US Den of Espionage, Tehran

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See where the Iranian hostage crisis took place during the 1979 Iranian Revolution at US Den of Espionage, today painted with colorful anti-American murals. Back then, a revolutionary guard took hold of the former embassy and used it as a training center. Today, the guard still looks after the building, which now houses a library and a museum--both closed to the public except on rare occasions. At the entrance, inspect the severely damaged but still-standing U.S. seal. The murals, funded by the Iranian government to suggest the political alliance between America and Israel, depict a grotesque skull-faced Statue of Liberty and the U.S. Capitol topped by the Israeli flag. Before you head to Tehran, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tehran trip planner , to make sure you see all that Tehran has to offer, including US Den of Espionage.
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  • Get off at Taleghani Metro station and as you exit, you will see the Down with USA graffiti..walk 2 mins and you will see more of these. There is nothing much to see apart from he graffiti there. The ...  more »
  • Within walking distance from the Metro station. With a cool poster art has already become a Museum, the garden drew bad Western. Excellent exhibition inside the shredder at the time, as well as to see what you think, martyr of art side by side or to. Local or sensitive, and some foreign tourists were around was. Photos are OK, the Guide also.
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  • fun going to look towards Iran Artists forum. In front of the entrance is a building with illuminated vensterd: propaganda and kitsch
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