Iran is a country with a rich culture and history, and cities like Shiraz and Esfahan give visitors first-hand accounts. Museums can also enrich these experiences, and although some of the best are located in Tehran, known as the City of Museums, various museums in other cities offer a wealth of information as well. Here we list some of the Iran’s best.
The luxurious residence of the former shahs of Iran is not to be missed. The Sa’ad Abad Museum sits in a lush, 100-hectare green space in northern Tehran. Among the highlights are the White Palace, the largest of the buildings constructed in the 1930s, and the Green Palace, which is covered in rare green stones from Zanjan Province and houses a 70-square meter rug. Aside from the numerous other museums in this complex, it’s an ideal spot for a nice stroll, and given its proximity to Darband, a satisfying lunch or afternoon tea in this quiet village is in order.