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“Just Okay”
Review of Sadabaad Palace

Sadabaad Palace
Ranked #7 of 151 things to do in Tehran
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Kent, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Just Okay”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

There are 19 different buildings/museums to visit, and you must buy entry for each individually. Tourists are charged 5x the price Iranians are. We visited:

Mellat Palace Museum (summer residence of the Shah)
Green Palace Museum (residence of the Shah)
Fine Arts Museum (European and Iranian paintings from the 17-20 Century)
Royal Cars Museum
Royal Kitchen Museum
Calligraphy Museum

I would recommend all of these except for the Royal Kitchen Museum. The Green Palace Museum in particular is stunning with multiple rooms decorated in mirrors (although rather annoyingly no photos were allowed). There is a van that can take you between the various buildings. Although enjoyable I was not blown away by the Palace, and was disappointed to discover the Van Gogh I found in the Fine Arts Museum actually resides in the Netherlands so a print / copy was displayed.

Visited July 2014
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Esfahan, Iran
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Place to visit”
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

Time well spent. Loved Mahmoud Farshchian museum.Worth seeing. Brilliant artist with his amazing definition of persian history and heritage.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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“Have a glimps of the last King's palace!”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is a collection of palaces and houses forming a royal complex where the last king lived. Visit the main palace and then see how much more time you want to spend. Some of the palaces are a bit on small size but the ground work is pretty making it a nice stroll between the palaces. Also look for temporary collections, there is usually one or two housed here. Also ask for miniature museum housing 50+ works of a prominent miniature Master, Farshchian, it is a jewel on its own.

Tip: This complex is places in wrapped in so much greenery that you almost forget about Tehran's pollution. If you feel a bit down, a visit here could help restoring your energy for the rest of your visit.

Visited July 2013
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Ravishing Heritage”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Used to be owned by the King of Iran. Lavish and splendid infrastructures, and of course lots of walking due to the extensive palaces within the district. You got to spend least 3 hours to finish most of them in order to get a better understanding of Iranian Civilization.

Visited June 2013
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170 reviews
62 attraction reviews
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“Wish they would let us take pictures inside the Green Palace”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

The Green palace is absolutely beautiful with its rooms full of small pieces of mirrors. Even prettier than the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. Unfortunately you can't take pictures inside which is a shame and you can't even buy post cards to show your friends what you are bragging about!

Visited April 2014
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