The complex of Sadabad Palace is a historical and cultural wonder that is situated in northern Tehran, and that sprawls across 110 hectares. The enormous complex of the Sadabad Palace is dotted with 18 breathtaking beautiful palaces that had once belonged to the royalty of Pahlavi and Qajar of Tehran. Located in the midst of a blooming orchard, the Sadabad Complex had been constructed by the monarchs of Qajar in the early nineteenth century. As of today, the official headquarters of the Iranian President is located right beside the palatial complex. The Sadabad Complex, which is now supervised by the Organization of Cultural Heritage of Iran is a renowned tourist destination that encompasses 180 hectares of forests, quaint boulevards, galleries, museums, mansions, qanats, and palaces galore.
Revel in the architectural wonder and the rich cultural tapestry of Sadabad Palace Complex.
Fine Arts Museum
This museum is one of the most famous tourist attractions located in the southern area of the Sadabad Complex. It is a three-story architecture that spans about 3600 sq meters. Tourists can have a splendid display of several Eastern and Western paintings that include world-class works of legendary Iranian artists like Hossein Zende Roodi, Faramarz Pilaram, Hossein Mahjobi, Sohrab Sepehri, Kelara Abkar, and Hossein Behzad. The museum also features paintings that belong to the Qajarian and Safavid eras, besides a grand display of Western paintings and artworks of Joule Berton, Ivanovic Shishkin, Peter Graham, and Salvador Dali.
Mellat Palace Museum White Palace
The Mellat Palace Museum is an enormous mansion in the Sadabad Complex. This building, which sprawls across 2164 sq meters, had once been the summer headquarters of Md Reza Shah and Queen Farah. The architecture depicts an intricate work of Persian mythology and history. Constructed during the reign of Reza Shah, the architectural plan had been assiduously chalked out by Russian Boris, Pesyan, Leon Taavosian, and Khorsandi.
Shavand House Green Palace Museum
The Green Palace is known for its architectural beauty and is situated in the north-western part of Sadabad Complex. The outer walls of the palace are wrought with rare and precious green pearls that glimmer and glint in their verdant glory in the morning Sun and hence the name the Green Palace. The palace features a magnificent Mirror Hall, and the whole of its interiors are beautifully carpeted with the famously woven carpet of Amoughli.
Master MirEmad Calligraphy Museum
Located in the palatial complex of Sadabad, the Master MirEmad Calligraphy Museum had once been the residential abode of the Pahlavi children. The architecture comprises of a two-storeyed building that belongs to the late Qajarian era. Named after Master MirEmad, the renowned Calligrapher of the Safavid Dynasty, the museum features an impressive collection of his works along with the selected calligraphy works of Kalhor, Neyrizi, Mustasimi and more.
Royal Costume Museum
The Royal Costume Museum is a rich architectural blend of European and Iranian styles that was constructed during the reign of Reza Shah. It was in late 2010 that the residential headquarters of the Pahlavi Dynasty was converted to the 'Contemporary History and Royal Gifts of Pahlavi Dynasty' museum that features the royal garments and apparel of the Pahlavi monarchy.
Master Behzad Museum
Constructed during the Qajarian era, the Master Behzad Museum had once been the abode and official headquarters of Reza Shah of the Pahlavi Dynasty. After the Islam Revolution of 1994, The Prince Palace got converted into a museum of the collected works of Master Hossain Behzad which includes his famous paintings, contemporary artworks of Iran and many more.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets are available at the entrance, but that can only be purchased after long hours of queuing under the Sun. So let us make it easier for you. Tickets to the Sadabad Complex can be purchased online right here in this website.
How To Get Around?
Getting around in the palace complex of Sadabad and exploring the beautiful garden and palaces is best done on foot.
What Should I Wear?
Formal and decent clothing that makes for comfortable wear is the best for a trip to the Sadabad palace complex. Women can wear sleeved maxi dresses or decent casuals while men can go for shirt and trousers on the visit to Sadabad Complex.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the Sadabad Palace Complex is during winter, between December and February, when the climate is temperate and comfortable.
Will I Need a Guide?
You do not need a guide. Transportation is easy, and all the required information is provided on this website.
How To Get There?
Tehran is well connected by an efficient network of transport that includes cab service from Tehran Airport to the city center, metro service via Line 1 and Shahid Station and from there via Line 8 to the Shahre Aftab. Currently, there is no bus service available from the Airport. Sadabad Palace is a 40-minute drive from the province of Tehran via the Chamran Highway, and it takes about an hour by rental cars that follow the Modares Highway route.