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US Den of Espionage

Taleqani Ave., Tehran 11369, Iran
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Fascinating time capsule

Super interesting to get the Iranian side of the story about the hostage situation at the former US... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
WhyITravel
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Cape Town, South Africa
DEBATE AND TOUR INSIDE THE AMERICAN EMBASSY.

As a Canadian I got into a debate with the tour guide of the American embassy... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2018
JULIAN155019
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Super interesting to get the Iranian side of the story about the hostage situation at the former US embassy, and see the actual equipment and rooms which have been perfectly preserved. When I visited there was a display of posters (from a design competition, I...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

As a Canadian I got into a debate with the tour guide of the American embassy, Mohammed Reza Shoghi when he asked us what we thought of the Iranian demonstrators storming the U.S., embassy on November 4, 1979 and holding 52 American diplomats and employees...More

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Admission to US Den is Rial 200,000. Personally feel that it's not worth for the admission into the embassy unless if you are really interested in knowing the story of it. Tour guide will bring you around the embassy for free and end off with...More

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Good trip inside to know more about the work around of US Embassy and the history of the Iranian students crashing in to the Embassy. Go if you are a history buff.

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

I didnt actually go in as short of time however one can see all the propaganda on the walls outside along the footpath. Opposite is some more propaganda posters [huge ] showing US marines being captured. Met a few peeps on the footpath that wanted...More

1  Thank Gtirman
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

The former American Embassy in Tehran has an iconic place in recent history. The siege capture and detainment of American citizens is well documented and what ever you feelings this place will attempt to provide some background to those trubled times. Not in the best...More

1  Thank TC0241
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

great place to visit and they show a brilliant video explaining all the terrible things the USA have done to Iran over the years.See the way the American spy structure worked and better undersatnd the so called Hostage crisis.

Thank MikeLinda23
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Now is inside museum with permanent exhibition and fixed opening time, but paintings on wall are great. Be discreet when you make photos of wall.

Thank Martin J
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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

The famous graffiti outside the former embassy is cool for sure, but it’s even cooler to actually go inside the embassy where the historical event took place. They preserve the offices,documents and photos very well that visitors can understand more about the history. It’s really...More

1  Thank mavis S
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Interesting to see the ex embassy of the US and to be actually able to have a look inside. It's like a trip back in time. They have displayed all the old electronic stuff the embassy was using back then. It's a historical place after...More

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Closed on my visit this past June and according to my guide open only to the capricious whims of the Guard.
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