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
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 »
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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