Bazaar of Tabriz | The world’s biggest roofed bazaar

Bazaar of Tabriz

Bazaar of Tabriz |The world’s biggest roofed bazaar

Bazaar of Tabriz, the biggest roofed bazaar in the world with an area about 7000 square Kilometers and one Kilometer in width, is one of Iran’s architectural masterpieces.
This complex with beautiful domes and splendid arches is inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as one of the biggest roofed structures and part of the Silk Road.

Bazaar’s history

The date of the construction of bazaar’s first building is not clear, but many world travelers that had visited this bazaar from the fourth century A.H. till Ghajar’s era, presented important and valuable documents about it. Of tourists and world travelers that praised the prosperity and magnificence of Tabriz’s bazaar, we can mention Ebn-e-Batote and Marco polo.

Tabriz’s big bazaar from its initial emerge was the central trade of commercial goods from European, Asian and African countries because of being placed on the Silk Road’s crossroad and on this account had a high economic importance.

Bazaar’s different parts

In this majestic bazaar, more than 5000 shops occupied by 40 trades are working. In addition, 30 mosques, 5 public bathes and 12 schools were constructed in Tabriz bazaar and most of the halls and caravansaries have 3 floors. First floor is for keeping goods, second floor as merchant offices and the third floor is the place to rest. It shouldn’t be unsaid that totally 25 caravansaries, 20 lines and 11 vestibules were added to bazaar’s structure gradually.

It should be stated Hasht goosh bazaar and Ghesariye vasiee are from the most beautiful parts of bazaar, carpet and gold’s bazaar are from the most important parts of bazaar.

The most famous products that are sold in this bazaar are products like handmaid carpets, Tabriz handicrafts, leather products, nuts and seasonings all with a traditional taste, with no sign of the modern world.

To read this article in Persian Language Click here.

* Written by Tannaz Akbari and Translated by Arefeh Firouzan.


Official Website: N/A Entrance fee: Free
Wikipedia: Click here Name(s) in Persian: بازار تبریز
UNESCO Website: Click here Public transportation availability:Yes
Province: Tabriz Accommodation availability: Yes
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Working days: All days Restaurant & Cafe availability: Yes
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