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Azadi Tower, Tehran

3.9
Observation Deck · Tourist Spot
Commemorating the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, Azadi Tower stands 50 m (164 ft) tall. Built in 1971 in a modernist style with traditional influences, the marble-clad tower combines Sassanid, Achaemenid, and Islamic designs. At night, lights illuminate this iconic Y-shaped landmark, while fountains and gardens adorn its base and a museum underneath it details the Iranian revolution. A copy of the British-held Cyrus Cylinder is on display inside the tower. Climb the stairs or take an elevator to the top for a panorama of Tehran. Work out when and for how long to visit Azadi Tower and other Tehran attractions using our handy Tehran day trip site.
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  • Tehran's Azadi Tower lit up with messages of #solidarity amid the #coronavirus crisis! . We ❤️ Iran . Peace for all 💕 ✌🌹  more »
  • IT realy is a sight to behold! We rented a car and drove past (or lets better say: around it 4 times). It really looks great and it would probably would have been nice standing beneath it. But it is.....  more »
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  • Probably the most impressive monument in Tehran. The 1974 building is both traditional and very modern. The tower is set in a lovely park, with impressive Albroz mountains in the back. The place is not crowded and you are free to enjoy it.
  • This bad boy was built before the Islamic revolution and is truly magnificent! We were lucky to visit at a time when there were few people and it’s simply stunning. Apparently it’s also possible to enter it - so if you go, poke around and see if you manage. Accessible by car or metro, it’s probably one of Tehran’s most symbolic buildings.

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