The Grand Bazaar, lying in the central heart of Kerman, Iran is one of a multitude of origins built in during the rule of the different governors of each period. It is uniquely constructed in eight interconnected rows. These alleys go by the names of Arg, Ganj Ali Khan, Ekhtiyari, Sardari, Vakil, Attari, and Qadam Gah Mozaffari. Among the many hundreds of shops, the connected alleyways lead to caravanserai, mosque, public bathhouse and restaurants and eateries. The busy hustle and bustle of the shoemakers, copper smiths, carpet salesmen, woodworkers and such hardworking merchants keep the bazaar alive. Come along with goingIRAN to learn and discover more about this attraction!
Dating back to 1,500 years ago, the vaulted ceilings and alleyways leading in from the beautiful wooden entrance door leave its visitors captivated from the first step. The walls are covered in phenomenal plasterwork and Safavid paintings, over 1,000 years old! This bazaar is considered as one of the many centers and crossroads of the city. Although it has been a busy place of trade, even since the days of the Silk Road, it’s not so busy that travellers won’t be able to appreciate its presence and beauty. Don’t miss out on checking this fantastic bazaar out when you’re in the neighbourhood!
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Western Address: Arg Square, Qods Strees.
Eastern Address: Moshtaghieh Square.
Operating Days: Every day
Operating Hours: 8am – 7pm
Typical Price: Free
Neighbourhood: Vakil Bazaar – Ganj Ali Khan Bathhouse – Ghalee Bazaar – Arg Square