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Shopping at Tabriz Traditional Bazaar

Walking through the World’s Largest Covered Market

Farzad Hosseinpour
2 minutes read

When you stroll through the winding alleyways of the traditional Tabriz Bazaar, you need to know that you are at the world’s largest roofed market. Give yourself a whole day and even more to explore the UNESCO-listed bazaar. It includes 22 dazzling Timchehs (domed halls) and 24 stunning caravanserais.

Well-known explorers who visited Tabriz throughout history, including Marco Polo, have appreciated the splendor of the bazaar in their travelogues. The market enjoys the reputation of being a regional hub for leather footwear. That’s because Tabriz hosted the first leather factory in Iran. In fact, Tabrizi craftsmen are known for their advanced skill in making leather products. Therefore, you might want to spend some time visiting the shoemakers’ bazaar at Tabriz Bazaar and buying high-quality leather products.

Probably it’s not a good idea to recommend back packers or budget-travelers to visit a gold market. But don’t miss the opportunity in case you want to visit one of the most mesmerizing gold bazaars you have seen in your life. Amir Bazaar is among the most popular destinations in Tabriz when it comes to shopping.

Carpet market in Tabriz Bazaar
Carpet market in Tabriz Bazaar

Moreover, you may find the carpet bazaar as the most photogenic part of the traditional market. No word can describe the beauty of handmade Tabrizi carpets. Here you can feast your eyes on breathtaking designs and beautiful patterns in every color imaginable.

Other sections of the bazaar include the spice bazaar and hat shops. While locals flock to the bazaar to buy goods, visitors mainly enjoy the atmosphere and mesmerizing architecture of the market. The Bazaar of Tabriz flaunts brickwork and lofty vaulted roofs that turn it into a hot attraction for visitors.


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