Azadi Tower

Tehran's symbol

Azadi square, Tehran, Iran
Visiting time:
Saturday to Thursday:9 to 17, Fridays,:10 to 17
Weekly holiday:
About: Azadi Tower

Shahyad Tower, whose name changed to Azadi Tower after Iran's Revolution in 1978, is one of the city symbols of Tehran that was built in 1970 by Hossein Amanat, the Iranian architect. Shahyad Tower was designed and constructed in the middle of one of the main squares of west of Tehran as the symbol of "Modern Iran" in order to commemorate 2500-year celebration of the Persian Empire. 
The architecture of the tower is a mixture of Achaemenid, Sassanid, and Islamic architecture. 
Azadi Monument consists of a variety of sections including the passage of ancient people, ancient hall, Iranian studieshall, Iran Nama, ceremonies hall, mirror hall, waiting room, information hall, theater, library, and picture gallery. Ancient symbols of Iranian architecture have been used as model in constructing this tower. 
According to some surveys, a majority of Tehran citizens consider Azadi Tower as the symbol of Tehran. 
This tower was registered in the list of Iran's National Heritage in 1974 under the registration number of 1008.

General Specifications
Arts and Cultural Center of Tehran's Azadi Tower
1971 (1349 in solar calendar)
Iranian architect, Engineer Hossein Amanat
Special features
A symbol of ancient Iranian architecture
Important parts to visit
All floors and salons located in this complex
Duration of visit
One to two hours
Perfect activity for a rainy day?
Access route
Azadi square, Tehran, Iran
How to access
Bus, Taxi, Subway
Phone number
Access to vehicles
Azadi Tower
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