Ancient Iranian Bazaars
A lot of the fun of each trip is getting to know the destination people and the culture different from what we grew up with and lived in from the beginning. Sightseeing in a new city gives us the opportunity to take a fresh look at the world. Also, add to our past experiences and expand our knowledge of the world around us. One of the places that give us the opportunity to connect directly with locals is the traditional Bazaars of each city.
Buildings that have maintained their old form and spirit over the years. The culture of buying, selling, interacting with customers and their other subcultures have passed from generation to generation. Traditional Bazaars where we can learn from the locals more than anywhere else and get to know them.
Tabriz Bazaar, Iran’s largest indoor Bazaar
The Tabriz Bazaar, which has the title of Iran’s largest market, is also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. A place in the historic heart of Tabriz that forms a large part of the city’s identity and holds its economic momentum. Here you can touch a part of Tabriz culture and learn more from the people of this region.
An ancient kilometer-long bazaar that has passed through various historical events and events and today has come to us as a precious legacy. A bazaar with 6500 cells, 40 types of jobs, 35 halls, and 11 corridors and several schools, mosques, inns and baths that have emerged among Iranian markets.
Most of the items sold in the Tabriz bazaar have a traditional atmosphere and there is no such thing as advanced goods such as computer equipment and so on. The most important items sold in the historical market of Tabriz are handmade carpets of Tabriz and Azerbaijan, leather bags, spices, herbal and medicinal products, nuts and glass.
Kashan Traditional Bazaar
Kashan Bazaar is one of the most important monuments of Kashan city and continues from the middle of Baba Afzal Street. The historic city of Kashan is as enduring as the ancient Silk Hills, such as the magnificent monument, between the desert and the Zagros slopes in Isfahan province. The Kashan bazaar complex is one of the most thriving and magnificent Iranian bazaars with its architectural spaces and adjacent to ancient commercial routes. The peak period of the Kashan bazaar is related to the Safavid period and especially to the time of Shah Abbas I.
Frequently travelers and tourists who traveled to Iran, especially Kashan, during the Safavid and Qajar era, always praised the grandeur of the city’s market. In the Kashan bazaar complex, there are several major markets such as artisans, goldsmiths, shoemakers, goats, mints and dyes, mosques, monasteries, inns, temples, baths and water depots, each built in a specific period.
Isfahan Qeysarieh Bazaar
Isfahan is one of the most tourist cities in Iran with many historical and spectacular monuments. The city has been under the rule of kings, especially the Safavid kings, and as a result most of the historical monuments of the city belong to the Safavid era. Qeysarieh bazaar is one of the most famous and famous historical bazaars in Iran and covers many sectors.
As you probably know from the souvenirs of Isfahan it is interesting and spectacular crafts that really every tourist on their journey to this spectacular city should buy from them. One of the best places in Isfahan to buy these beautiful handicrafts in Isfahan’s Qeysariyeh bazaar.
Isfahan’s grand indoor bazaar is long and every part of it is for sale. Of course, in this market, not only is the product sold, but it is also produced, and the Qeysariyeh market in Isfahan is also part of it. The boom in the market was so great that even foreign companies had it. In this regard, they have not changed their business, it is interesting to see shops that have been selling a particular product for 400 years.
Shiraz Vakil Bazaar
Shiraz is one of the most famous tourist cities of Iran and full of monuments. One of the most spectacular tourist destinations in Shiraz is the Vakil’s bazaar, which has survived since the Zandiyeh era. The market is still one of the city’s main shopping malls, and many people go there to shop.
The shopkeepers gather in a specific location and make business. It is located next to the Vakil’s Bath and Mosque. There is a precious tourist complex where many tourists visit these three historical attractions of the Zandieh era.
If you go to Vakil’s bazaar to buy what is most appealing to you, there are different types of carpets and handmade carpets because they are sold in most parts of the market, rugs and fabrics. If you are interested in making souvenirs from the traditional handicrafts of this city, you can go to Moshir at Vakil’s bazaar. In this section, you will find beautiful handicrafts that have added to the charm of the market.
Grand Bazaar Tehran
The Grand Bazaar Tehran, also known as Tehran Market or even 15th Khordad Bazaar. The beating heart of the economy and the presence of the people are not only in Tehran but also in other cities. The Tehran bazaar is not only economically important but also historically and architecturally significant. Undoubtedly one of the most important monuments of Tehran is the Grand Bazaar of Tehran. In terms of age and age, a large market emerged between the years 907 and 1135, during the Safavid era.
According to historical texts, the first building built in the Tehran market was during the reign of Shah Tahmasb I. Around it, there are many other historical monuments such as the Imam Mosque and the Jame Mosque, which themselves are powerful weights in history not only for the grand market but for the whole city of Tehran.
One of the great wonders of Tehran’s bazaar is that it is not only important in terms of its historical assets but also in the history of Tehran and Iran during this period. In the Tehran market, many of the needs and needs of families in every area are met at the lowest possible level to the best of their ability. Of course, the market is not just for families or shopping needs, but also for different guilds such as tailors, hairdressers and many others.
However, you can buy the best kind of nuts from the grand bazaar such as grapes and raisins, Sohan Ray and fresh or dried vegetables in the market. Also, Food & Beverage in Marvi Alley, women’s, men’s and children’s clothing in parsley, gold, and jewelry in goldsmiths and home appliances.