News ID: 317334
Published: 1048 GMT October 25, 2021

Reza Bazaar, a recreational and historical attraction of Mashhad

Reza Bazaar, a recreational and historical attraction of Mashhad

Mashhad in northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi Province, is known as a place of religious pilgrimage in Iran. It’s centered on the holy shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH), the eighth Imam of Shia Muslim, with golden domes and minarets that are floodlit at night.

When traveling to Mashhad, be sure to visit Reza Bazaar, a beautiful historical market, located on the eastern side of the holy shrine. It is one of the most important shopping malls of the city, reported.

Bazaar Reza is built in two separate floors and two corridors with more than 1,700 shops. A large number of hotels are located around the bazaar.

Reza Bazaar has a unique beauty and is considered a recreational and historical attraction of the city.

The bazaar, which was designed in 1976, has six separate sections. In various sections, known as hashti, there are beautiful fountains and benches for tourists to relax.

Reza Bazaar is built like many other traditional bazaars in Iran. The covered nature of this market reminds people of other famous indoor markets of the country such as Vakil Bazaar in Shiraz, southwestern province of Fars and Qeisarieh Bazaar in Isfahan, central province of Isfahan.

Various souvenirs of the city are sold in the bazaar. The beautiful architecture of its two main entrances, built based on Islamic Iranian architecture, will amaze you. These two entrances, located on both sides of the bazaar, are similar to each other and have the same structure.

Reza Bazaar attracts most pilgrims’ attention because of its proximity to the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) and they can buy whatever they need.

All kinds of clothing, decorative items, turquoise rings, saffron, barberry, dried fruit and spices are sold on the first floor of  the bazaar.

There are workshops for handicrafts, turquoise, jewelry and embroidery on the second floor. You can see these workshops closely and order the things you need. Also there are shops that buy and sell saffron and nuts on the second floor.

To go to Reza Bazaar, it is better to enter from the entrance situated in Hefdah Shahrivar Square, because in this case, you will encounter fewer crowds. But if crowds are not important to you, the Ab (Water) Square is the closest place to the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) from which you can reach Reza Bazaar. In 2011, a tower parking lot was added to the bazaar.

To go to Reza Bazaar, you can use the subway. Bus lines are also active around Reza Bazaar, you can get to thebazaar from anywhere in Mashhad.

Travel to Mashhad, a mountainous city which is beautiful in all seasons. Just note that the city of Mashhad is very crowded during the holidays and many people travel to this holy city for pilgrimage and sightseeing, so if you do not like crowds, you can choose non-holiday days.

You can also visit Astan Quds Razavi Museum near the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza and Goharshad Mosque.


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