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Bazaar during Ottoman period
(Photo: Archive of N. Papatheodorou)
Open trade fair (bazaar) near the river-bank of Pinios (1910)
(Photo: Archive of L. Gourgioti)
Trade fair of agricultural machineries, Bazaar of Larissa, location of Alcazar (28th September 1954)
(Photo: Archive of A. Papakonstantinou)
Bazaar of Larissa (Alcazar, 1954)
(Photo: Archive of A. Papakonstantinou)
Bazaar of Larissa (Alcazar, 1965)
(Photo: Archive of A. Papakonstantinou)
Bazaar of Larissa (Alcazar, 1986)
(Photo: Archive of A. Papakonstantinou)
Aerial photography of the facilities of Bazaar at Neapoli district.
General view of the facilities at Neapoli district

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In the opening which is located easternly, southerly and southeasterly to the Bezesten, it was organized, from 1779, the weekly bazaar of Larissa, called, also, the Big Bazaar.

It is thought likely, without being documented that the Big Bazaar of Larissa was that result of the transformation of the first ottoman bazaar. The Bazaar of Larissa, a trade and animal fair, organized every now and then in the opening of Alcazar. Its duration was fifteen days, later on, was restricted to eight days.

A very unique event that took place was horse races, to them Larissa had a tradition; Thessalian ground provided these races with a special breed, the well known Thessalian breed of horses.

This kind of institution was alive- without being included the animal fair- until nowadays. Many social and economic activities are in their zenith these days. Bazaar constitutes a special type of economic practices; it provides the most fertile conditions for social interaction, connoisseurship and cultural exchanges.

In the wider framework of regenerating the institution of bazaar, municipal authorities were decided to transfer all the activities of the bazaar at Giannouli village. There was also a period that bazaar ceased and revived ten years before, under the initiative of the mayor K. Tzanakoulis.
Nowadays, bazaar of Larissa is organized at Neapoli district.