Why visit the Azadi Tower?
- It is one of the important urban symbols of the capital of Iran, Tehran.
- Its architecture and decorations are very beautiful and unique in its kind.
- You will experience one of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets in Tehran in Azadi Tower and Square.
- If the air in the capital is clean, it is a great place for photography and watching Tehran from a different angle.
Introduction to Tehran Azadi Tower
If we want to introduce Azadi Tower; A spectacular structure with amazing architecture that stands out among one of the most important squares in Tehran, Azadi Square. Azadi Tower and Square were originally designed and built to commemorate the 2,500th anniversary of the empire by architect Hossein Amanat, and were known as Shahyad Aria Mehr Tower and Shahyad Square before the revolution. The names that were changed to Azadi Tower and Square after the revolution. What makes this tower one of the most important urban attractions of the capital is its amazing and integrated architecture which is inspired by the architecture of the Achaemenid, Sassanid and Islamic eras. Of course, this magnificent structure is not only popular among Iranians, and it has also fascinated many foreign tourists due to the pleasant atmosphere in Azadi Square. Also, Azadi Tower has been included in the list of national monuments of Iran since March 17, 1981.
About Azadi Tower
Azadi Tower is a symbole of Tehran,capital of Iran. Azadi means freedom in persian lanquage.
Azadi Tower is one of the buildings that every Iranian definitely see it. This beautiful and famous tower known as “Shahyad” before the Islamic revolution, then after that changes to Azadi Tower.
The Azadi Tower in 1349 was designed and built by Hossein Imanat, a prominent Iranian architect as the symbol of modern Iran, to commemorate the 2500 year anniversary of the Persian Empire in the middle of one of the western streets of Tehran called “Shahyad” Square or today “Azadi”.
Interesting Truth about Azadi Tower
1.In the year 1966, the design of a symbol of Iranian identification among Iranian architects was put in place. At the end of the project, architect Mohammad Hossein Amanat, who was 24 years old and graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, was winner and promoters.
2. It takes 28 month to finish this tower to the name of Shahyad.
3.Architecture of this tower is a combination of Achaemenid and Sassanid empire
4.According to the Architect of the Tower, Hossein Amanat, the painting on the field, which forms gardens and flower beds, is inspired by the interior of the dome of Sheikh Lotfollah Esfahan. But the geometry of the dome circle has turned into an ellipse. There are interesting logarithmic relations in the geometry and dimensions of the dome of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, which shows the profound mathematical knowledge of Iranian architects in past periods.
5.The internal roles of the Azadi tower are a combination of tradition and modernism, especially the ceiling of the second floor. At the entrance to the tower, each of the stone slab doors weighs about 5.3 tons. The door is made of granite.
6.The design of the fountain is inspired by Iranian gardens, and also the slope of the field is carefully designed for a particular purpose. The height of the Azadi tower is 45 meters and since it is near the Mehrabad airport and cannot be higher than this, the architect has planned to raise his head unconsciously when a person approaches the building.
In the second half of the 1940’s, the design of the western gateway to Tehran, in the vicinity of Mehrabad International Airport and many of the routes leading from the western parts of the country to Tehran, exposed the public, tourists, high-ranking guests Political, and so on, were put into a match. The goal was to design a memorial that, in addition to having specific visual effects, would be a reminder of the historical, cultural and artistic background of this land and as a symbol of the capital of Iran.
In this contest, the winner Hossein Amanat, who was then a graduate student at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Tehran. His design, after the initial acceptance, was completed and carefully selected, became operational maps.
Azadi Tower Museum
This museum located in the same name square. There is a fantastic museum underground of the Azadi tower. This museum includes 50 artifacts representing Iranian culture and history.moreover you can go on the top of the monuments and enjoy from 360 of Tehran‘s view.