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Azadi Tower, The most famous symbol of Tehran_Iran

Standing guard like a sentry at the gates of Tehran, is the impressive Azadi Tower (Freedom Tower), built in 1971 and comprised of eight thousand white marble blocks.

A combination of both Islamic and Sassanidae architectural styles, the fifty-foot high #tower commemorates the formation of the Persian Empire and is an interesting combination of both modern and ancient cultures.

At the end of Azadi Avenue, Terhran, on the western part the Y-shaped Azadi Tower is inverted. It was built in 1971 and reopened in 2006 after being closed for a few years. It is built in commemoration of the 2500th anniversary of the 1st Persian Empire.

Azadi Tower is one of the symbols of Tehran. It shows the western entrance to the city. The architect of the complex is Hossein Amanat, who won a competition to build the tower. He mixed elements from the Sassanid and Achaemenid eras with the post-Islamic Iranian architecture and received what we have today

 The tower is located in Azadi Square and is a part of the Azadi Cultural Complex. The square occupies around 50.000 sqm. The tower is surrounded by fountains and has an underground museum. The tower includes eight thousand blocks of stone and is built with white marble.

This monument should be added to your must-see list whenever you decide to visit the country of Iran.