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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. A visit to US Den of Espionage represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tehran itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • There's really not much to see here any more. Just a few paintings on the external walls and that's it. Not possible to go inside. Definitely not worth the effort of going there to see it. I recall th...  more »
  • There a couple of appealing murals which sums up a feeling that you can empathise with. Whilst there are no signs prohibiting photos it did feel a little edgy. Thanks for the vote if you found this re...  more »
  • I went there but only from the outside. The mural outside is nice for taking pictures. If interested in the history of both countries its a good spot to see the former us embassy.  more »