Ahmad Shahi Pavilion


Immediately west of Niyavaran Palace in the cultural-historic complex, this attractive two-storey mansion dating from the early 20th century was last used as the residence of the crown prince Reza. The prince’s white leather–themed living quarters are a time-warp to the 1970s. Reza’s belongings range from childhood drawings to model planes (he was a pilot), a rock collection (with a moon rock gifted by Richard Nixon) to a polar-bear skin (a gift of the Canadian government).

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1. Niyavaran Cultural-Historic Complex

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2. Jahan-Nama Museum & Gallery

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3. Sahebgharanieh Palace

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4. Niyavaran Palace

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Built between 1958 and 1968 this remarkable palace contrasts clean-lined functionality on the outside with opulent, European-royal-style furniture and…

5. Automobile Museum

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