The Saadabad Palace was built as the Shah’s summer residence. However, the location in the prestigious Shemiran district and the characteristic scope of construction quickly transferred it to the category of the main “Shah’s haven” during the reign of the Pahlavi dynasty.
Today, on the territory of the palace complex, you can see not only the rich decoration of the times of the monarchy, but also unique exhibits of cultural heritage. After all, most of the 18 palaces of the ensemble have been turned into open museums, including: the Museum of Fine Arts, the Water Museum, the Military Museum, the Behzad Museum, the Carpet Museum and others.
A characteristic detail of the palace complex is the shah’s boots, all that remains of the statue of the last shah sawn during the 1979 revolution.