Tajrish Bazaar in Tehran
- ThemeHistory and Culture
- Duration1 hr(s)
Walking along the alive roofed bazaar in the north of Tehran;
Purchasing fresh ingredients of Persian dishes like dried herbs, spices, fresh fruits, and vegetables.
- Spring9:00-20:00 *
- Autumn9:00-18:00 *
* Best Time
Explore the Tajrish Bazaar
Though one of the first and oldest neighborhoods of Tehran, it seems that Tajrīsh neighborhood has not changed much geographically. As the evidence shows, the major part of this neighborhood was located in the southern part of Imam-Zadeh Saleh Mausoleum, Tajrish square, and Elahieh gardens. This village included two neighborhoods: Takiyeh Bala and Takiyeh Paein, the present Bazar-e Tajrish formed its central part. The village came into being 500 to 600 years ago and, during the Qajarid era, it was the center of Shemiran or Shemiranat quarter. When Tehran was chosen as the capital by the Qajar dynasty, Tajrish and its surrounding gardens became the summer quarter of the Qajarid kings.
During the history, Persian cities developed along a structure known as bazaar, considered as the most important economic, social and cultural center in the Persian world. Now, Tajrish bazaar, located at the south-western side of Tajrish square, forms one of the liveliest Bazaars of Tehran. One side of this bazaar ends in Qods Square and its other side is bound by Takiyeh Tajrish and Imam Zadeh Saleh Mausoleum. Imam Zadeh Saleh mausoleum which has been the important site for paying pilgrimage. It is an 11th-century monument which was reconstructed several times in the Ilkhanate, Safavid and Qajarid eras. Located in the western part of Bazaar, this mausoleum is the spiritual center of this quarter. Very close to this crowded place, there was an 800-year-old plane tree that Jane Dieulafoy, a French archeologist, talked about it in her book. To be more familiar with this aging bazaar of Tehran, you can get into it and wander through the colorful lanes of shops, each one selling a particular item like carpet, fruits, species, herbs, pickles and handicrafts from every corner of Iran. This play of sound and scent makes this bazaar a very local market where you can learn more about Iranian cuisine and get touched by the traditional architecture and impressive tile works.
You can buy the most fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs in this beautiful bazaar.
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- Coffee in Lamiz Café 2 €
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