Hamedan Bazaar, HamedanHamedan Bazaar, Hamedan
Hamedan Bazaar, Hamedan
According to the old, historical records, bazaars have an ancient background, such as even during the Medes, bazaars existed. Like wise in this province bazaars having various alleys or rows to do with different professions, existed since long. In the olden day, Hamedan was en route to Mesopotamia, and trading caravans crossed to and from, thus increasing the importance of the bazaars in this region.
In general the said bazaar is related to the Qajar period, and is within the limits of the Baba Taher, Ekbatan and Shohada avenues. This bazaar comprises of 30 rows or sections of shops, each ‘row’ to do with a particular profession or trade. For example there are the confectioners, butchers, pea-roasters, tin-makers, book-binders, shoe makers and dealers in second- hand goods. These alleys have no ceilings, except for the one leading to the Jame’ Mosque. This bazaar is made up of about 24 arcades that reveal its importance in the day gone by. The various alleys or ‘rows’ in the bazaar of Hamedan are: the goldsmiths, Chest-makers, locksmiths, butchers, confectioners, book binders, glass ware, tin-makers, haberdasheries, shoe-makers, rope-makers, including others called by the names of Felestin, Hossain Khani, Haj Fazlolah, Golshan, tanneries etc. besides the alley to the Jame’ Mosque.
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