The Historical Bazaar in the centre of Tabriz is one of the oldest in the Middle East and the largest covered bazaar in the world.
As the capital of the Safavid Empire, Tabriz became one of the most important trading centres on the Silk Road early on.
Even Marco Polo reported about his visit of the bazaar on his journey along the Silk Road.
The huge area is subdivided into various sub-bazaars, such as the carpet bazaar, shoe bazaar, gold and jewellery bazaar, etc., in which tourists lose orientation after a short time.
Since 2010 the Historical Bazaar of Tabriz is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.