April 15, 2021
Saraye Moshir is a beautiful market in Shiraz, which is located in the southeast of Vakil Bazaar. Saraye Moshir or Saraye Golshan dates back to the reign of Fath Ali Shah Qajar and Abul Hassan Khan Moshir al-Molk, the Minister of Fars at the time, ordered the construction of this complex. If you are entering Saraye Moshir for the first time, you will probably not be able to tell it apart from Vakil Bazaar, since its architecture is very similar to this old market. But what sets Saraye Moshir apart from Vakil Bazaar is the courtyard, which is located in the middle of the vestibule and boasts a pond in the center and beautiful sour orange trees. The brick terraces in the entrance hall of the bazaar illustrate stories of Khosrow and Shirin and Yousef and Zulaikha in the form of seven-color tiles. Other features of the building include the roof of the units, which are made in the form of a multiplicative arch without the use of timber.
If you want to buy handicrafts in Fars province, Saraye Moshir is an ideal destination for you. Some of the arts and crafts in this market include inlaying, mosaics, engraving, gold and copper engraving and weaving.
Today, Moshir Bazaar has a special reputation due to the influx of tourists who have come to the center of Shiraz, and also because of its handicrafts market. Saraye Moshir is the main center of handicrafts in Shiraz, such as inlaying, cutting precious stones, engraving on gold and silver, mosaic work, weaving, making silver and gold jewelry, engraving on copper and brass, painting on wood and pottery, sewing local clothes, pottery and others.