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Morvarid palace

Pearl Palace
Kakh-e Morvarid
Alternative names Kakh-e Shams
كاخ شمس
General information
Type Estate
Town or city Mehrshahr, Alborz Province
Country Iran
Completed 1966
Cost $3.5 million[1]
Client Princess Shams Pahlavi
Mehrdad Pahlbod
Owner Foundation of the Martyrs and the Affairs of Self-Sacrificers
Technical details
Floor area 50,000 square ft
Design and construction
Architect William Wesley Peters
Architecture firm Taliesin Associated Architects
Structural engineer Thomas Casey
Other designers Stephen M. Nemtin
Frances Nemtin
Cornelia Brierly

Pearl Palace (kakh-e Morvarid in Persian, also known as kahk-e Shams - (كاخ مرواريد ( شمس) is a large estate designed by Taliesin Associated Architects on instructions from Shams Pahlavi, elder sister of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran. It was built in 1966 and it is located in Mehrshahr near Karaj, Iran.

The majority of the complex is currently occupied by a local Baseej chapter who are neglecting its upkeep. Small parts are open to the public as a result of pressure from the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran.

The building was recognized as a cultural value only in 2002, and registered by the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran. It is currently in need of massive repairs.

See also


External links

  • The Unknown Treasury Near Tehran
  • Morvarid (Pearl) Palace Museum
  • Article about the palace on
  • More Photos, Tishineh

Coordinates: 35°47′16″N 50°53′12″E / 35.78778°N 50.88667°E / 35.78778; 50.88667

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