The Sa’dabad Palace Complex is a complex built by the Qajar and Pahlavi monarchs, located in Tehran, Iran. Sa’dabad complex is located on the north of Tehran, at the foot of Alborz Mountains. The complex includes more than 180 hectares of palaces, natural forest, streets, qanats, galleries, mansions, palaces and museums.
The Sa’dabad Palace Complex was constructed in the 19th century and belonged to Qajar monarchs and their families. In 1920s Shah Reza Pahlavi added some buildings to the complex and used the palace as a summer residence. In 1970s his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, moved there. In 1979, after Islamic Revolution, the complex became a museum.
Large parts of the complex are museums, which are accessible to the visitors. Other parts are currently used to the Office of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The complex includes 18 buildings. Two most noteworthy buildings are White Palace (Palace of the Nation) and Green Palace (Shahvand Palace).
The White Palace was built in the early 1930s by Reza Pahlavi and served as a summer residence. The Green Palace was built during the last years of Qajar era and rebuilt by Shah Reza. He used it as a residence for his guests and a place for receptions.
Other buildings of the complex are various museums. Here you can enjoy works of art from different places of the world, oil paintings of Safavid, Afshar, Zand, and Qajar periods, Hossein Behzad and Klara Abkar painted miniatures and Iranian calligraphy. Other museums are for luxury cars, royal clothes, Iranian military outfits of different periods and Iranian lifestyle and agriculture. We will visit the palace on Persia World Heritage Sites Tour.