Surely, as an aspiring tourist, you want to know where you can shop in Isfahan, one of the seven largest cities and among the most visited tourist destinations in Iran. Thanks to its many wonderful historical sights, which attracts many tourists from inside and outside the country every year.
So in this regard, the city of Isfahan has considered by many a busy one. In addition to spectacular tourist attractions, this city also has various shopping centers and bazaars that you definitely should visit during your trip.
Isfahan shopping malls and markets display a variety of luxury goods, local products and souvenirs, cheap, traditional, and modern merchandise which you can buy base on your needs and tastes.
For more information about these shopping centers, join us:
Isfahan Modern Shopping Centers
Modern shopping malls with prestigious Iranian and world-renowned brands have made the city of Isfahan one of the main choices of families and luxury travelers for leisure and tourism trips.
Here we introduce well-known and luxury shopping centers of Isfahan:
Isfahan City Center
Isfahan city center is located outside the city on the Isfahan-Shiraz highway and it is about 5 minutes away from Azadi square.
This structure with an area of about 500,000 square meters is the greatest commercial, recreational, cultural, and tourism center in Iran. It is also known as one of the largest shopping centers in the world.
You can find almost anything you want in this shopping center of Isfahan; more than 750 different stores, cinemas, conference halls, amusement parks, galleries, museums, and food courts, including a variety of Cafes and traditional and foreign restaurants, and fast food, are the facilities that you will find in this massive establishment.
Jolfa Shopping Center
Jolfa shopping center can be considered another modern mall in Isfahan, which has a variety of goods and different brands.
The products available in the Jolfa shopping center include all kinds of clothes, bags and shoes, furniture, decorative items, jewelry, fabrics, toys, and other items.
This market is one of the best shopping centers in Isfahan because, despite its relatively small size, has a good variety of products.
Note that although the products you buy from this place may have a high price, but they are of high quality and branded products.
Park Shopping Center
Park shopping center, one of the oldest and most popular malls in Isfahan which is more than 40 years old and has an area of about 15,000 square meters.
There is a park in the yard of this place, which is why it is named the park shopping center.
This property has more than 400 commercial units, doctors’ buildings, real estate consultants, parking lots, and restaurants. This market is famous for having quality goods at low prices in Isfahan and therefore has been able to achieve great popularity among tourists, travelers, and even locals.
Clothing, bags and shoes, watches, cosmetics, music and video accessories, computers, toys, sports equipment, and stationery are just some of the merchandise available in the stores of this shopping center.
Park shopping center is a good choice for family shopping, as there are different products for all ages and every taste.
Jahan Nama Shopping Center
Jahan Nama shopping center, located in the Middletown of Isfahan, in front of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, has great architectural and commercial importance.
This commercial complex as one of the most luxurious shopping centers in Isfahan occupied an area of about 80,000 square meters.
This market is one of the shopping centers of Isfahan that has commercial, administrative, and cultural applications.
Jahan Nama shopping center includes 364 commercial units, 3 cinemas, 4 galleries, 12 handicraft centers, a hotel with 150 rooms, 6 restaurants and Cafes, private parking, and also the first musical fountain in Isfahan.
Martin Commercial Complex
Martin’s commercial complex is located on the same alley as the historic Vank cathedral church in the city of Isfahan. We suggest you take the time to shop in this shopping center after visiting this magnificent church. You can buy all kinds of clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, and jewelry from this mall in Isfahan.
The people of Isfahan know the Martin commercial complex as a shopping center for branded clothe. You can see an acceptable variety of reputable and quality domestic and foreign brands in this place.
Orkideh Shopping Center
Orkideh shopping center is located at the intersection of Hakim Nezami Street and Khaghani Street. This complex is also among the most prominent shopping centers in Isfahan, which has been built with modern architecture and attractive lighting on 7 floors; One floor with a food court, two floors with office buildings, and four commercial floors with more than 200 stores are located in this market.
In this shopping center, you can buy all kinds of clothes, accessories, jewelry, perfumes and colognes, home appliances, and luxury decorative items. On the ground floor, a variety of Italian, Persian food restaurants, fast food, and Cafes are ready to receive you.
Isfahan Traditional Bazaars
You are probably familiar with the word “bazaar”, a distinctive name used for traditional markets in the middle east, including Iran.
These markets are significant for two reasons. First, they are, in fact, constructions from a civilized and affluent time in history. Second, at the same time they offer good products, including souvenirs and local merchandise:
Grand Bazaar Of Isfahan
Isfahan grand bazaar (also known as Qeysarie) is one of the largest and oldest known markets in the Middle East, which dates back to more than 400 years ago. This bazaar of Isfahan was built during the Safavid period (dynasty era) and expanded during the Qajar period. According to some historians, it used to be a large bazaar that indeed shaped the architecture of Isfahan. Nowadays this historical bazaar is limited to the distance between Naqsh-e Jahan Square and Jameh Mosque of Isfahan.
This market is the best place to shop for souvenirs because you can find almost all the local foods and crafts in Isfahan here.
Read more: The Ultimate List of The Best Souvenirs from Isfahan
Isfahan Bazaar has many entrances, but the most important entrance is Qeysarie in the north of Naqsh-e Jahan Square; You can easily recognize this entrance from afar, thanks to its magnificent and luxurious entrance Qeysarie gate.
Several mosques, baths, palaces, big schools, as well as various Corridors such as the Khansaris, the Golshan, and the Fakhr stand in Qeysarie bazaar. The grand bazaar itself has special corridors for craftsmen such as goldsmiths, blacksmiths, gunsmiths, shoemakers, hatmakers, and confectioners.
Bazaar Honar (art market) is part of a three-endowment collection built during the Safavid period. This particular bazaar was built at the same time as the “Madar Shah Caravanserai” in 1083 AH. Overtime it was renamed from Madar Shah to bazaar Honar.
This place used to be the tallest bazaar in Isfahan, which was also known as “Boland bazaar” (tall market); The reason for this naming is its eight-meter roof. In 1340, the endowment organization handed over this building to Isfahan artists to present their handicrafts.
Today, this historical site is better known as the Isfahan gold and silver market.
Isfahan Specialized Markets
Specialized markets are very useful and efficient because they offer the product you want in considerable variety. As a result, they offer you a lot of options with different prices and qualities to choose from:
Flowers and Plants Market
If you love flowers and plants, I suggest you don’t miss the Isfahan flowers and plants market (also known as Hamedanian flower bazaar).
The peak of prosperity and sales of the Hamedanian market is certainly in March and April. But every time you visit this market, you can enjoy its natural beauties.
This market is made in five complexes that have different sections such as cut flowers, bamboo, decorative leaves. In addition, you can find fancy and doll decorative plants, flower and vase tools, orchards, seasonal plants, trees and seedlings, cactus, houseplants, flower arrangement and terrarium, fertilizer, pesticides, seeds, soil, dried and artificial flowers, a specialized company for creating green space, bathroom, prayer hall, and a workshop.
Hakim Grand Bazaar
Hakim grand bazaar is one of the biggest carpet markets in Isfahan, located near Naqsh-e Jahan Square. All kinds of hand-woven Persian carpets being sold at reasonable prices. Hakim market has an area of more than 40,000 square meters and about 200 stores.
I suggest that even if you do not intend to buy Persian carpets, take the time to visit this mall with exquisite precious hand-woven products gathered all in one place.
Persian Gulf Fish Market
The Persian gulf fish market is located on Soffeh Street and is a paradise for seafood lovers. You can find all kinds of freshwater fish, including shrimp and fish from the south, north, imported and farmed in this market.
If you crave homemade seafood while you’re in Isfahan, we suggest going to the Persian gulf fish market. You can choose your favorite fish or shrimp from the various options before you.
Isfahan Mobile Market
Isfahan mobile market is a modern 7-story complex located on Ferdowsi street, which specializes in offering all kinds of cellphones and their accessories, and has three sections. First, the permanent mobile exhibition located on the ground floor, where you can look at, or test new cellphones and get advice from the experts present at this exhibition.
The first to fifth floors of this mall is dedicated to all kinds of stores for buying and selling mobile phones, tablets, their accessories and software, and buying and selling SIM cards. Finally, the after-sales service is offered downstairs.
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