During the previous decades with the facilitation of traveling to different cities, the journeys of pilgrimage to Mashhad have dramatically increased. This increment in the number of tourists and population of the city was followed by the need to have several shopping centers and bazaars in this city. Due to the mentioned reason, in 1976 a bazaar was constructed on the southern side of the holy shrine of Imam Reza which was named “Reza Bazaar”.
Reza Bazaar is designed in the traditional Iranian manner and is a two-story bazaar with an area of 72000 in the infrastructure which contains 2096 shops. The length of the bazaar (considering both floors) is approximately 3 km. the first floor is a place for selling handicrafts and the second floor is considered for small workshops for manufacturing handicrafts, designing golden jewelries, designing rings and etc. in 2011 a mechanized parking was constructed for the complex.
Reza Bazaar is located between the holy shrine of Imam Reza and the Baba Ghodrat tourist complex. One of the entrances is located in 17 Shahrivar square in which the subway has a station (17 Shahrivar station). Another entrance is located in Beyt-ol-Moghadas square which is the closest square to the holy shrine of Imam Reza.