Sa’ad Abad Historical Complex | A Royal Palace

Sa'ad Abad Complex

Mellat Palace Museum | photo by: Bernard Gagnon

What to expect?

You can take a mysterious trip from the present century to Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties as soon as you enter this majestic complex.Sa’ad Abad Historical Complex is situated in Shemiran , northern part of Tehran and was built during Qajar dynasty, that is in 19th century.

It takes up 300 hectares and includes a forest, palaces, and museums. Sa’ad Abad Complex had been resided by some of the contemporary kings, queens, and their royal families. Right now the president of Iran lives next to the complex and one of the palaces is used for receiving foreign political guests. There are many different gates to this complex, like River Gate, Darband Gate, and Zafaranieh Gate.
Indoors you can find 18 buildings two of which are famous and eye-catching palaces named Green Palace and White Palace. You may also enjoy visiting museums displaying royal clothes, paintings, luxury cars, and military outfits.

What to do?

You can try the most delicious Iranian foods in the restaurants and shop for books and handcrafts in the complex store, not to speak of the comprehensive library, green houses, and various art centers you may stop by. You may just wander the streets of the complex and enjoy listening to water flow along the aqueducts.

A reason to visit

This is a perfect place for those who want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and lose themselves in the mysteriousness of old Iranian dynasties.

* Written by Fereshte Shokouhi.

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Official Website: Click here Entrance fee: 500.000IRR
Wikipedia: Click here Name(s) in Persian: کاخ سعد آباد
UNESCO Website: N/A Public transportation availability: Yes
Province: Tehran Accommodation availability: Yes
Phone: +9821 22752031 Facilities: Yes
Working days: All days Restaurant & Cafe availability: Yes
Opening hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PMBest time to visit: All Seasons

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