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Azadi Tower, Tehran

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Monument 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. See Azadi Tower and all Tehran has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tehran itinerary planner.
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  • this is the most famous symbol of Tehran and some how Persia, this tower is made by shah of Iran and its name was Shahyad (Means: Memory of shah) before the Revelation, its name is Azadi (means: freed...  more »
  • this architecture lives a lot of memories for Iranian. not bad to visit it one time but its noisy environment makes me nervous.  more »
  • This tower is built by the order of the last iranian queen. The architecture is nice and the area is pleasant for sitting and relaxing a little bit. The view of the top of the tower is also nice.  more »
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  • This building is beautiful, but I mostly loved the styling of the exhibition underneath and the view you can peak out to from the top! Unfortunately the square itself is in the middle of a roundabout with too much traffic, just like Paris's most famous triumphal arch. I don't know why cities do this! Anyhow the building is still a great place to visit once you get up to it.
  • Most countries have a cultural icon or a recognizable structure which is visited by people who go there. The Azadi Tower (Freedom Tower) is a beautiful structure located at the Azadi square in Tehran - Iran seen from the West entrance to the city. It was planned by a Persian architect and his engineer partners in 1966. The architecture is a combination of Sassanid (pre-Islamic) and post-Islamic Iran. The Tower is 50 meters (164 feet) tall and is built with 8000 white marble stones supervised by a master stonemason. There are several fountains around the base tower and an underground museum on the basement floor with a collection of artwork representing a particular period of Iran's history. In the collection, among others, there is a copy of Cyrus Cylinder the original of which is in British museum. The Azadi Tower was inaugurated in 1971 and had several name changes starting with "Gate of Cyrus" and changing to Azadi Tower in 1979. The Azadi Tower is among the beautiful places to visit in Tehran.
  • This building is beautiful and I love the history surrounding it. Some people might not like it but I love this building and the area around it. Perfect for photos
  • I visited this monument in 1973, not long after it was built. I found a stray dog there that I named after the monuments original name. The dog traveled with me and gave birth to adorable puppies. It is a beautiful monument in what was a beautiful city in 1973.
  • man ke asheghe in borjam bar aval ke raftam vaghean ye hese aramesh behem midad