Azadi Tower - Iran Tourist Attractions
The capital’s most conspicuous architectural landmark is the large marble Azadi Tower, constructed in 1971asagatewaytothecity. The monument, which is the symbol of Tehran, was designed by a young Iranian architect Hosain Amanat in an area of 400 m. The main feature is an imposing archway, 21 meters high, reminiscent of the ancient royal palace at Ctesiphon, the seat of the pre-Islamic Sassanian dynasty.
Above the arch is a tower with tiled turrets inspired by the architecture of the Seljuqs and Safavids.
From the top, 45 meters above the ground, a magnificent view of Tehran and the surrounding countryside may be enjoyed. The monument houses a small archaeological museum in the basement.