The Cultural, Historical Complex of Saadabad
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The cultural and historical complex of Saadabad covers an area of 110 hectares and is located in the refreshing foothills of Tochal and Darband.
Saadabad lies from the north to the Alborz Mountains, from the east to Golabdare, from the west to Velenjak and from the south to Tajrish.
The complex was first inhabited by Qajar monarchs and royal family in the 19th century. After an expansion of the compounds, Reza Pahlavi lived there in the 1920s and his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi moved there in the 1970s.
After the Iranian Revolution, the complex became a museum. However, the current presidential palace is located adjacent to the Saadabad compound.
Currently, parts of the Saadabad Palace compound are museums, in which visitors can roam through and look at the rich history of Iran, and some parts of the compound are used by the Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization which is responsible for most of the artifacts, locations, and cultural aspects of Iran.
Also, the palace named "Kakhe Malakeye Madar" (the Palace of Mother Queen) nowadays belongs to the presidency organization, and hosts the president's foreign guests.
The cultural and historical complex of Saadabad consists of 17 palaces, museums and halls.
Source: Oruj Travel