Azadi Tower, Tehran

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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  • A high arch architecture interesting, spend five minutes to see the view of the city and the mountain.
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  • A very impressive Tower. The space around the Tower around big enough format filling to photograph him. Even a "Selfie-statue" has been situated here.
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  • Azadi Tower is on Azadi Square, you nice tower view is nice, you can take some good pictures, worth to visit .there is a Museums also you can visit there too  more »
  • Fascinating tower. It's clearly the landmark monument of Tehran. To reach it you need to cross a very busy roundabout which in Iran means risking your life!
  • Nice but it was closed... Looked like a great "evil building" from the next Incredible movie or some thing. Watch out getting there! The trafic is crazy. Best enter from the West side, there are the most and best pedestrian crossings.
  • Love this tower. The original (formerly known) name is Shahyad tower. It is one of the landmarks of Tehran, marking the west entrance to the city, and is part of the Azadi Cultural Complex, which also includes a museum underground. I've taken some shots myself which I love so much
  • Most well-known statue of Tehran. Belongs to around 60 years ago... the design is combination of Iranian & Islamic architecture. Before the Islamic revolution of Iran it was named Shaah (king) tower.
  • Azadi Square (Persian: میدان آزادی‎ Meydāne Āzādi), formerly known as Shahyad Square (Persian: میدان شهیاد Meydāne Ŝahyād), is a city square in Tehran, Iran. It is the site for Azadi Tower. Both Azadi Tower and Square were commissioned by Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, to mark the 2,500th year of the foundation of the Imperial State of Iran.
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