Tajrish Bazaar | A mixture of history and color

Tajrish Bazaar

Tajrish Bazaar | A mixture of history and color

Located in the north of Tehran, Tajrish Bazaar is one of the oldest places of Tehran. It is close to Imamzade Saleh Mausoleum, Darband and Darakeh mountain resorts and other attractions such as Saad Abaad Palace Complex.

The history of Tajrish Bazaar

Tajrish neighborhood used to include mainly big houses with gardens, small villages and summer houses. As Reza Shah Pahlavi chose this area to spend his leisure time, it began to have modern developments. The construction of Tajrish Bazaar dates back to 70 years ago, but according to what some old salespersons say, it is 150 years old.

The architecture of Tajrish Bazaar

Being about 700 meters long, Tajrish bazaar has 400 different stores in it. It was built based on the architectural style of other traditional bazaars of Tehran. One of the interesting points about this bazaar is that the name of each store is carved on the store’s façade by tiles, and beautiful fretworks can be seen in it too, both recalling traditional Persian architecture.

Popular part of Tajrish bazaar

The most popular part of Tajrish bazaar, is its grocery market which is located in the historical Tekye. Being so colorful and alive, it offers fresh and colorful fruits and vegetables. The Historical Tekye (Where Muslims used to gather for mourning in the Holy Month and especially on Ashura), dates back to Qajar’s dynasty and it is said to be in the bazaar’s construction area from 220 years ago.

This roofed, magnificent bazaar has many passage ways leading to different sections, where you can purchase goods. Different spices, dairy, clothes, fabrics, nuts and dried fruits, saffron, various condiments and herbal medicine, hand crafts like Termeh from Yazd, copper dishes from Isfahan, and potteries from Lalejin are sold in this splendid bazaar.

The beautiful historical Imamzade Shrine is located adjacent to the bazaar, with access from inside

* Written by Arefeh Firouzan .


Official Website: N/A Entrance fee: Free
Wikipedia: Click here Name(s) in Persian: تجریش
UNESCO Website: N/A Public transportation availability: Yes
Province: Tehran Accommodation availability: Yes
Phone: N/A Facilities: Yes
Working days: All days Restaurant & Cafe availability: Yes
Opening hours: :N/ABest time to visit: All Seasons

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