Vakil Bazaar

Coordinates: 29°36′53.93″N 52°32′48.47″E / 29.6149806°N 52.5467972°E / 29.6149806; 52.5467972
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Vakil Bazaar
بازارِ وَکیل
General information
Architectural stylePersian
LocationShiraz, Iran
Construction startedmid 1760s
Completedlate 1760
Technical details
Structural systemBazaar
Size3,000 m2 (presumed)
Design and construction
Architect(s)Karim Khan Zand
EngineerA team of engineers all from Zand territories

29°36′53.93″N 52°32′48.47″E / 29.6149806°N 52.5467972°E / 29.6149806; 52.5467972 Vakil Bazaar (Persian: بازار وکیل) is the main bazaar of Shiraz, Iran, located in the historical center of the city.

It is thought that the market originally was established by the Buwayhids in the 11th century AD, and was completed mainly by the Atabaks of Fars, and was renamed after Karim Khan Zand only in the 18th century.

The bazaar has beautiful courtyards, caravansarais, bath houses, and old shops which are deemed among the best places in Shiraz to buy Persian rugs, spices, copper handicrafts and antiques.

Like other Middle Eastern bazaars, there are a few mosques and Imamzadehs constructed beside or behind the bazaar.

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  1. ^ 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. 3 (9): 18–24. Retrieved 7 January 2013.

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