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In the Labyrinth of Qesarieh Bazar - Isfahan

Gheisariehis one of the most pleasant markets in Iran. From its adventurous and beautiful halls to the marketplace to the market, take you like Alice to the wonderland of Isfahan. In the past, the market has been the core of the city or space is defined alongside other urban spaces. Everybody enters the market encountered different spaces. Each of which has a different sense of space. Factors such as how light enters the market, decorations, materials, shapes, entrances, etc., enhance this sense of space.

The market in addition to a place to buy and sell goods, there has also been a space for the presence of religious minorities. All of them had specialist Times and they sold one kind of merchandise there. For example, Zoroastrians in Drapery, Jews in the currency exchange and Armenians were proficient in business with European countries. The presence of the mosque and palace and market together, suggests that the market is also considered one of the most important urban spots. The space in the market is hierarchical Which is observed in most of them. For example, Isfahan's Gheisarieh market and its surrounding uses create a place that induces different spaces. Being in Naghshe Jahan square of Isfahan enters us to a space that is different from the outside environment. Gheisarieh regardless of being one of the largest and most luxurious shopping center in the Safavid era is one of the most exciting shopping centers.

The market is now the largest handicrafts center in the Safavid period has been the center of selling precious fabrics and foreign trade companies had chambers in it. This market has connected the new Esfahan of the Safavid period to the Seljuk city of the old field of that time (Current Ghiam square). There are several paintings in the entrance to the large market of Gheisarieh which in its highest part two shooter men with half-trunk lion or tiger and the tail of the dragon is seen on the mosaic tile, which represents the constellation of Isfahan (arc tower). On both sides of this door, there are two large platforms which in ancient times goldsmiths and jewelers spread their belongings on it. Famous travelers such as Nasser Khosrow and Shardin described the Gheisarieh market and the reason for naming this market is the similarity of this historical monument to Qaisarai or Qishara in Asia Minor (Turkey today). The Gheisarieh market is made on two floors. The top floor was dedicated to office and commercial affairs and downstairs there are shops of various guilds which other markets were split from this magnificent market and some of them are still active and dedicated to various businesses. Along this covered roofway, which some foreigners called“Indoor Gallery." Religious activities included religious elements such as Niamoor School, Sadr School, Tailors Mosque, New Mosque, Zulfiqar Mosque, Glass Mosque, Jarrah Mosque, and dozens of other Mosques and merchants and various occupations worshiped in them.

Cultural centers like religious schools also boosted market prosperity. Schools like the Kase Garan School, Harmonia, Great Jeddah, he small Jeddah, Mullah Abdullah and...that with a particular Iranian-Islamic architec ture which has been for decades, the subject of books and essays and researches by engineers, architects, and tourists.

Times are other attractions that have existed in Caesarea. Some of these institutions, called Timche and Sara, are still active. The most famous of these are Ardestani Sara, Khani Sara, Aqa Sara, Burnt tree Sara, Mirasmaeil Sara, Hall Sara, Khansariha House, Golshan house, Jarchei Sara, and Fakhr Sara. These houses, along with numerous and sophisticated caravansaries made the Isfahan market an active element that the travelers were enthusiastic about it and carefully introduced in their travelogue.