Date : 2019 Monday 08 Apr
Code 269

Qari Bridge

Located in the northwestern part of Iran, East Azerbaijan province, Tabriz is the heart of Azerbaijan, the head, the symbol and the economy hub of Iran and the main connection path between two important continents, Asia and Europe, the capital of Islamic countries, and the glorious land.
On the occasion of arrival of Nowruz (Iranian New Year) and its coincidence with spring nature, you are all invited to visit Tabriz, the city of Firsts and Pioneers and get familiar with its outstanding cultural, historical, tourism and natural attractions of Tabriz. Let’s take a walk in Qari Bridge (Qari qorpousi).
Qari Bridge is one of the oldest and unique bridges of Tabriz related to Qajar era , and is a part of Seghat-ol-eslam street, connecting Bazaar of Tabriz to the northern districts of Tabriz, among them Sheshgelan and Davachi. During Pahlavi dynasty, a smaller bridge was built for the pedestrians. 
With 8 openings (arches), it was originally established on median chayi (Quri River) to connect shamsolemareh palace of Tabriz to northern parts of the city by the sponsorship of an elderly women (The word Qari means "elder woman" in Azerbaijani language).
Unique & firm architecture, beautiful arches, ram-headed capitals and precious lights are some of its important features.
Qari Bridge was registered as number 2921 in the list of Iran's national relics in 2000 due to its historical –architectural importance.