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US Den of Espionage

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Taleqani Ave., Tehran 11369 Iran
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Darvazeh DowlatTehran Metro8 min
TaleghaniTehran Metro3 min
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Sunny wrote a review Feb 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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michael c wrote a review Nov 2019
Ahus, Sweden955 contributions270 helpful votes
...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.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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beeceemac wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions17 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Alex V wrote a review Sep 2019
Stockholm, Sweden88 contributions25 helpful votes
...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.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Koen wrote a review Sep 2019
Belgium5 contributions3 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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