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Address: Taleqani Ave., Tehran 11369, Iran

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- but the Iranian people feel otherwise

If you are nearby you should see the famous anti-American graffiti - but it's not worth a longer detour. Most important is to think about who dislikes USA the most - the people... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Tehran, Iran
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Well, Some gang broke a handful of international protocols and broke into the premises which is globally respected as part of another country, climbed the walls, stole things, took people as hostage only to prove that they are on the right side of history. They are still struggling to prove themselves right, and their excuses goes less believable every day.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

If you are nearby you should see the famous anti-American graffiti - but it's not worth a longer detour. Most important is to think about who dislikes USA the most - the people or the regime... The Iranian people are the friendliest and most helpful I've ever met, every ten you meet on the street say "Welcome" - and first... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The only reason the graffiti is on the walls of the US Embassy, not the British Embassy, is that the Brits were thrown out of the country long before, in the early 50s. And yes the Iranian criticism is well deserved. All countries spy one another, they just don't get to try to change the other's government. The graffiti appears... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

For most Americans this “attraction” speaks for itself. As Ground Zero for the troubled relations over the last 37 years between the US and Iranian governments, a stopover here wasn’t a necessity as much as an obligation. I took a cab here from the National Jewels museum, visiting late in the afternoon on a Saturday. The outside of the facility... More 

Thank midway42
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Anyone who has seen the movie Argo will want to see this wall! Funnily enough we were travelling with an American and everyone was really pleased to meet us, so warm and friendly and speaking perfect English! Still lots of 'Down with the USA, Down with Israel' posters about though!

Thank Kittygangar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

It's a great graffiti to see, and everyone knows that Iranians like Americans and Americans like Iranians. There're just some little problems between the government of Iran (new regime) and the government of US.

2 Thank Ami B
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Because of history I took the metro to Taleqani. As soon as you get out you are greeted with the graffiti "down with the USA". I could not go in so just walked along the wall. Some nice graffiti's but I found them to be less hostile than expected. I enjoyed the nearby Artist's park much more

1 Thank ellisveen
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Tehran and Iran generally are fascinating if you are interested in antiquities or skiing which is fantastic just north of the city. I would have no hesitation in going back even with children to observe a deep and rich culture with a welcoming and curious population. Probably safer than most western capitals because your safety would be a PR nightmare... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Not much to see but if you are aware of history - a must see. Lots of farsi signs about the evil US. Now there centre of espionage. No photos near gate,

Thank teticat
Boliden, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Apparently you can only go inside in February (?), but you can walk along the walls and see the famous graffittis. You might be warned not to take pictures inside; outside it not a problem.

1 Thank Ana L

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