The Sa’dabad palace complex is located in the north of Tehran, on the slopes of Elbrus, in the Shemiran district, which is considered one of the most prestigious in the city. The construction of the complex began at the end of the XIX century, during the rule of the Qajar dynasty, the construction continued for half a century. The complex covers an area of 110 hectares, it consists of several buildings, pavilions, and mansions. Like all palaces, Sa’dabad is surrounded by a paradise garden.
Before the revolution, Sa’dabad Palace served as the summer residence of the Shah. The very first building that was built in the complex is the Green Palace, where Shah Mohammed Reza used to stay. After the revolution, museums were moved in the pavilions of the complex, and only the Palace of Mother Shah is closed to visitors. The most luxurious room in the palace is the bedroom of Reza Shah. The walls and ceiling of the room are fully decorated with small pieces of mirrors.
The Sa’dabad complex is actually a museum complex. Here is the Organization of Cultural Heritage of Iran, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Anthropological Museum, the Museum of Water, the Museum of Arms and the Museum of Glass. Guests can also visit art galleries, featuring works by artists of the XV century, a collection of miniatures by Iranian artists, and much more.