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Isfahan bazaar – the symbol of Safavid’s dignity in “Half of The World”
From tourism point of view, Isfahan bazaar is one of the most superior bazaars in Iran thanks to being in “Naqshe Jahan Square”.
The bazaar which depicts the dignity of “Safavid” era for you completely. You find less people who have not been charmed seeing the art and architecture applied in this bazaar and the other buildings in its vicinity.
We should step into the great bazaar of Esfahan and feel the past today.
It is no need to have a powerful imagination to imagine the past on “Naqshe Jahan Square”. Here the history and the past themselves talk to you.
How can you find another square on every corner of which you can feel the glory and dignity of history, culture, and art of a country so easily?
On one hand you see a glorious mosque and on he other hand “Ali Qapoo” and “Emam Mosque” and at the end you see the entrance of the Bazaar which is a dignified construction to recount the history.
The history of Esfahan great bazaar
Esfahan has been one of the most important and ancient Islamic cities, and most of the travelers who has visited this city have remembered it as a beautiful and exemplary city. One of the most vital parts of this city is its bazaar.
The complex of the great bazaar whose main structure and its different parts have been lasted since 17th century to 20th century in Safavid and Qajarid eras, is perhaps one of the biggest, most important and most exquisite Iranian and Islamic bazaars in the view of prosperity and architecture.
Undoubtedly, before a 300-year period, the business and trade centers have been set up in this city, but the main structure and the other parts of it have been constructed during these three centuries.
Architecture and structure of Esfahan bazaar
The main structure of Esfahan has been relied on its bazaar so that many writers, researchers, and explorers and historians think that the main structure of the city is based on the mechanism of this bazaar.
This bazaar has consisted of different parts and bazaars which the most important one is Qaysarihe bazaar.
Altogether if you take fancy to handicrafts the Esfahan bazaar is one of the best shopping centers to buy these products. Although do not forget you can find every thing that you need in traditional bazaars but every bazaar has special and common products too.
Qaysariyeh façade, the main entrance of the bazaar
Qaysariyeh façade, the extraordinary structure which is the entrance of Isfahan bazaar in “Naqshe Jahan square” , has been constructed by the outstanding architecture of the time, “Ali Akbar Isfahan” in Safavid era.
The wooden gate has been a live witness of people and merchants traversing for 400 years. Architecture, mosaic tile works, and Muqarnas of this façade is really matchless.
There are many paintings on top of the façade some of which belong to Shah Abbass’s war against the Uzbek depicting Shah Abbas riding his horsein battle field, and another part is the scene of hunting. The foreigners of the court of Safavid and the king’s revelry were also painted. This is information which has been earned from ” Jane Chardon”, but unfortunately, erosion, the weather, and passing of time caused some parts of these paintings evaporate.
These paintings have been created by the famous artist of Safavid era, Reza Abbasi”.
In spite of the erosion you can observe the delicacy of Iranian art on Qaysariyeh façade. On the most top part of this exquisite façade an eye catching Moaraq tile working of two archer is observed whose bodies are half man and half lion, and also there is a dragon’s tail which is a symbol of Sagittarius.
The magic of color can be seen on the ceiling of the façade where the pink, brick-red, and dark blue tiles have been shaped a Muqarnas.