TEHRAN – The Tajrish bazaar, located in the northern parts of Tehran, is one of the oldest areas of Tehran, Shemiran district and is close to Emamzadeh Saleh Mausoleum as well as Velenjak, Darband and Darakeh Mountain resorts.
The name Tajrish is driven from the language of Tat which was the official language of Shemiran before choosing Tehran as the capital.
Tajrish Bazaar was built according to architectural styles of other traditional bazaars in Tehran. Some of the arches have been destroyed in construction of near-by, multi-story buildings and some of the traditional identity has been transformed by growing urbanization but for the most part the bazaar has been maintained of its original architecture.
Above each store they have their store name scripted in mosaic tiles. The bazaar is covered and has many passage ways leading to different sections where a visitor can purchase goods.
A visitor can find everything from spices, dairy, clothes, fabrics, nuts & dried fruits, traditional cookware, fruits & veggies and so much more. The fruit & vegetable market is one of the most popular attractions of the bazaar, as you can find local and foreign produce.
The stunning historical shrine of Emamzadeh is located adjacent to the bazaar, with access from inside. Emamzadeh Saleh contains the tomb of Saleh, a son of Imam Musa al-Kadhim, the seventh Shiite Imam. At the entrance to the shrine, people hand out sweets and dates.
An interesting point about this bazaar is the name of each store which is carved on the stores’ façade by tiles that has made a beautiful appearance to the market.