Monday, June 20, 2011

Qeysarriyeh Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is a structure in Isfahan, Iran, also known as "Qeysarriyeh Bazaar" (in Persian: بازار قيصريه).

It was originally constructed during the 11th century, in the southeast wing of Jame Mosque and Kohne Square but various arcades and rooms were later added to it. The present remnant dates from the Safavid period, during which the Qaysariya Bazaar was built in the north wing of Naqshe Jahan Square , and was developed as a subtitute for Kohneh Square .