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US Den of Espionage

Taleqani Ave., Tehran, Iran
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Get on down......USA.

ok, SO, THE GUY TAKING THE TICKETS also cuts the hedge along the entrance.......and the weirdness... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Grant M
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Super interesting. Beware of opening hours, because you can actually ENTER the building. Everything... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ok, SO, THE GUY TAKING THE TICKETS also cuts the hedge along the entrance.......and the weirdness carries on from there. A delightfully young lady met us on the first floor and said she does free guided tours. Shes obviuosly in full support of the ongoings...More

1  Thank Grant M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super interesting. Beware of opening hours, because you can actually ENTER the building. Everything is preserved and there is a great guide (MA in Philosophy even) with great English to explain everything to us.

1  Thank Luciana H
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This was a real gem of a museum. It's almost as if the embassy staff and the CIA left yesterday. All the old equipment is still in place and if you can see past the propaganda it's a really interesting piece of modern history. Note...More

1  Thank JJBroome
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Recently opened as permanent museum, the building is still being renovated, the signage is still mostly in farsi and the short movie has terrible sound (animated sounds overwhelm the voiceover) but the glass faraday cage complete with Thunderbirds-esque mannequins and secure communications rooms are intriguing....More

1  Thank jainfarstrider
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The former US embassy - or US Den of Espionage as the Iranian government calls the building - is a must see in Tehran. You may remember the 1979 hostage taking when a group of Islamic students stormed the embassy and held diplomatic staff hostage...More

Thank Despoina Z
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Not worth going out of your way to see a few murals on the walls of the old US embassy. They could at least update it with some satire of trump and make it more interesting.

Thank Dean M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Arguably the most iconic relic of the political rift between Iran and the United States. The former embassy isn't the greatest museum per se, but a fascinating walkthrough of a very stirring moment in history. The exhibits aren't incredible, and it feels like the museum...More

Thank Wojtek A
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

we can be agree or not with what the artist propose it s not the question but at least we have to recognize that ehat they create is punchy and it s a real window to our world

2  Thank ksarman
Reviewed 8 April 2017

There's really not much to see here any more. Just a few paintings on the external walls and that's it. Not possible to go inside. Definitely not worth the effort of going there to see it. I recall there being a lot more anti-US slogans...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

There a couple of appealing murals which sums up a feeling that you can empathise with. Whilst there are no signs prohibiting photos it did feel a little edgy. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
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When is US Den of Espionage open?
26 September 2016|
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Response from Mahdi K | Reviewed this property |
It's not a building that can be close or open... It's a wall placed in the street side. easy to see in every hour of every day or night. unlimited. It's a kind of advertising.