Niavaran Palace 2017-04-05
The Niavaran Palace in northern Tehran is another of the last Shah’s palaces now converted in to a museum complex. The attractive Ahmad Shahi Pavilion with its green roof and white columns was used by the Shah to store presents from other world leaders. The actual palace is an austere 1960s building full of royal trappings including a Kerman carpet showing Iran’s rulers back to the Achaemenid period. The Sahebqerameh (King’s Special Office) contains a collection of art and the Shah’s golden phone and royal pistols. The Jahan-Nama Museum (Queen’s Private Museum) has more art plus archeological finds from Iran, Egypt and even Mexico.