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I just wanted to buy some souvenirs on my last day in Iran and therefore I headed to Tehran’s Grand Bazaar. I was planning to go there for maybe an hour, but ended up spending the whole day there. What was I thinking to just go for an hour? Tehran’s bazaar is about twenty square kilometers, has over 200,000 vendors and almost 2 million visitors per day. Some claim it is the largest bazaar in the world. It’s a city of its own with hidden mosques, mausoleums and shrines. And don’t forget to look up sometimes. The ceilings are beautiful. It’s hard to describe this endless maze of twisting alleyways. Therefore I selected my most beautiful pictures of Tehran bazaar below.
How to get there
Tehran’s grand bazaar is in the southern part of Tehran. There are several entrances, with the main one at Sabze meydan. It is easy to get to the grand bazaar by metro. You should take the red line and exit at either panzdah-e-kordad station or khayyam station. It is located near the famous Golestan palace.
Where to eat in Tehran bazaar
Moslem restaurant has almost 5000 visitors every day and serves the best tahcin with chicken in Tehran. It’s a buttery chicken with rice, saffron and barberries. They serve huge portions and the food is absolutely delicious. The long line outside might stop you. I almost gave up, but I am happy I did not. The line goes fast, food is served quickly and is absolutely worth it.
Check out Munchiez video here about food in Tehran and her visit to Moslem restaurant
Other recommended restaurants in the Grand bazaar that I had no time to try out are Khayyam traditional restaurant, Sharaf Ol Eslami restaurant, Javan restaurant & Shamsiri.