Get acquainted with the most famous historical mansions of Tehran
Although there are many large villas with clean and expensive residential skyscrapers in Tehran, there is no doubt that the most magnificent mansions in Tehran are those that have been remembered for a long time. The houses which in you feel you are in old Tehran and your mood will change completely. In this article, we want to introduce you 10 magnificent mansions in Tehran. Join Travital to travel to the past and visit the most famous historical mansions in Tehran.
Iranian cinema Museum
By walking along the northern side of Valiasr Street, you will reach a mansion that attracts the attention of all passers! At the end of the Ferdos Garden complex in Tehran, there is a Qajri house that is known today as the Museum of Iranian Cinema. Perhaps the most beautiful part of this historic house is its balcony, a balcony that its walls and columns are beautifully plastered with floral and plant motifs. This is the place for artists. By visiting this place, you will become more familiar with the history of the Iranian film industry. After your visit, you can go to the cafe in this mansion and enjoy coffee and tea in a quiet and stylish environment. The Cinema Museum is one of the most famous historical mansions in Tehran.
Address: Cinema Museum, End of Ferdows Garden, Valiasr St, Tehran
Roshan House or Roshan Saray, the Historical Mansion is located on one of the oldest streets in Tehran, Nasser Khosrow Street. The mansion, designed in the European Gothic style and was built about 86 years ago as one of the first commercial centers in Tehran. The existence of such a Gothic style building in Tehran is a bit strange and unusual. While the sculptures are reminiscent of European monuments, the symbol of Ahura Mazda at center of building has given it an Iranian spirit.
Address: Roshan Hall, Naser Khosrow St, Tehran
Zaman Museum (Time Museum)
The Zaman Museum, located in the middle of a magnificent Iranian garden which is famous not only for its variety of historical clocks but also for its magnificent architecture. This 80-year-old master’s house once belonged to one of the famous Iranian merchants named Hossein Khodadad but today it is a museum where valuable and historic wall clocks and wristwatches are kept. The blue walls of this building have made its exterior very beautiful. Inside the building all kinds of wooden decorations and plastering can be seen.
Address: No. 12, Corner of Baghdadi Intersection, General Fallahi (Zafaranieh) St, Valiasr St, Tehran
Tehran Glass (Abgineh) Museum
The Abgineh Museum and Ceramic Vessels of Iran has been set up in a beautiful historical building. The mansion was built by a man named Ahmad Ghavam as a residential house as well as his office during the Qajar period. Ghavam’s house served as Egypt’s embassy for many years before the monument was turned into a museum. The architecture of this house is a combination of European architecture and original Iranian architecture. The wooden screw stairs of this building are also made in Russian style. By going to this Museum, in addition to watching one of the most famous historical mansions in Tehran you will also see the most unique collections of Iranian glassware.
Address: Tehran Abgineh Museum, 30th of Tir St, Tehran
Global Golestan Museum Collection
Golestan Palace was selected as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tehran in 2013. The complex includes many royal buildings ruled by Qajar kings for many years. Here you will find mirrored halls, plastered ceilings, unique tile decorations and other Iranian and Western decorations, all set around a large Iranian garden with perennial trees. The famous Shams Al-Amara mansion as well as the magnificent windbreak mansion are among the landmarks of the Golestan Museum Palace complex.
Address: Golestan Museum Palace World Heritage Site 15, Khordad Square, Tehran
Golestan Museum Palace – the most famous historical building in Tehran
Shams Al-Amara Mansion
Undoubtedly, one of the most famous historical mansions in Tehran is Shams Al-Amara Mansion. Although Shams Al-Amara or the Sun Mansion is a part of the Golestan Palace complex but due to its historical and artistic importance it is worth introducing it separately. Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar decided to build the tallest building in Tehran so that he could see the entire city from the heights. Unfortunately, access to the upper floors of the mansion is currently closed to the public and visitors can only see the first floor of this magnificent building.
Address: Golestan Museum World Heritage Site
One of the most beautiful buildings in the Saad Abad Palace complex and perhaps its most beautiful building is the Green Palace. The building was built in the late Qajar period but was rebuilt in the early years of the Pahlavi period. Reza Khan lived in this palace for about a year and after that the construction of the Green Palace changed to be the guest house. Green marble stones have been brought from the mines of Zanjan and Khorasan provinces. A handful of pure Iranian hand-woven carpets and the mirror work of this palace are the other features of this mansion.
Address: Saad Abad Palace Complex, Alborz kooh St, Tehran
Contemporary Art Museum of Tehran
The largest art museum in Iran or the Museum of Contemporary Art is actually a masterpiece of concrete architecture. Kamran Diba, the architect of this building, has tried hard to combine the elements of Iranian architecture with modern architecture. For example, in this place you can see Iranian windmills made of concrete!
Address: Museum of Contemporary Art, North Kargar Street, Tehran
Masoudiyeh mansion is one of the most famous historical mansions in Tehran and one of the most beautiful buildings built during the Qajar era. Many events have taken place inside this historic house. It was once the first Ministry of Education and another time the first official library in Tehran. Masoudiyeh mansion is one of the most popular attractions in Tehran for photography enthusiasts. You can take good selfies in this place!
Address: Masoudiyeh Mansion, Mellat St, Tehran
It is Built in 1972 and the building is famous for its circular and cylindrical architecture. The architecture of Tehran’s theater complex, located in the middle of Daneshjoo Park, is a combination of original Iranian and European architecture.
This place with its many theater halls is one of the main art centers for theater performances in Tehran.