Tabriz has long been a place of cultural and commercial exchanges and one of the most important trade centers on the Silk Road (Jade Abrisham).
Bazaar of Tabriz is the largest and most important indoor covered market in the world and is located in Tabriz, in North West of Iran. Tabriz Bazaar Historical Complex is one of the most famous old international trading locations with 6500 Hojreh (cells, stores), 40 different types of jobs, 20 Rasteh (a series of shops), 35 halls, 25 Teamcheh (small group of stores in Iranian old Bazaars), 11 corridors and several mosques, schools and baths. This bazaar is a great example of the Islamic and eastern marketing centers.
The historical market of Tabriz is located in the middle of a quadrilateral square that extends from the east to the Ali Qapu (Crown Prince’s palace) from the west to the Jame Mosque and north to parts of the Chai Square River. North and south of the market are connected by a wooden bridge. The Bazaar cells are four to five meters wide and five to six meters tall, which is much shorter than other indoor covered market in the central and tropical parts of Iran. The most important items sold in the historical bazaar of Tabriz are handmade carpets of Tabriz and Azerbaijan, leather bags and shoes, local spices, herbal products, nuts, fabrics, glass and ….
This bazaar, with an area of about one square kilometer, is listed as the world’s largest indoor market on the UNESCO World Heritage List .It is one of the masterpieces of Iranian architecture, as well as one of the largest and most important bazaars of Iran and Asia. The Bazaar was destroyed by earthquake in the year 1193 AH, but soon after was rebuilt again.