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Address: Taleqani Ave., Tehran, Iran

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Historic place however an unimpressive building

There a couple of appealing murals which sums up a feeling that you can empathise with. Whilst there are no signs prohibiting photos it did feel a little edgy. Thanks for the vote... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's really not much to see here any more. Just a few paintings on the external walls and that's it. Not possible to go inside. Definitely not worth the effort of going there to see it. I recall there being a lot more anti-US slogans etc last time I visited in June 2000. This time around was disappointing.

Thank KGB777
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 920 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There a couple of appealing murals which sums up a feeling that you can empathise with. Whilst there are no signs prohibiting photos it did feel a little edgy. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Jakarta, Indonesia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there but only from the outside. The mural outside is nice for taking pictures. If interested in the history of both countries its a good spot to see the former us embassy.

Thank Farid N
Tehran, Iran
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

It is great when you see a well-equipment buildings inside a big green garden in tehran.it was for usa about fourty years ago but now it's very famous for tourists to visit.i take many of my tourists there and they took many pictures

Thank Mohamad_Noormohamadi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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499 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

It is used o be the US embassy building before the siege, The walls are now have many interesting graffiti to look at. But what you see might no actually be the true feeling of Iranian. To understand, you need to talk to the local. It is worth a quick stop if you are already there, otherwise you can skip... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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351 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Amazed to read here that this is now a museum - when we visited in October either it wasn't open yet or we/our guide didn't know about it. We walked along the wall with all the grafitti as it was around the corner from our hotel, surreptitiously taking photos (it was our first 8 hours in Iran and we didn't... More 

Thank Keith R
Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Graffiti wall from the outside is cool. Also the museum inside, it gives a good view on the work of CIA in Tehran. You can see all the machines they used, the most interesting are those to shred documents. You might see a books made out of thousands of shreds by students. Really impressive. Garden exposition shows posters with anti-American... More 

1 Thank simhai11
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

The inside of the old embassy is now accessible to visitors and offers a fascinating insight into a major low point in recent Iranian-Western relations. They have set it up well as a museum with knowledgeable English speaking guides (Reza is outstanding if he is working) and a bunch of anti-US propaganda posters out front. Some parts inside are untouched,... More 

3 Thank BlakeP76
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Not much to be done here. But a good spot for taking some picture if you are into history. Interesting mural. I went the on friday, so its a bit quite. Tips : Take the red line metro to taleghani station, and when you got out from the station, thats where it is.

Thank Sukeren
Rendsburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

entrance of course not possible, used by city government organization, not really worth going there if not passing by any way

Thank Schiffi_69

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