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Ardabil Grand Bazaar is a Safavid (1501–1736) market at the heart of the city. The bazaar consists of several sub-bazaars, markets, public bathes and mosques.

The bazaar was once a vaulted street with arched ceilings and lightwells that provided lighting for the shops in the bazaar. Some of the most famous sub-bazaars include Butchers Market, Carpenters Bazaar, Textile Merchants Row, Knife Merchants Bazaar, Qeisarieh, and Hat-makers Bazaar.

In the Safavid era some of the shops and sub-bazaars belonged to the Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili Shrine and were used for the upkeep of the complex. Additions and renovations were made to the Ardabil Grand Bazaar during the Zand (1750-1794) and Qajar (1785-1925) eras. The bazaar underwent renovations after the 1979 Islamic Revolution of Iran and was registered as a National Heritage Site in 1985.


بازار اردبیل حس خوبی داره. قدم زدن در بازار واقعا زیبا بود. انقدر تنوع رنگ داره که حتی اگه نیاز به چیزی نداشته باشی خرید می کنی.

Ardabil Grand Bazaar

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