Tehran Grand Bazaar, located in Tehran, is an amazing labyrinth. It looks like an imaginary old city that is full of twists and turns and labyrinth corridors, each of which seems to be a door to another world. Tehran Grand Bazaar does not seem to be located in the heart of the capital. It looks more separated from place and time, and you should not only go shopping but also go to this unique historical complex with a different perspective.
Bazaars are very prominent in the architecture and urban planning of Iranian cities. Despite the advent of modern shopping centers, traditional bazaars are even the basic pillars of the economy of many cities. However, not only does the Tehran Grand Bazaar play a key role in supplying the capital's goods, but also plays a key role in the exchange of goods throughout the country.
The fundamental core of the formation of "Tehran Grand Bazaar" goes back to the Safavid era, but the Qajar kings played a key role in the development and importance of this Bazaar.
Tehran Grand Bazaar is large. If you want to see it all, you have to walk its streets for days and days but to understand the feeling of this different atmosphere, you can only visit its landmarks.
The attractive atmosphere of the Bazaar starts outside of it; 15 Khordad Street towards the bazaar is paved and no cars enter this area; But this area has its own specific vehicles; The long red train, as well as several carriages with their agile horses and their special sound, are there for transporting passengers who want to get to the entrance of the Bazaar sooner and have fun.
The Shah Mosque, the Abdullah Khan Mosque, and the cafe next to it, Mirza Abdullah Cafe, which is the smallest café in the bazaar, are among the unique sights of the Bazaar.
You can find jewelry, watches, clothes, spices, nuts, toys, stationery, and almost anything that comes to mind in the market.
There is no space for car parking around Tehran Grand Bazaar. It is better to go to the bazaar by public transport. The best way to reach the Bazaar is to use the subway and go through 15 Khordad Street.
The purpose of the majority of people to see the Bazaar is neither shopping nor tourism is going to the restaurants of Bazaars attracts visitors to this historical complex. Among the foods found in the market, Dizi is the most popular, followed by kebabs. Undoubtedly, many visitors also prefer to try seasonal foods in the market. Soft Drinks, various juices, fresh pistachios, boiled beetroot, and boiled turnip, potatoes, and eggs in autumn and winter are some of the most popular foods in the Bazaar.
If you have time, you can also visit the Golestan Palace complex in Arg Square.
Because most parts of the Grand Bazaar are covered, the cold of winter and the heat of summer does not lead to the labyrinth of the bazaar. So you can visit it in any season; indeed, it is congested during March, and if your goal to visit is just browsing, do not choose these days. This amazing place is closed on Fridays and is semi-closed on Thursdays from noon onwards, it is generally crowded though. The majority of stores in Grand Bazaar are open between 9 am and 5 pm.