Tehran Grand Bazaar
Visiting the oldest bazaar of Tehran would definitely sound awesome. Regarding its traditional architecture, a superb visual pleasure is provided for its visitors. Furthermore, it is the only wholesale center of Tehran. Nevertheless, it does not mean that you cannot do retail shopping here. It distributes almost all sorts of products to other shops around Tehran. Moreover, for those who care about economical prices, this bazaar is the best place for shopping. Keep in mind that it has separate small bazaars that each sell a prearticular product. Therefore, you should find out the certain section you want to buy things from. There are also many famous restaurants with unbelievably delicious Iranian dishes around.
Location of Tehran Grand Bazaar
History of Tehran Grand Bazaar
History of Tehran Grand BazaarAgha Mohammad Khan, the founder of Qajar dynasty, selected Tehran as the capital city of Iran in the 19th century. But they did not construct many new changes in the texture of Tehran. Therefore, except for some royal palaces, mosques, a gate, and Shams-ol-Emareh mansion, the Grand Bazaar is another reminiscent of this era. The interesting point is that the architecture of many regions is not Iranian. Naser ad-Din Shah asked a team of French architects to design some important gates and regions in his 50-year-old reign. The hot weather of summer in Tehran is the most crucial reason that a ceiling has recently been made for this bazaar. Hence, people would not feel irritated while shopping. Since the 19th century, tourists have acknowledged this bazaar to be the strongest attraction of Tehran. This bazaar used to be the only available place for domestic products and imported goods trade. Later on, it also became the center of political, economic, and social movements. However, it was a really hard mission to capture the protestors because of the particular architecture of this bazaar as there are too many alleys. All these alleys have kept horrible memories within.
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Tehran Grand Bazaar Location
How To Get To Tehran Grand Bazaar
The closest metro stations to Tehran Grand Bazaar are Panzdah-e Khordad Station (Red Line) and Khayyam Station (Red Line). So in order to get to this bazaar, you only need to get into the subway station and get out of the train at this station.
In case of choosing this public transportation, you have three choices of stations; Mohammadieh Station, Saadat Station, and Molavi Station in the Second Line (East-to-West) of BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) are the three close stations to Tehran Grand Bazaar.
If you are using your personal car, you should get into Sayyad Shirazi Highway and drive along until you get to Sepah Square. Then take Sepah Street and drive straight until you pass Panzdah-e Khordad Crossroad. Tehran Grand Bazaar is on the west. However, You need to be careful about the traffic limitations applied by the police. Make sure that you have paid for entering the traffic zone first and then drive safely to your destination.
When you get out of Panzdah-e Khordad metro station, you can step on the crowded streets of Tehran Grand Bazaar among all its hustle and bustle. A great chance of walking is provided for you as the bazaar is vast enough. Moreover, it is way too charming that you cannot help the shopping process in its many distinct sections!
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