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Azadi Tower, Tehran

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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. See Azadi Tower and all Tehran has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tehran itinerary planner.
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  • It is not enough to pass; must stop and pass under the tower and enjoy the environment. Very beautiful architecture stripped - more beautiful than a picture.
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  • This modern monument looms large as its symbolism dominates the environment. It's geometry makes for excellent photographs. Definitely worth including on your itinerary and only a short walk from Osta...  more »
  • Built in 1971 Azadi tower is one of the most historical place in Tehran. This is the most famous symbol of Iran and most people worldwide know Iran with this symbol. This place has lots of site seeing...  more »
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  • The real name of this beautiful tower is "Shahyaad tower" -not Azdi tower. "Shah" means king in Persian and "Yaad" means memory and "Shahyaad" means "to the memory of the king" -Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ,who ordered this work of art be built. Iranian people really look up to their last king and regret for the political upheaval led to his overthrowing. Iranians really respect to him because of loads of sincere services he did for the people. Shahyaad tower lets the foreign tourists have an image of the power of Iran before 1979 revolution by looking at this iconic building.
  • Freedom Monument is a huge white marble icon at the highway. But it is very difficult to cross the road to the square. No tunnel or footbridge link up there with metro station or surrounding roads. You have to be very careful to walk across the road to reach the Monument as Tehran is notorious for crazy drivers.
  • Tehran is known by its symbol. Azadi tower, which is made inside a big square as entrance of north/west side of country. You could find it on Iranian money.
  • Khomeini kafir shia kafir Jo na mane WO bhi kafir
  • Truly an icon. I have always driven by this throwback to the Pahlavi dynasty but never had the chance till today to examine it up close. I will leave the symbolic meanings and what it represents to others but from an ascetic point of view, Azadi square is a masterpiece of architecture with white marble and turquoise ceramic tiles. It is a must see when you are in Tehran.