Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex

Also known as: Bazaar of Tabriz

Bazaar of Tabriz


The grand bazaar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historical market is said to have been one of the most significant commercial centers on the Silk Road. It is still seen as the beating heart of business and trade in northwestern Iran.

 

Huge Market


Some parts of the Bazaar can be traced back to 1,000 years ago. It is said to have been reconstructed during Safavid dynasty in 17th century, when Tabriz was the capital city of the kingdom. It is a thriving complex with a lot of cultural and economic exchange. There are more than 5,000 shops selling almost everything from dried fruits and nuts to exquisite Persian carpets.

 

Just Ask the People!


You can find the description of Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex in the historical records made by tourists and historians like Marco Polo, Jean Chardin, and Ibn-e-Batuta.  It can take at least one day to visit the huge Bazaar. It is too easy to get lost in it. But don’t worry! The people of Tabriz are hospitable enough to help you find your way out! You may even be invited to have a tea at one of the traditional teahouses.  

 

Persian Carpet


The most magnificent section of the Bazaar is known as Amir Timchasi which is seen as the hub of carpet trade in Iran. Various exquisite hand-woven Persian carpets have been put on display. Framed pictorial carpets made of silk or wool are also available.

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