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“The largest covered bazar in the world” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bazaar of Tabriz

Bazaar of Tabriz
Tabriz, Iran
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Tabriz
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Tabriz
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“The largest covered bazar in the world”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Tabriz Bazaar is well known for its interior architecture. Brickwork is the main material of walls and ceilings. Ceilings have been built in the form of domes. When the span of the ceiling is large, then the architect works in different way to join different 3D shapes together. For example the cubic shape of the working spaces should change into dome-like shapes, the domes should be joined together side by side, and there should be some openings for lighting (windows, light holes, etc.). The intersections of the spaces with different shapes have joints with monolithic structures. These professionally worked out joints have a considerable role in forming some architectural style called to be Islamic architecture. The arcs of domes have their special geometrical shape and the color and apparent grain of the brickwork emphasizes the eastern feeling of the structure and façade.
The reconstruction project of the Bazaar has been started in a well planned manner with the close cooperation of the owners of the properties inside the Bazaar. One can find the Bazaar's description in the writings of historians and tourists like Marco Polo, Jean Chardin, and Ibn-i-Batuta. As the Bazaar is said to have reconstructed in Safavid Empire, according to Shah Tahmasb's order.
To visit the whole site, one may need at least 2 days because opening time is 9:30 and closing time is about 17, dependent on the season. The most magnificent section (Dalan) of the Bazaar could be sited as to be Amir Timchasi where the major carpet trade in retail or wholesaler level is made.
I feel nostalgic when enter the Bazaar and smell the mix of those special scents of herbs, traditional soaps, perfumes, etc.

Visited March 2014
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iran
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“vaery nice and pretty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

the bazaar of tabriz is very attraction for tourist and have old history and has nice view

and have many of steps.

Visited May 2014
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northeast england
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“Tabriz Bazaar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Wonderful place to shop, especially in the gold area. Be warned however it is incredibly easy to get lost!!!!

Visited June 2013
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Tehran, Iran
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“Spend at Least Half a Day Strolling around Here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

You will see the largest roof Bazaar of Iran with most of the shops which aren't opened for tourists. Real life and trade is going on here. You can start from the Friday Mosque and go East in the bazaar. There are several sections with lots of charming stuff there.

you will like the traditional tea houses where lots of people sit and sip their tea and smoke water pipe - if you aren't bothered with the smoke.

Visited May 2013
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Shiraz, Fars, Iran
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“Interesting Bazaar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Interesting Bazaar with local people, This place don't have much tourists and I can say this is real live bazaar. You can find everything there like food, shoes, clothes, papers, and etc. Tabriz Bazaar have nice atmosphere voices and you can enjoy History in real time ;)

Visited December 2013
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