Park-e Jamshidiyeh


Also known as Stone Garden, Park-e Jamshidiyeh climbs steeply up the lower reaches of the Alborz Mountains and offers a clean, 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.

If you’re feeling energetic, a steep trail leads from the northwest corner of the park along the side of the mountain for about 5km to Darband, making a thigh-burning but enjoyable and relatively pollution-free hike.

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1. Automobile Museum

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Just before the exit of the Niyavaran Cultural-Historic Complex is this small collection of cars and toy motorbikes used by Shah's family. There are two…

2. Niyavaran Cultural-Historic Complex


In the Alborz foothills is the palace where Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his family spent most of the last 10 years of royal rule. It’s set in 5…

3. Ahmad Shahi Pavilion

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Immediately west of Niyavaran Palace in the cultural-historic complex, this attractive two-storey mansion dating from the early 20th century was last used…

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. Imperial Library Museum

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East of the Niyavaran Palace this impressive two-floor library that was for the exclusive use of Farah Diba proves she had good design taste. Floor-to…

6. Jahan-Nama Museum & Gallery

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7. Sahebgharanieh Palace

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8. Royal Costume Museum

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