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The palace was used as a summer complex of FATH-ALI-SHAH the king of the QAJAR Dynasty 1772-1834. Located in the north of Tehran and built in a big garden with 9000 square meters.

For anyone interested in the history of countries, there is nowhere more attractive than a museum. It doesn't matter if we are a resident of Tehran or a traveler, we have to start from one of the museums if we want to get past it.

I started from the Niavaran Palace in Tehran, the palace in the north of Tehran, and the nice and climatic and mountainous neighborhood of Niavaran. The Pahlavi royal family resided in this palace and in the garden of the palace during the last years of its reign.

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Walking through Niavaran Gardens ...

To reach Niavaran Palace, we have to step into a historic garden that has been a corner in Tehran and has seen many days since the Qajar era. Trees have skyrocketed in place of the garden and have become a haven for birds. The sounds of birds are heard from every direction, and the music of nature plays a nice tune.

The garden was built in the time of Fath Ali Shah Qajar in a place that was only a canebrake before. For this reason, this garden was called Niavaran (which has the same meaning as canebrake in Persian), famous for its reeds and over time. Mohammed Shah built a small, simple building, but Nasser al-Din Shah started to build the magnificent Sahebqaraniyeh Palace. The last monument built by the Qajar dynasty in this garden is called the Ahmad Shahi Koshk, which is right in the middle of the Niavaran garden.

During his reign, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ordered the demolition of small garden buildings and the construction of a modern palace to house himself and his family. Until leaving Iran, he lived in the same building and used the Sahebqaraniyeh Palace as his workplace.

In this article, I’m about to take a closer look at each of these halls and what you will see in your Niavaran tour when you visit Iran.   

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Introduction to Niavaran Palace The last Pahlavi settlement

Niavaran Palace, or Niavaran Palace, is a new building with an Iranian-European design. The building once housed Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, his wife Farah and their children and lived in the area until they left Iran. The palace consists of two and a half floors and has an interesting design.

The palace is simpler than other royal palaces, but at the same time, you can see some of the beauty. In this building, you can see the family life of the last king of Iran, look at their living space and see valuable and interesting artwork. The important thing about this building is that the roof is open-ended and can be opened at any time to see the sky. Of course, opening the roof today is a matter for the authorities to determine; if you are lucky enough to travel to Iran and to visit the palace you may be faced with an open roof.

Keep up with us to take a closer look at this palace and its various parts...

Niavaran Palace History

At the behest of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, in one of the small palaces of Niavaran garden belonging to Fath Ali Shah, construction of the palace began. Construction was delayed for some time, but at the year's end, they were ready to be used.

The palace was originally intended to be used as a courtyard for guests, but eventually became the residence of the Pahlavi family.

With the departure of the Shah and the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the palace was conquered by the revolutionary forces and surrendered to the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. For the first time in 1365, the authorities allowed the palace to be visited and after a long time in January 2003 they closed the doors with the aim of repairing it.

Experts have been involved in the repair work for six years, including painting the building, repairing the mirrors and looking-glasses, creating air conditioning systems, replacing electrical systems and cables, repairing roof and insulation repairs and removing the roof, lifts. , Repairing paving and parquet flooring of various spaces, equipping the tank and creating an electronic protection system (CCTV), refurbishing furniture, curtains, and wall coverings and repairing a large number of standards-compliant objects. Finally, in March 2009, the palace opened again to those interested in Iranian history and culture and was welcomed by visitors.

The palace, which was nationally registered on June 6, 2009, is now attracting a large number of enthusiasts.

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Niavaran Palace Design

Niavaran's dedicated palace in the northeast corner of Niavaran Garden presents a modern look at Iranian architecture. This beautiful palace has an area of ​​9,000 square meters and has two and a half floors. The first floor is for guests' reception, and the second floor is for family bedrooms and private spaces. Between these two floors is a half-floor for the workspace and the room of the smallest member of the Pahlavi family, Leila Pahlavi.

The architectural design of the palace was the responsibility of engineer Mohsen Foroughi. The construction was carried out by MAP and the consulting engineer Abdul Aziz Farmanfarmayian & Partners was responsible for overseeing the project. Master Abdulahi's plasterwork, a masterwork by Ali Asghar and master tiling art by Ibrahim Kazempour and Ilya look at the palace.

The palace's design is modeled on Iranian architecture and a mix of art before and after Islam. The quadrilateral design of the palace and its interior architecture depict a modern-day Iranian architecture.

The interior decoration and furniture are designed and implemented by a French group. The matching color of the floor covering of the rooms and curtains can be seen in the palace. In the corner of the palace there is an exquisite collection of paintings by Iranian and foreign artists, porcelain dishes from French and German rose surreal plants, decorative objects, and exquisite Persian carpets.