Niavaran Palace

5th January, 2018 | Article By Delengo

Built between 1958 and 1968 this remarkable palace contrasts clean-lined functionality on the outside with opulent, European-royal-style furniture and enormous, intricately woven carpets inside.

Highlights include:

The magnificent Kerman carpet showing Iranian kings right back to the Achaemenids, as well as, some European sovereigns, including Napoleon Bonaparte.

The Shah’s walk-in wardrobe full of dozens of uniforms and a selection of Farah Diba’s very stylish gowns.

Also, the retractable roof that opened the centre of the palace to the sky.

Adjoining to the east is a private cinema and tennis courts, and in front of the palace, the family swimming pool.

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