Azadi Tower
Tehran - Azadi Tower

The Azadi Tower formerly known as the “Shahyad Tower” or “freedom” Tower is a monument located at Azadi Square, in Tehran that the name has been changed after Iran’s revolution. It is one of the symbols of Tehran, and marks the west entrance to the city. Standing at 45 meters tall, the Azadi structure was actually built in 1971 and commissioned by the country’s last monarch Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi to commemorate 2500 years of monarchy in Iran. The architecture of the tower is a mixture of Achaemenid, Sassanid, and Islamic architecture.

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