Bazaar of Isfahan

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One of several entrances of the Isfahan Bazaar.
A handicraft maker-seller.

The Bazaar of Isfahan or Isfahan Bazaar is a historical market in Isfahan, Iran, one of the oldest and largest bazaars in the Middle East, dating back to the 17th century. The bazaar is a vaulted two-kilometre street linking the old city with the new.[1]

The Bazaar of Isfahan is located in downtown old Isfahan, Iran, in the northern section of the Naqsh-e Jahan Square. The main entrance called Qeisarieh and you can walk all along to the Friday mosque Jameh Mosque the oldest mosque in Isfahan, and one of the oldest in Iran.[2]

Before you enter the Grand Bazaar, if you look back you will see the magnificent view of the square, which is one of the biggest squares in the entire world. All around the square are bazaars full of magnificent Persian handicrafts.[3]


  1. ^ "Bazaar at Isfahan". Retrieved 2007-07-19. 
  2. ^ Assari, Ali; T.M. Mahesh (December 2011). "Comparative Sustainability of Bazaar in Iranian Traditional Cities: Case Studies in Isfahan and Tabriz." (PDF). International Journal on Technical and Physical Problems of Engineering (IJTPE) 3 (9): 18–24. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Assari, Ali; T.M. Mahesh (January 2012). "Conservation of historic urban core in traditional Islamic culture: case study of Isfahan city" (PDF). Indian Journal of Science and Technology 5 (1): 1970–1976. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 

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Coordinates: 32°39′38″N 51°40′35″E / 32.6606°N 51.6763°E / 32.6606; 51.6763