Tehran Bazaar

Tehran Bazaar: Hours, Address, Tehran Bazaar Reviews: 4/5

Tehran Bazaar
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Flea & Street Markets
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Mansour Zare
Shiraz, Iran32 contributions
Bazaar is a must see In Iran but Tehran Bazaar is not the only Bazaar. Like all the grand bazaars in Iran, locals also buy their stuff in there so the prices remains fair. There are double pricing here and there but you can find the real price if you just be patient and compare! the building is quite old and beautiful but if you do not rush and let yourself to feel the atmosphere, the smells, the colors and the voices you will get the best of the experience.
Written May 18, 2022
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v_penny
Anaheim, CA5 contributions
I went there last year and just loved it. it is busy, huge enough to get lost in, and full of all sorts of wonderful things. I particularly loved the local crafts, especially the metal and copper items. If you are in Iran, don't miss it! It is also one of Iran's many UNESCO World Heritage SItes
Written May 20, 2020
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Ali_hich_
Iran58 contributions
Walking in Tehran Bazar gives you the whole idea of how should the Bazar look. Tehran Bazar is a mixture of new and old kinds of trading things. it is huge to walk in the whole parts and each part is special for something like clothes carpet and etc. Be careful about your stuff walking in the crowd.
Written November 29, 2020
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validatorv
Dubai10 contributions
Many people crowdly search for the things they need. Enjoying the traditional environment of an old Bazaar, and many old manuments around (like Masjed Shah or Imam Mosque)... May take a ride by horse driven cab!
It is easy to get there by Metro, Bus, or Taxi. Enjoy a good meal at the end!!!
Try it! It will be nice experiment...
Written July 8, 2012
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WilliamTaimour
London91 contributions
the 1979 revolution itself was partly called by the 'Bazaari' (those who run the bazaar) after striking, bringing the economy to a grinding halt. Although nowadays boutiques, malls and other smaller 'Bazaars' (such as the one in the lovely Tagrish) have reduced the immense power of 'Bazaare Bozorg' ('Tehran Bazaar); it is still an intergral part of Tehran and is practically a city within itself.

Quite literally anything within the Bazaar maybe be found from priceless silk hand woven carpets to Sony televisions, restaurants, a mosque and even a fire station in the huge, buzzing, vibrant, fun complex.

Like everything in Tehran, and for that matter Iran, the Bazaar is a unique experiance and one that simply cannot be missed. However, a word of caution for the Western tourist, bound to stick out and attract some attention. The bazaar isn't in the best part of town, so keep your wallets safe and dress more conservatively than one might in the more liberal north, especially women.
Written March 8, 2005
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Lut Desert NGO
Kerman, Iran53 contributions
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This bazar is very attractive for me. The oldest surviving buildings of bazar, the walls and passages in the bazaar, rarely exceed 400 years, with many being constructed or rebuilt within the last 200 years. Ceilings of a corridor at the Grand Bazaar is artistic. I loved walking across the bazar and seeing different economic activity in several parts of it. you can find every thing about iranian bazar in this gorgeous bazar.
Written January 4, 2018
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TheOtherFoodie
London11 contributions
As the previous reviewer states, I suppose Tehran's Bazaar is something that must be experienced.
However, I found it by turns both overwhelming, and dull. I'll explain.
The bazaar consists of some 10km of passageways, relentlessly lined with stalls. There is no map; the stallholders (all men - I did not see one woman running a stall) are vaguely familiar with what's within 500m of their own stall and can't direct you any further - so if you are searching out a specific strip, I'm not sure how one would go about it besides dogged persistence.
It is worryingly easy to get lost. It is possible to wander into the middle of the maze, and it is not easy to find your way out - it is not easy to ask for 'the exit'. It is overwhelming to be surrounded on all sides with 'stuff' - so much stuff - a huge amount of it low quality nik-naks. It is true that somewhere in the bazaar will sell you what you want, and, I strongly suspect, at the best price in Tehran; however it is pretty exhausting. I visited the bazaar three times, twice with others, at varying times of the day and week, and each and every time it was as busy as a london tube station in rush hour. The porters trundle through and your foot WILL get run over by a cart if you don't move out of the way in time. The bazaar etiquette is that if you linger you will be gently manhandled/shoved out of the way - the passages are a constant 2-way stream of human traffic. There is little natural light, and I only came across one sandwich shop, so if you suffer from any form of claustrophobia stay near an exit.
The dullness was due to what was on offer. It is repetitive and mundane, in many respects. Perhaps this is necessary to keep prices low, but even in the gold section, there was not much beauty or innovation - masses of near-identical rings, necklaces etc line the stall windows.
Due to the proximity of fellow pedestrians I imagine it is easy to be pickpocketed, though I did not experience this. What I did experience though, on two occasions on the same day, is being touched inappropriately by males as they 'jostled' past. I took to keeping my shoulder bag on the front of my body and both hands behind my back with a bag, to prevent this happening again.
The final thing I would say - don't be afraid to negotiate, and hard. You can always go back the next day - the stalls are permanent, closing on Thursday evening, and reopening on Saturday morning. The bazaar begins to close at around 16:30, and is generally completely closed by 17:30. The main entrance to the bazaar is 15, Khordad - this is where the taxis will drop you. If you walk west along this road you shortly encounter a nice shopping centre over 4 floors, with a good selection of upmarket clothes, and a lift.
It is hard to describe the location, but as you walk east along 15 Khordad, you encounter a mosque tucked away off the street, near the 'gold' section. There is a lovely square at the centre with a fountain for people to wash prior to prayer, and anyone is allowed to sit there in relative calm compared to the rest of the bazaar, and also use a toilet (as always you will have to take your own tissue supply).
I will add the tip to buy a Gita Shenasi Map from any good bookshop in Tehran (lots of good bookshops near Enqelaab-e-Eslami/Tehran University) to easily get around. You will find that the National Museum of Tehran, and the wonderful Park -e-Shahr with a great restaurant within it, are 10 minutes' walk from Bazaar. Also Golestan Palace is within walking distance.
There is also a superb traditional restaurant about 15 minutes' walk away - Khayyam Traditional Restaurant, part of a 300 year old converted mosque, just south of Khayyam metro station.
Written November 25, 2008
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DiscoverTehran
Tehran, Iran8 contributions
Couples
Tehran is situated within the historical region of Media (Old Persian: Māda) in northwestern Iran. Historic core of Tehran is the place of world heritage status, different museums, and Grand Bazaar that it is split into several corridors over 10 kilometres in length, each specializing in different types of goods, and has several entrances, with Sabze-Meydan being the main entrance.
Grand Bazaar is the heart of Iran market and you will find a combination of modern an antiquity in a same time. You may experiment the ambiance of eastern bazaar, food, architecture, culture and people daily living in this area. If you are interested to buy Iranian carpets you may find the best quality and best price in this area because local people choose this district for shopping.
Written June 13, 2019
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fench
Tehran, Iran77 contributions
Friends
its an old place and you can see old tehran there but if you do not like busy places, i won't recommend you to go there. for shopping it's nice and the most important reason is: deliciouse foods which you will never forget them! taste them. i will bet you will like the restaurant named "Moslem".
Written August 28, 2018
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m.javad.momeni
Shiraz, Iran37 contributions
Friends
Located in the old part of city of Tehran and near the golestan place whit the old part and new part. And is the biggest bezzar in iran.
Written February 11, 2020
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Tehran Bazaar is open:
  • Thu - Thu 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sat - Wed 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM