Shams Palace (Persian: کاخ شمس (کاخ مروارید کنونی); Romanized as kakh-e Shams/ Kāx-e Šams , also known as kakh-e Morvarid/ Kāx-e Morvārid ) is a large estate designed by Taliesin Associated Architects on instructions from princess Shams Pahlavi, elder sister of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran.[iran tour] It was built in the early 1970s 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.[iran travel] 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.[isfahan tour]