Up the hill beyond a garden cafe is the remarkable Niyavaran Palace.Built between 1958 and 1968 the palace has a decidedly ‘60s look –...
Niyavaran Palace Museum
East of Tajrish in the Alborz foothills is the palace where Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his family spent most of the last 10 years...
With tickets in hand we recommend going first to Sahebqaranieh, which was built during the Qajar period and used as Nasser-al Din Shah’s...
Occupying the garden and library pavilion of a 100-year old mansion in posh northern Tehran, Chai Bar blends traditional Iranian style...
Literally hanging from the cliff above Darband village, Roka has a sort of James Bond feel to it, minus the martinis. The creation of...
Park-e Jamshidiyeh information
Also known as Stone Garden, Park-e Jamshidiyeh climbs steeply up the lower reaches of the Alborz Mountains and offers a clean and relatively quiet atmosphere in which to enjoy the views and escape the smog. It’s the sort of place you could happily while away an entire afternoon sipping tea, chatting with random Tehranis and watching the lights of this huge city slowly come to life – though the food prices might give you indigestion.
If you’re feeling energetic, a steep trail leads from the northwest corner of the park (beyond the Turkomen restaurant) along the side of the mountain for about 5km to Darband, making a thigh-burning but enjoyable and relatively pollution-free hike.