Tehran Tourist Attractions : Niavaran Palace

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NIAVARAN PALACE

Attraction Type Palace
Chronology from 18th Century
Historic Era Qajar - Pahlavi
Closed on Sun. & Thu.
 Visiting Hours 8:30-17:00
 Entrance Fee 3,000 - 5,000 Rials


The cultural and historical complex of Niavaran is situated in a great garden in an eleven hectare area, with historical and natural attractions. The monuments of this complex belong to the Qajar and the Pahlavi eras.

At the beginning the Qajar rulers used this place for their summer resort. Fath Ali Shah Qajar instructed building of a garden in the Tehran outskirts. This garden was built near the “Gordevey’ or “Gordebeh’ village which was situated in today’s Niavaran. This garden was built on the reed-bed (neyzar) place. This garden was called “Neyavaran” which later became famous as Niavaran. Mohammad Shah as well erected a small building in this garden. Following him Naser ed din Shah erected the Sahebqaranieh Palace in this garden. The last building which was built in this garden is famous as Kooshk Ahmad Shahi.

During the reign of Pahlavi II, some of the small monuments of this garden were ruined and the Niavaran Palace was built with a modern style for the residence of the Shah and his family members.
Presently, the palace area consists of Niavaran Palace, Sahebqaraniyeh Palace, Kooshk Ahmad Shahi, small gardens and special Pahlavi school.

In 1978, the palace was captured by the Revolutionary forces and three years later it was delivered to the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. In 1986, the Cultural Heritage Higher Education Center started its activities in the Special School. After one year the lateral areas were allocated to dormitory for boys. In the next years the Jahan Nama Museum (1997), Sahebqaranieh Palace (1998), Kooshk Ahmad Shahi (2000) were opened to public visits.


Official website : www.niavaranpalace.ir

Address : Niavaran Sq., Shemiran

Tel. : +98(21)2228 20 12

 


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