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 .
Azadi Tower Reviews
Great stop on the way to or from the airport. Great for photos showing Tehran and its population at it's best. Only half an hour required but well worth a visit. more »
Have been many times in Iran but never visited the Azadi tower. And you should do. You can go inside and climb to get some beautiful views more »
the symbol of Tehran and the most memorable tower in every resident of the capital. it was named Shahyad Tower in the Shah reign and was renamed after the 1979 revolution to Azadi tower. it is located in western section of the city . The Azadi Museum is located on the basement floor. Inside the floor, there are black austere walls and proportions, and a concrete mesh forms the ceiling. Heavy doors open onto a crypt with subdued lighting issuing from showcases, each containing an object. The museum houses a number of gold and enamel pieces, painted pottery, marble and paintings.
Few minutes walk from Azadi metro station, it can be a bit challenging to reach it as you need to cross a couple of busy roads, but in the side/lateral of the tower, where the bus terminal, there are some traffic lights. There is a museum below the tower and you can visit it inside but when we were there it was closed, maybe just for lunch. Anyway it was really impressive.
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