The Safir Language Academy is holding a one-day tour to the capital’s iconic landmarks next Thursday.
Built-in 1971 to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the first Persian Empire, the Azadi Tower (Freedom Tower) is one of the most and in fact oldest visual icons of the Iranian capital. Located at the west entrance of the Tehran, the tower which is like an inverted-Y-shape was designed by Hossein Amanat, then an architecture student at Tehran University.
The building is an ingenious combination of modern architecture with traditional Iranian art and architecture. It is about 45 metres tall and completely clad with 8,000 pieces of white marbles.
The tower is host to many cultural activities including cinema, museum, art exhibitions and a café which makes it an interesting place to visit. The Azadi square is also known for being the scene of protests during the 1979 revolution and has remained the main focal point for rallies and demonstrations today.
Milad Tower which (Also known as Tehran Tower) is a multi-purpose 435-metre high tower and the second iconic symbol of the Iranian capital. The modern tower which is almost visible from all over Tehran was officially opened in 2009.
The uniquely designed tower with a height and style that stretches well beyond the normal Iranian standards of building construction heights is among the 10 tallest towers worldwide and the 17th tallest freestanding structures across the globe. The 12 floors of the Milad Tower are utilized for various purposes, including telecommunication, dining, commerce, observation, and hotel rooms. The tranquillity of Tehran’s night-time is enhanced by the spectacular lighting that covers the entire height of the tower after dark.
This place has also become a great cultural spot as it is home to numerous conferences, concerts, exhibitions, and galleries.
How much will it cost?
The tour will be conducted by Safir Academy in the English language on Thursday, October 4 from 8:30 am to 13:00 pm and will cost 600,000 IRR (Just about €3). It includes transportation via a tour bus, entrance fee, English speaking tour guide, snacks and day travel insurance.
You can buy tickets on Tiwall.com or simply from here.
NOTE: Tiwall.com is a Persian-only website, so if you cannot read the script, do get a local friend to help you with the process!