Zanjan Bazaar


This intriguing long, narrow, mostly brick-vaulted bazaar hides abandoned caravanserai, subterranean chaykhanehs (teahouses), historic mosques and just about every homeware and personal accoutrement you can think of. The eastern end is wilder.

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1. Masjed-e Jameh

0.12 MILES

Madraseh cells line the inner courtyard of this sizeable 1826 mosque, accessed through a spired portal on Imam St.

2. Rasul-Ullah Mosque

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Grandly tiled, the mosque's dome and minaret appear best at dawn and dusk, when they're framed by the giant revolutionary 'organ-pipes' monument of…

3. Khanum Mosque

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Hidden in a back lane, this cute mosque has a pair of pepper-grinder-like turrets. To find it, head north up Ferdosi St from Sabz Sq, then turn left into…

4. Soravardi’s Bust

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Philosopher Soravardi’s bust can be seen on a library wall. The 1851 Baha’i massacres were perpetrated in lanes behind the wall.

5. Hosseiniyeh Mosque

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This beautiful mosque dedicated to Hossein catches the setting sun perfectly from its western face. It's off Ferdosi St.

6. Zanjan Archaeology Museum

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The archaeology museum is home to four of the fascinating 'Saltmen' mummies discovered over the years in the Chehrabad Salt Mine (now an archaeological…

7. Seyyed Ibrahim Shrine

0.32 MILES

A delicate shrine to Seyyed Ibrahim set inside peaceful grounds right in the centre of the city.

8. Rakhatshor-Khaneh

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A traditional Qajar subterranean wash house full of female mannequins, in the clothing of the era, showing how it used to be done. There's also a small…