traditional style with big tiles. Double windows have been used in the architecture of the building instead of terrace and wooden doors have been installed behind the windowpanes in order to regulate the light and temperature of the interior of the building. The exterior and interior of the museum comprise such decorations as brick works, plaster works, mirror works and inlaid works.
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
This museum also known as TMoCA, is among the largest art museums in Iran. It has collections of more than 3000 items that include 19th and 20th century’s world-class European and American paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures. TMoCA also has one of the greatest collections of Iranian modern and contemporary art.
The museum was inaugurated by Empress Queen Farah Pahlavi in 1977, just two years before the 1979 Revolution. TMoCA is considered to have the most valuable collections of modern Western masterpieces outside Europe and North America.
Reza Abbasi Museum
The Reza Abbasi Museum opened 39 years ago but in November 1978, just one year after its official opening it was closed. Exactly a year later in 1979, having had changes in its internal decorations and with further expansion of its exhibition space it was reopened. In 1984, because of some internal difficulties, once more it was closed and again reopened in 1985. And finally on February 4, 2000, it was opened for the fifth time, after its renovation.Reza Abbasi Museum is administrated by Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization.
Who Was Reza Abbasi?
He was the leading Persian miniaturist of the Isfahan School during the later Safavid period, spending most of his career working for Shah Abbas I. He is considered to be the last great master of the Persian miniature, best known for his single miniatures for muraqqa or albums, especially single figures of beautiful youths.
The collections of Reza Abbasi museum belong to a period from the 2nd millennium BC to the early 20th century. The displays are set according to time interval. There are many objects exhibited in the museum such as artifacts made of baked clay, metal and stone from the pre historic times to pottery and metal objects, textile and lacquer painting, manuscripts and jewelry belonging to the Islamic period. All in all. The objects do not only belong to Reza Abbasi works.
Carpet Museum of Iran
Carpet-weaving is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Iranian culture and art, dating back to the Bronze Age, but as the materials used in carpets including wool and cotton, decay into dust during the course of time, archaeologists couldn’t make any special discovery during the archaeological excavations. What have remained for us from the early ages as evidence of carpet-weaving are nothing more than a few pieces of worn-out rugs.
Queen Farah Pahlavi ordered to build yhis museum in Pahlavi era.
Such fragments do not help very much in recognizing the carpet-weaving characteristics of pre-Seljuk period (13th and 14th centuries AD). Among the oldest pieces discovered are those found in Eastern Turkestan, dating back to the third to fifth centuries AD, and also some of the hand-weavings of the Seljuks of Asia Minor on exhibit in Ala’edin Mosque in Konya and Ashrafoghlu Mosque in Beyshehir, Turkey. These pieces attracted the attention of researchers earlier this century, and now they are kept in the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art in Istanbul and the Mowlana Museum in Konya.
In a unique archaeological excavation in 1949, the exceptional Pazyryk carpet was discovered among the ices of Pazyryk Valley, in Altai Mountains in Siberia. It was discovered in the grave of a Scythian prince by a group of Russian archaeologists under the supervision of professor Rudenko. Radiocarbon testing revealed that Pazyryk carpet was woven in the 5th century BC. This carpet is 1.83×2 meters and has 36 symmetrical knots per cm2.The advanced weaving technique used in the Pazyryk carpet indicates a long history of evolution and experience of this art. Most experts believe that the Pazyryk carpet is the final achievement of at least one thousand years of experience and history. According to this theory the art of carpet-weaving in Iran is at least 3500 years old. The museum was designed by the last Queen of Iran, Farah Diba Pahlavi. The perforated structure around the museum’s exterior is designed both to resemble a carpet loom, and to cast shade on the exterior walls, reducing the impact of the hot summer sun on the interior temperature.
In 1978, the founders of the Carpet Museum of Iran established this Museum with a limited number of Persian carpets and kilims, in order to revive and develop the art of carpet-weaving in the country, and to provide a source to satisfy the need for research about the historical background and evolution of this art.
The Carpet Museum of Iran, with its beautiful architecture and facade resembling a carpet-weaving loom is located on the northwest of Laleh Park in Tehran. It is composed of two exhibition galleries covering an area of 3400 m2.The ground floor gallery is assigned for permanent exhibitions and the upper floor gallery is considered for the temporary exhibitions of carpets, kilims, and carpet designs.
Imamzadeh Saleh Mosque
Emamzadeh Saleh, a son of the Twelver Shiite Imam, Musa al-Kadhim, is one of many Imamzadeh mosques in Iran. The mosque is located at Tajrish Square in Tehran’s northern Shemiran district. The reputable and holy mausoleum of Imamzadeh Saleh consists of a courtyard, several family tomb chambers, an Ivan, a portico, a mosque, a sepulcher, a tomb and a cupola.
The present mausoleum dates back to the Qajar Period; however an old tree and some remaining tombstones bear evidences that the building existed in the 13th and the 14th century AD. It has gone through many repairmens and alterations until today.
Above the door of the portico which leads into the Harem (sanctuary), there can be seen some sentences and words in plaster relief and in azure Nastaliq script on a white background giving the names of Fath-Ali Shah and prince Hulaku Khan.
The interior of the Harem is decorated with beautiful paintings belonging to the Qajar period. This mausoleum possesses two sepulchers; the bigger one, the eastern, northern and western sides of which are covered with silver-lattice tomb-cage and the southern side with a wooden lattice cage, is remarkable as regards to its silver works. The other is wooden and possesses square panels.
The founder of the silver-plated sculptor is known as the late Mirza Saaid Khan, a foreign minister of the Qajar period. Above the northern portal of the courtyard the following two distiches in praise of the Imamzadeh can be seen which are carved in white Nastaliq script on a background of azure enameled tiles.
Shrine of Emam Khomeini
While you travel to Tehran you can visit Emam Khomeini shrine, he was an Islamic republic founder. One of the first places you most visit on your trip to Iran is the Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, which as you may know was the founder of the Islamic Republic. It is situated on the outskirts of Tehran, but it is very easy to get there by metro (yes, yes, it works very well, and it is very safe).
Lots of people usually gather there both during the day and also at night, whole families go there together to have something to eat. You can enter easily (it is enough for women to cover their hair with a scarf), and inside, although it is not particularly architecturally stunning, you can relax watching people praying, talking or just resting. It is the good thing about some mosques, that they are spaces for personal reflection, not only for ceremonies, allowing you to enjoy the place at your leisure. There are drinks and food stalls outside.
Tehran travelers who like Iran ancient architecture prefer to visit Negarrestan garden. This octagonal garden was built in 1807 by Fath-Ali Shah Qajar in Zandieh dynasty architecture style and it was designed by Ali Akbar Baghban. It was the first Iranian academic center for teacher training.
During the reign of Mozaffar ad-Din, Agriculture school, school of fine arts (under Kamal-ol-molk’s supervision (Mohammad Ghaffari, better known as Kamal-ol-Molk, was a famous Iranian painter)), and Religious school were established in this garden. Furthermore, a library was founded under the supervision of Parvin E’tesami (20th-century Persian poet of Iran) in 1936. Besides, it is said that Professor Mahmoud Hesabi .
One of the summer palaces of the Qajar dynasty and the history of its construction dates back to the reign of Fath Ali Shah. The lush gardens and glorious monument in the year 1322 AH-AH according to his orders is constructed outside the fence of Tehran. Garden used to be much larger than what it is today.
There were a couple of very attractive and luxurious buildings and halls but there have unfortunately been erased long ago. The buildings were decorated with precious paintings, they all disappeared after the fall of the Qajar dynasty. Among them the big picture of Fath Ali Shah in the middle and three of his sons on the wall. This garden has also witnessed many historical events. The appellation of the Garden are all the drawing that were in the rooms and halls.
National Botanical Garden
National Botanical Garden of Iran is a Botanical Garden in area is about 150 hectares and is planned to be the main center for horticulture and plant taxonomy in Iran. A herbarium of Iranian plants (TARI) is gradually being built up and now consists of some 160,000 numbers. Also there are gardens of non-Iranian plants such as Himalayan, American, Japanese, African, and Australian.
The garden also contains an arboretum, Six lakes, hills (to represent the Alborz and Zagros mountains and Himalayas), rock garden, a waterfall, a wetland, desert plants areas, a salt lake and a wadi, a long river , systematic area, fruit garden, picnic area with some pavilions and other facilities. The botanical and horticultural library has more than 11,000 volumes.
Those who travel to Tehran and enjoy herbs & trees can have a good time in National Botanical Garden.
Toghrol Tower is a 12th-century monument, located in the city of Rey a town near Tehran where now located in Tehran as a reason of deployment of city. Tuğrul Tower is near Rashkan castle where a castle in Tehran Province in northern Iran was. It was located near Shah-Abdol-Azim shrine. The castle was intended to hold Rey. Rashkan castle was erected with sand and stones. It was built during the Parthian rule of Persia.
The 20 meters tall brick tower is the tomb of Seljuk king Tuğrul Beig, who died in there in 1063. Originally, like other monuments of its time, it was capped by a conical dome, which would have added to its height. Unfortunately the dome collapsed during an earthquake.
The thickness of the walls varies from about 1.70 to 2.70 meters. The inner and outer diameters are 11 and 16 meters, respectively. The exterior shape is that of a polygon with 24 angles in its design, which is thought to contribute to the structure’s stability against tremors.
At the top of the tower Kufic inscriptions were originally observable. Naser al-Din Shah Qajar famous king, ordered some restorations to be made to the top part of the tower, which was collapsing in 1884.
The tower is protected by Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization.
This place can be exciting place for new Tehran travelers.
Fine Arts Museum
It is located in Sadabad complex. Visitors can see beautiful paints of Iranian and European artists in first floor. In second floor there are works by Iranian artists of Safavid to Qajar era.
Royal Costume Museum
One of museums of saad’abad complex.
A beautiful collection of royal family of Iran specially Queen Farah Pahlavi former queen of Iran , dresses made by Persian designers inspired by traditional dresses of Iran , worth seeing , and dress made by western designers like Dior and Channel.
As a Tehran travelers who is eager to know more about Iran’s history, it’s better not to miss our museums.
The Sa’adabad Palace a royal complex built in the Qajar and Pahlavi eras, located in Shemiran, Greater Tehran, Iran. Today, the official residence of the President of Iran is located adjacent to the complex.
The complex was first built and inhabited by Qajar monarchs in the 19th century. After an expansion of the compounds, King Reza Shah of the Pahlavi Dynasty lived there in the 1920s, and his son, Mohammad King Reza Pahlavi, moved there in the 1970s. After the 1979 Revolution, the complex became a museum.
Currently, parts of the complex are museums, in which visitors can roam through. The complex is operated by the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran which is responsible for most of the artifacts, loc Eighteen large and small palaces in Sa’d-Abad Qajar and Pahlavi periods that they consider in the upcoming issue of the magazine, on each of them in detail, is included in this number just to name things they will discuss.
- Ahmad Shahi Palace (the Basij).2. Shahvand Palace (Palace of the current Green Museum).3. White Palace (Palace of the Nation).
4. Exclusive Palace (now the Museum of Natural History former presidential institution).
5. House of Aswad (Black) current Museum of Fine Arts.
6. Shams Palace (Museum of Anthropology).
7. House Ashraf (Museum of porcelain and handicrafts).
8. G. House (Building Note 36).
9. The Queen Mother’s palace (building the Republic).
10. House AR (the institution).
11. Building A. (administrative Abad).
12. Gholam Reza Pahlavi, the son of the House on February 12. (UNESCO).
13. House Shahram son Ashraf (Military Museum).
14. House Farideh Diba (Museum of Artistic Creations).
15. Old Palace Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi (Behzad Museum).
16. New Palace Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi (the former treasure museum and the institution)
17. F. and A. sons Shah Palace (Museum scribe line Miremad).
18. Layla House (Museum plating) ations, and cultural aspects of the country.
Other attractions of Tehran
Jamshidieh Stone Garden