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Azadi Tower, Tehran

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Observation Deck · 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. 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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  • I want to go to the Azad Tower. Because it's very cool and nice tower in Tehran. You should go to here.  more »
  • Azadi Square was very large and of different engineering. It is worth seeing to travel to Tehran. Near the Azadi airport and near the city terminal where you can go to many cities in Iran. The only...  more »
  • Probably the most impressive monument in Tehran. The 1974 building is both traditional and very modern. The tower is set in a lovely park, with impressive Albroz mountains in the back. The place is not crowded and you are free to enjoy it.
  • This bad boy was built before the Islamic revolution and is truly magnificent! We were lucky to visit at a time when there were few people and it’s simply stunning. Apparently it’s also possible to enter it - so if you go, poke around and see if you manage. Accessible by car or metro, it’s probably one of Tehran’s most symbolic buildings.
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