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US Den of Espionage

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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interesting but not complete

it was quite difficult to enter this museum: the first time we went there it was closed due a... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2018
Mariano S
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interesting place

Not sure why they are doing a renovation but it was still very interesting to see the site of the... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
David-A-NZ
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Taleqani Ave., Tehran 11369, Iran
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The premises of the former American Embassy in Tehran were converted into a sort of "memorial' and are opened, since 2017, to public visits. The building, inaugurated in 1951, is a symbol of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Here, 52 American diplomats and citizens were held...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just walked around the wall to take photos with the graffiti on the wall. Learn more about this location from the movie- Argo to understand the history of this location.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JazliyanaJon
Reviewed December 6, 2018

it was quite difficult to enter this museum: the first time we went there it was closed due a manifestation, the second time it was closed due to renovations, the third time we hardly could get with a group of other tourists who were given...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mariano S
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Openinghours are not correct. The museum closes at 11h30 and opens again at 13h. No idea if it's worth it or not but we'll go back to see 🙂

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joanna D
Reviewed November 26, 2018

This was probably the biggest waste of time in all the wonders that Iran has to offer. A bunch of propaganda and silliness. Whatever you think of the politics, the tour inside was cheesy and totally a tourist trap gimmick. Sure, take a picture and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank benheredonethat
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Not sure why they are doing a renovation but it was still very interesting to see the site of the hostage crisis back in the Carter era. The old communications equipment is still there, along with amazing old photos. Very interesting for those who remember...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Great place to visit and enjoy when in the area. Happy friendly people who know how to get things done. You can get anything here and at a decent price without all of the extras

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank simonQ2781BV
Reviewed September 26, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stephrad83
Reviewed September 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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