The Bazaar of Tabriz is one of the oldest bazaars of the Middle East and the largest covered bazar in the world as well as the most important tourism site for tours to Iran and Tabriz tours. It was inscribed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in July 2010 (Read More in Iran UNESCO Site)
Tabriz has been a place of cultural exchange since antiquity and its historic bazaar complex is one of the most important commercial centers on the Silk Road.
Located in the center of the city of Tabriz, Iran, this spectacular structure consists of several Caravansaries and sub-bazaars, such as Amir Bazaar (for gold and jewelry), Mozzafarieh (a carpet bazaar), a shoe bazaar, and many other ones for various goods. The most prosperous time of Tabriz and its bazaar was in 13th century when the town became the capital city of the Safavid kingdom. In the Tabriz tours handled by Azargasht Maleki, the grand bazaar of Tabriz is always done by the professional tour leaders.
The city lost its status as a capital in the 16th century, but its bazaar has remained important as a commercial and economic center. It is worthy of mention that Tabriz bazaar has been being an important political place, and one can point out its importance in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution in the last century and Islamic Revolution in the contemporary time. But nowadays, Bazaar is still the most popular tourism site of Tabriz amont the tourists of Tabriz 2018.
Although, numerous modern shops and malls have been established nowadays, the bazaar of Tabriz has remained the economic heart of both the city and northwestern of Iran.
The bazaar is used for some important religious ceremonies too. The most famous one is Day of Ashura during which merchants cease trading for about 10 days and religious ceremonies are held inside the bazaar. These 10 days are the best time to the Tabriz tour and the event of Tabriz 2018. Like other bazaars in Middle East, there are several mosques constructed behind the bazaar, the most notable of them being Jome' Mosque.