Zafaraniyeh neighborhood is an affluent neighborhood in the north of Tehran, Iran. The name’s origin lies in the fact that it was the residence of many saffron traders long ago, thus the name Zafaraniyeh.
The museum of Sa’dabad Palace is situated at the end of this street, which also contains a culture house. The complex includes more than 180 hectares of natural forest, streets, qanats, galleries, and museums.
One of the most beautiful museum in this neighborhood is Time Museum. Time museum is the first museum of its kind in Iran and one of the C.I.M museums that inaugurated in 15th June 1999. In addition, to precious objects including old clocks and watches that are in display in the museum , the building is one of the masterpieces of the Iranian architecture.
The Moghaddas Ardebili Street connects Zafaraniyeh to Velenjak from east and to Valiasr Street and Elahieh from west. Zafaraniyeh is one of Teheran´s safest and most heavily guarded neighborhood. This neighborhood are home of many Embassies, Ambassadorial residences and Iranian’s head of state who reside here.
There is also a synagogue in this neighborhood. The area is classed as being the best and most expensive area of Tehran, with many wealthy Iranians and non-Iranians living here. It has many Billionaires and Millionaires and many of the residents also live abroad. This area consists of nearly all apartment blocks with only a few houses. Zafaraniyeh neighborhood has good access to main highways as well.
It is near the longest city road in Asia, Valiasr Street. This area of Valiasr street has many boutiques that has shops. Some of the great Zafaraniyeh Shopping Malls and Centers are: Zafaranieh Plaza, Zaferaniyeh St., Palladium Mall, Moqadas Ardabili St., Parmis Commercial Complex, Moqadas Ardabili St. & Zafaraniyeh Bamik Complex, Zaferaniyeh St., etc … In this neighborhood you can find many special restaurants & cafes.
Since Zafaraniyeh neighborhood is located very close to the mountain so it has pleasant weather especially in spring & summer. In addition you can find many green parks in this neighborhood such as Zafaraniyeh Park, Velenjak Park & Arghavan Park, etc …