Historical Bazaar of Kashan
One of the most important historical and visitable monuments in Kashan is the historical bazaar of Kashan that has included more than 40 historical buildings in itselfand its south entrance is Kamal al-Molk Square and its north entrance is the beginning of Darvazeh Dowlat Square.
The historical bazaar in Kashan includes orders (the main path of bazaar), categories (different classes), corridors, Khan house (a merchant house that had the general role of sales), Khanbar or Kalanbar (a place for collecting and storing goods and manipulating them), Timcheh (the center of several houses or merchant houses), Kaisarieh (a place with a separate door to do art and delicate works like goldsmiths and needle works) and stores.
There are orders such as coppersmiths, goldsmiths, shoemakers, mercers and small markets of Mianchal, Malek, banks, dyers, mosques, boqehs, inns, timchehs, baths and numerous cisterns in this bazaar, each of which has joined the main body of the bazaar in different periods.
Customs and New Inns, Naraqi Houses, Khan Bath, Zarkesh Serra, Qomi Serra, Kaisarieh, Cistern Serra, square Serra, Haj Mohammad Sadeq Timcheh, the beautiful and famous Timcheh of Amino l-Dowleh, Mianchal Mosque and School, Tabrizi Mosque, Malek Serra, Seyyed Agha Timcheh, Shoemakers and Pilgrim Mosque and Chain Door Cistern form a part of the historical bazaar of Kashan.
The main historical background of Kashan Bazaar is for Buyids and then Seljuks. However, its prosperous period was in Safavid era, especially Shah Abbas Safacvi time.
The monument is registered on 8th of Shahrivar 1255 as one of Iran’s national monuments with registration number 1284.