Isfahan hosts the quintessential Bazaar right in the central Naghsh-e Jahan square. With the scent of spices, the beautiful sounds of hammering of coppersmiths in trays, the shiny gold markets, the turquoise handmade tiles, leatherworks and elaborated carpets, Grand Bazaar or what is known as the Qeysarriyeh Bazaar has been thrilling tourists since Safavid era.

Isfahan (IMNA) - This Bazaar was one of the largest and most luxurious shopping markets in the Safavid era. It was constructed in 1029 A.H on the northern side of Naghsh-e Jahan square and has been registered on the list of National Cultural Heritage sites in Iran.

This covered Bazaar with arched ceiling used to be a place of selling precious fabrics. Back in those times, foreign merchants were buying and selling there. Nowadays, there are some shops in this Bazaar selling a special kind of good since the past time, and in this regard, the usage of these shops has not changed yet. Certainly, it is very interesting for everybody to visit  shops belonged to the Safavid era.

All over the Bazaar, there are decorations with unique designs related to the Safavid era, and its entrance is also adorned with paintings and mosaic tile works. You can buy plenty of low-priced souvenirs such as  beautiful handicrafts that Isfahan is famous for; rest assured, you don't see them western markets!

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