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US Den of Espionage

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A different view on a turning point in the history of US-Iran relations

The graffiti outside on the wall already show what kind of view on american politics is to be... read more

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Taleqani Ave., Tehran 11369, Iran
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The graffiti outside on the wall already show what kind of view on american politics is to be expected by entering the former US embassy in Iran. Run by students who support the Islamic Revolution the museum shows the events of the hostage-taking at the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would have preferred understanding more about the uprising and what happened moment for moment during the storming of this building. Rather, the set up was focused on the espionage that the US was committing. History is less about what people find but what lead...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and cool graffiti on walls of former US embassy building, definitely worth seeing for graffiti lovers.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting place to visist. Worth the Rial 200.000. Just wonder through and reflect. The murals and art are interesting and in general a good glance back in time. The short recoding of BBC footage of the time was really good. Would be nice to...More

Thank zullli
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Opening hours during summertime: from Sat to Wed: 9-13 / 14-19; Thurs: 9-13/14-17; Fri and Iranian holidays: CLOSED. Timetables may change during wintertime. Entrance fee for foreigners: IRR 200,000 per person. Guided tour of the site are always available and included in the entrance fee,...More

1  Thank sipaco
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The former american ambassy is now the headquarter of an Iranian Student Union. The exhibition focusses on the hostage of 52 american deplomates in 1979, the time of iranian revolution and shows american equipment for spionage and secret meetings. Overall a very interesting place.

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Said no one ever. Yet, worth a try to a) take the typical hipster pic with the graffitis and b) descipher what the guide is saying.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 14 June 2018

"Have you seen Argo?" This was the first question asked of us when we entered the former US Embassy, Tehran. "Now let us tell you the real story!", is what followed next. It is always interesting visiting places of political and historical significance and hearing...More

2  Thank R0hanL
Reviewed 3 June 2018

A visit to the old US Embassy costs 200.000 rial, the tour is for free. An interesting place to see 'the other side of the story'. A big part of the place is still intact, so you can see what kind of machines were used...More

1  Thank MaudK17
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Now its 40 years that the embassy is closed. each day Tehranian pass from this embassy and look how Hostage changed their history. Now Iranian don't feel proud about this memory So they don't like it. But for the tourist maybe Here is a rare...More

1  Thank Siavashramesh
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Response from midway42 | Reviewed this property |
Closed on my visit this past June and according to my guide open only to the capricious whims of the Guard.