US Den of Espionage

US Den of Espionage, Tehran: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, US Den of Espionage Reviews: 4/5

US Den of Espionage
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Sunny
4 contributions
Interesting
Feb 2020 • Solo
I think it is an interesting place, it is good to hear the perspective of both side, it helps to understand better. The guide was nice and helpful, he did not avoid the difficult questions. He spoke openly about the hard topics too. In my opinion that made it worth visiting.
The ticket is 300.000 rial.
Written February 19, 2020
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michael c
Stockholm, Sweden1,048 contributions
so-so
Nov 2019
...especially after the recent change of murals in connection to the 40ieth anniversary of the occupation of the embassy. Would have liked to see the old mural paintings.
Written November 10, 2019
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beeceemac
Melbourne, Australia37 contributions
Historical Site
Oct 2019
The American Embassy building has been left largely as it was in 1979 - with the addition of some updated, crass anti-USA propaganda posters. The staff were polite and helpful but the video presentation was switched off before it was finished without explanation and I wondered what they did not want us to see.
I found the site and the experience hugely interesting, having previously read the book Guests of the Ayatollah by Mark Bowden.
How sad it is that, some 40 years later, Iran and the USA are as far apart today as they were when the Embassy was occupied and the staff taken hostage.
Written October 9, 2019
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Alex V
Stockholm, Sweden114 contributions
A bit sad...
Sep 2019 • Friends
...to see the evidence of failure between two countries. Never went inside, been told there is nothing to see. Remembering the photos from 1979 and the chaos that followed. Take a walk, check it out, I doubt there is much to see but it is history in plain view.
Written September 24, 2019
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Koen
Belgium5 contributions
Small but interesting
Sep 2019 • Solo
There's not much left to show visitors: a bunch of documents detailing US interference, an NSA encryption machine, an enormously insulated room for secret meetings, ...; so it's a small museum in a big building, but - especially because of the historical location - well worth a visit!
Written September 13, 2019
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maar
3 contributions
Nest of Spies
May 2019 • Solo
Well US had already done a Coup in Iran in 1953. They didn't admit at thr time of the ocupation of the nest of spies, but they did, some 35 years later, when they published some CIA documents. They also betrayed their allies (Shah and his supporter) over the oil price, and let the revolution happen, because they thaught khomeini were a stupid old man and weren't as proud as Shah and would lower the price. But Khomeini was actually a mulish guy and also his supporters who did what they did. This is what you should expect when you betray old allies. People are touchy about these things.
Written May 29, 2019
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Roger Mendelson
Melbourne, Australia140 contributions
Try to get here
May 2019 • Couples
This museum is basically the US embassy, as it was left.It is not really curated , it is run down and it includes some crude anti- US propaganda.
However, this is a really historic place because it was the focus of world news for over a year, with the US embassy staff being kept hostage here for 444 days.
To understand Iran and the attitude of the US to it, you must understand this event.
It all seems so banal in retrospect but it is here where the world’s greatest power was shown to be impotent in the face of rampaging students.
Written May 20, 2019
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Nikzad Nasrin
Tehran, Iran232 contributions
Strange experience
May 2019 • Solo
It’s in Taleghani st where you can see they’re many cultural places such as Iranians artist forum. It’s so strange that you see many caricatures of Americans on the wall and it was so surprising for my tourists at first but later when they know the story of how Americans spied Iran at that time they figure it out in their mind somehow. Nowadays this building is part of the Basij department and named Spy Nest of America in Iran.
Written May 14, 2019
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701David
Fitzroy, Australia753 contributions
Must Visit
Mar 2019 • Couples
It just feels strange to walk up the path and into the main door of the most infamous embassy of the 20th century. While there is not that much to see, its all very basic inside, its worth reflecting on what the student actions actually started in Iranian history. The graffiti is worth a visit in itself. I was also impressed with the eucalypts in the garden. Must see when in Tehran.
Written March 30, 2019
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Chris M
Rome, Italy70 contributions
Worth the visit!
Mar 2019 • Solo
Certainly interesting and it helps if you are familiar with the truth of events rather than what the US will have you believe. And if you watched 'Argo' before coming to Tehran you'll soon learn it was full of propaganda.
Written March 19, 2019
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