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Eclectic complex for an interesting afternoon outing

This is a large complex with lots to see. Firstly, the garden is beautiful in Spring for sitting... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2016
Tehran, Iran
Modern History of Iran

This museum is interesting because it presents the recent history of Iran in a modern and artistic... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2016
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18 Apr 2018
“For your spare time ”
15 Oct 2017
“I did not like it”
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Police Avenue, Shariiati St., Tehran 11369, Iran
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

It isn’t the best place to visit as a tourist. Yet, if you have seen anywhere else, or if you are especially interested in visiting prisons, it can be a good option.

Thank fateme e
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

1. It's building has been constructed by order of "FATH ALI SHAH" at 1213 hijri. He was the second Shah ( Qajar emperor) of Iran. But the main buildings has been destroyed 2. By order of Reza shah Pahlavi it has been used as prison...More

Thank Shahriar G
Reviewed 18 June 2017

this is actually a closed prison, its old name was "ZENDANE GHASR" before and it was not a nice place. now it is. it is interesting to see as a museum and a prison in the same time remind me of ALCATRAZ. it is in...More

Thank SoranJourney
Reviewed 17 October 2016

It’s a park with an old building with traditional architecture in between that used to be a prison. It was restored and turned into museum in recent years. They tried to convey the feelings associated to places of this nature by using lighting and color....More

Thank discoverpersiaramin
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

As I said if you are a history don't miss the place . It used to be a famous prison in Tehran . They hava many magnificent art installation in it now. In the political prisoner part you will find a woman as a guide...More

Thank aida q
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We came out of this place with very mixed feelings. Originally, it was a Qadjar palace, but there is nothing left of it. Too bad. Then, it was transformed into a prison with a beautiful architecture, but as the place was completely renovated, it totally...More

Thank TPK751
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This was my first experience of visiting a former prison which now has become a museum, the museum staff was very eager to help and explain as much as they can, but if you don't know farsi than it will be hard, because they didn't...More

Thank ArpiG9
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is a large complex with lots to see. Firstly, the garden is beautiful in Spring for sitting around and when I went during noruz there were plenty of stalls selling handicrafts and food and even 'Sabalan radio' being live broadcast. The old political prisoners'...More

Thank Janice_Iran2014
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This museum is interesting because it presents the recent history of Iran in a modern and artistic way. It is not only about the history of Qajar or the prison itself but it carries other documents,pictures and information about general changes and development of Iran...More

Thank SSichani
Reviewed 3 March 2016

The best museum I have ever visited in Iran. You get full of excitement by visiting this museum. The best part is that the tour leaders are the people who have been prisoners in this prison. You still can feel the atmosphere of a real...More

Thank Mohsen A
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