Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Tabriz Bazaar Closed on Weekend, Holidays; Financial Tribune

Iran – Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex

Public holidays and weekends provide an ideal opportunity for people to visit cultural heritage sites, unless one such site you want to visit happens to be Tabriz Bazaar.

Officially inscribed as Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the market is among the largest in the world, tracing its roots back to the years following the Muslim conquest of Persia in 651 AD.

According to Morteza Abdar Bakhshayesh, director of East Azarbaijan Province’s office of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, the mushrooming of malls and shopping centers in Tabriz over the past 35 years has dissuaded shop-owners in the bazaar from opening their stores on holidays and weekends.


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