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The entrance to the Masjid e Jame Mosque off of the Grand Bazaar. The urban integration of mosques is extremely rare, and something that makes Masjid e Jame so unique. In the background are the minarets of the southern iwan.
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Shop in the Grand Bazaar

Stretching out for more than two kilometres, the Grand Bazaar is a centre to gather, socialise, and shop.

Built against the southwest wing of the Friday Mosque, the Grand Bazaar links prayer to everyday life. Walk from Masjed-e Jāmé through the entire bazaar to be transported from the historic old city to the modern age of Isfahan.

© Charlie Waradee / Shutterstock
© Charlie Waradee / Shutterstock

After being destroyed several times, the Grand Bazaar has faced countless additions and refurbishments. Its close proximity to the Friday Mosque solidified its importance to the community. This led to its protection over the years, making it one of the largest and oldest bazaars in Iran.

Grab a hot cup of coffee and listen to the echoes of street performers and friendly chatter. Watch as customers and merchants negotiate for a suitable price for handicrafts. Bargaining is a custom inside the walls of the Bazaar and is something everyone should experience.

When you are ready to start your search for handmade goods, join the hustle of the crowded halls. There is no shortage of carpets, kilims, or pottery. Covering two kilometres, the bazaar has endless opportunities for souvenirs.


Shop in the Grand Bazaar


10am - 8pm Saturday-Thursday
5pm-9pm Fridays