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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. 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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  • Nice landmark, but inside is not that interesting. It fits good in the background of a memorial photo from Tehran!  more »
  • The Azadi Tower (Freedom Tower) is a tribute to the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire. It is the most iconic landmark of the Iranian capital Tehran where it stands as the western gateway to...  more »
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  • Monument of Freedom is a representation of geometric beauty. Magnificent to watch from the outside, adventurous to explore its inside. Use the underpasses to reach the centre.
  • 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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