Description - وصف
The Bazarkan market in Sidon, or what is known as the "Ancient Market", is one of the most important and prominent monuments in Sidon.
The structure of this market 500 years ago, resisting the factors of time and development. It is characterized by its large area, crowded streets, and homogeneously distributed shops, with wooden doors studded with inscriptions displaying its various goods. The market extends from the "Al-Tahta Gate" in front of the sea castle in the west to the so-called "Al-Fawqa Gate" opposite the land castle in the south, parallel to the width of the "Al-Shakriya" street, which demarcates the former old city limits.
A “cocktail” is what is known about Bazarkan market due to the intertwining of shops, stalls, jewelry stores, gold and antiques, knitters, perfumers and kandarjis in harmony to form an integrated unit of the fabric of life, cooperation and love.
And not only that, but this market also includes some of the most important archaeological monuments in Sidon, including the Church of Saint Nicholas, the old building of the Aisha Umm al-Momineen School, Debbana Auda, the new bathroom and many others.
Bazarkan market is now one of the most important tourist and archaeological monuments in southern Lebanon, and despite the passage of more than five centuries since its establishment, this market has continued to preserve its urban and archaeological character, as it witnesses tourism and a wide attraction from different people and countries.