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Sad abad complex - White palace

Entrance
 
Fine Art Museum
 
 
 
 
White palace
 
 
 
Tourists from far-east
A german tourist
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sad Abad complex has 18 palaces,some palaces had changed to museums .
Nation Palace: Shah Reza summer villa
Nation Arts Museum (or Africa Museum): Situated in Nation Museum, where Chinese, Indian's and African's Dedications to Shah, is protected
Green Museum: Shah Reza Summer Palace
Anthropology Search Museum: Any kind of Iranian customs, related to culture and civilization of ancient Iran are showed
Military Museum: Equipment and Weapons from Achamenian period to now
Mir Emad Museum: Calligraphy Masterpieces of Mir Emad and his period other calligraphists
Abkar Museum: Klara Abkar Paintings
Behzad Museum (miniature): Hossein Behzad Paintings
Fine Art Museum: 18th & 19th century European Paintings
Water Museum: Keeping, restoring and revenue operation of water in Iran
Farshchian's museum : miniature.Iranian painting
Omidvar brothers 's museum : Iranian explorers

Nation Palace
First floor was built in 1932 for Mohammad Reza Shah. Rooms are covered with valuable rugs as follows:
1-Ground floor lobby: Whole silk Kashan rug, 63 sq. m. and whole silk Kerman rug in three section.
2-Living room: 121 sq. m. Kerman rug (Arjmand workshop), medallion corner design.
3-Dining room: 86 sq. m. Kerman rug, Abbasi flower design.
4-Wating room: 56 sq. m. Kerman rug, Medallion Arabesque design.
5-Working room: 73 sq. m. Kerman rug, Medallion corner

Second Floor
Farah bedroom: 75 sq. m Kerman rug (70 wales), medallion corner; and a small pictorial rug with Sheik Sana'an and Christian girl portrait.
Dining room: 145 sq. m. Meshed rug (Amu Oghli workshop), Flower Arabesque design, related to Sheikh Safi Ardebili design, 16th century.
Ceremony Hall: 143 sq. m. Meshed rug, medallion two Vase design.
Living room: 51 sq. m. Meshed rug, medallion corner.
Bedroom: 55 sq. m. Kerman rug, Shah Abbasi, medallion corner.
Lobby: 73 sq. m. Yazd rug. There is also, some coral and ivory decorative things. Around, some color paintings 350 × 810 cm. are found, with epic poem subjects. In north and south side, Bahram Gour in hunting, in west, Rostam and China Emperor fight, which are painted by Hossein Taherzadeh Behzad in 1941.
In this palace, also found, valuable furniture, porcelains and candelabrums, which are mostly dedicated by foreign countries.
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Known as the Saad Abad Cultural Complex, and bounded by Velenjak to the west and Golabdareh to the east, it occupies an area of 410 hectares. Actually, it is the greatest cultural complex in modern Tehran consisting of seven palace-museums (out of 18, turned into public museums after the revolution), not all open at the same time.
However, they are clearly marked and signposted in English.
With an area of some 110 hectares Saad Abad reaches Zafaranyeh in the north, Tajrish square in the south, Darband region in the east, and the skirts of Tochal heights in the west. During the Qajar era, Saad Abad was composed of seven districts. During the Pahlavi era some regions were annexed to it and in this manner the Saad Abad palace was extended. Saad Abad consists of 18 palaces, which were resided by the former Shah of Iran and his relatives. Following the revolution however seven palaces in Saad Abad were turned into museums and palace - museums open to public.
These palaces included the White Palace (Nation Museum), Mother`s Palace (Museum of Reminiscence and Warning), Shahram (Museum of Military Implements), Shahnaz (Saad Abad Natural History Museum), Ministry of Court (Museum of Fine Arts), Shahvand Palace (Green Museum) and Shams Palace (Museum of Anthropological Research)
http://www.saadabadpalace.org/



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