Hi Dear Friends;

Usually; I’m writing everything on this blog in Turkish. But I wanted to write to the city that I fell in love with all its details in English.

Bursa was the largest capital of the Ottoman Empire. It is beautiful with its green and it is a wonderful city where you will enjoy touring.

Bursa is not only a historic city but also a beautiful city with entertainment and nightlife. I was born and raised in Bursa and I can’t wait to tell you about this wonderful city where I live.


Bursa was home to hundreds of civilizations. Every civilization has lived its own wonderful works in Bursa.

Now I’m enjoying telling you this.

Since it will be quite a large article, you can reach the category you want from the “Table of Contents” (İçindekiler) section below.

I don’t want to tell about “how you can come to Bursa”.. Because of, you can use of all bus companies, ferry companies for easy come to Bursa

Let’s Start…

Places to Vısıt ın Bursa

Mosques, Shrines and Tombs


Bursa Ulucami Photo


Emir Sultan Mosque and Shrine

It was built by Hundi Hatun, the daughter of Emir Sultan’s wife, Yıldırım Bayezid, during the reign of Murat I. One of the most important historical buildings of Bursa, Emir Sultan Mosque was built as a single domed. The courtyard is larger and wider than mosques and tombs. The upper floor of the mosque is entered only from the outside. Inside the mosque, There are no examples of calligraphy inside if you look carefully. Made simply. It is an unwritten pulpit and has an inscription on the upper part and the crown. The mosque is rectangular and is a small mosque. But it is high and very bright because of the high windows. The windows are adorned with motifs and the mihrab is decorated in the 17th century with Iznik tiles. The fountain in the courtyard is the place where ablution is taken and resting is done. (1)

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Green Mosque and Green Tomb

Green Mosque ( Yeşil Cami )

Green Mosque, built between 1414 to 1419, is one of the most important works of Hacı İvaz Pasha. The mosque has an inverted T plan scheme and is covered with two domes. The mihrab of the mosque is adorned with Iznik tiles of the mahfili period and has a magnificent decoration. On the north side of the mosque, which is made of marble, there are four windows, two small mihrabs and four niches with railings on the top. The crown door at the entrance of the building is a unique product of stone carving. The last congregation place of the mosque could not be completed due to the death of Sultan Çelebi Mehmed.

Green Tomb ( Yeşil Türbe )

Yeşil Tomb, located in the south of Yeşil Mosque, was built by Çelebi Mehmed, son of Yıldırım Bayezid. (1421) was built in the year. The architect of the tomb is Hacı Ivaz Pasha. The tomb is an octagonal structure and it is a characteristic style with its high pulley and pointed dome. The building consists of a basement with crates and a vaulted basement that serves as crypto. The dome sits on an eight-sided pulley with a small window with pointed arches on each side. The transition to the dome is provided by a belt consisting of a series of prismatic triangles. It is adorned with mihrablets, shoe stands, stalactites on the door, inscription, sliced ​​dome, tiles of various colors and motifs on the right and left of the entrance to the north. Tiles are among the best examples of relief and glaze techniques. (2)

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Ulu Mosque ( Ulu Camii )

Bursa Ulu Mosque was built between 1396-1400 in the time of Yıldırım Bayezid in a large area where Orhan Gazi Park is located. It is the first of the multi-domed monumental buildings among the Ottoman mosques. The Ulu Mosque has 20 domes that sit on twelve large four-pointed pillars. After the 1396 victory of Yıldırım Bayezid, the construction of the Ulu Mosque was started. After the construction of the mosque, the first prayer was made by the congregation including Yıldırım Bayezid, Molla Fenari, and Emir Sultan. The first Imam of the Grand Mosque was Süleyman Çelebi, the author of Mevlid.

Inside the mosque, under the dome, the fountain has a sixteen-corner pool and a three-bowl fountain. The inscription on the Mimber door shows the end date of the mosque as 802 (1399-1400). The western minaret of the mosque, which has two minarets, was built by Yıldırım Beyazid and the eastern minaret was built by Çelebi Sultan Mehmed. The mosque, which was destroyed during the invasion of Timur, was repaired in these years and its biggest repair was made after the 1855 earthquake. Ulu Mosque, which is a unique structure in Ottoman architecture in terms of its construction style, is a rectangular building measuring 55 x 69 meters. The total internal area is 3,165 square meters. the Grand Mosque is the largest in Turkey. The dome in the middle of the mosque, which is covered with twenty domes on twelve legs, is open. In recent years, this opening has been covered with glass. The walls are completely built with smooth cut stone.

The black cover hanging high on the side of the eastern gate adjacent to the Imam room is the cover of the Kaaba gate. Yavuz Sultan Selim, who was the caliph after the Egyptian war, changed the cover of the Kaaba with the new cover sent from Istanbul. Yavuz brought the old cover to Bursa and gave it to the Ulu Mosque and carried it with his own hands. The cover, which has been embroidered with pure gold thread, has remained dark for centuries, but nowadays the verses can only be seen in bright light, as the mosque is dehumidified upon dehumidification. (3)

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Osmangazi & Orhangazi Tombs

Osman Gazi’s tomb, which was built in 1863 after being buried in the chapel of the Sainte Elie monastery on the will of Osman Gazi, who founded the Ottoman Empire, was built in the Osmangazi district of Bursa.

Moreover, the graves of many important dynasty descendants, such as Yıldırım Bayezid’s children, are located here.

Orhan Gazi’s Tomb and Osman Gazi’s Tomb are located on the tombs of Orhan Gazi and his family.

In 1863, the earthquake was ruined and the necessary intervention was made by Sultan Abdulaziz in 1863.

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Historical Bazaar and Market Area

Pirinç Hanı

Pirinç Han, which was built in 1508 by Abdullah’s son Ali and Yakup Shah bin Sultan Shah, recovered for some time with restoration work and then came into service as a shopping center.

There are various businesses in the inn, which welcomes its guests with tea gardens and cafes.

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Grand Bazaar ( Kapalı Çarşı )

Firstly, the Grand Bazaar, which serves under the name of Uzun Çarşı, includes businesses operating in many sectors such as clothing, eating, drinking, souvenirs and jewelry.

This bazaar, where you will encounter more jewelers, is located in the Hanlar Region, which has been in existence for more than 650 years.

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Other Hans

Also, you can find, Geyve han, Koza han, Fidan Han, Tuzhan was in same place.. Just you should walk 100-200 meters between those.

I tried to explain the most popular historical places of Bursa and I will continue.

Hope to see you in the next article;



1-) https://www.bursageziyorum.com/emir-sultan-cami-ve-turbesi/#2

2-) https://www.bursa.com.tr/yesil-kulliyesi-22595.html 

3-) https://www.kulturportali.gov.tr/turkiye/bursa/gezilecekyer/bursa-ulu-cami



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  1. Jelly Kevin 4 Ocak 2020 at 01:23

    Yeah. I looked something like that 🙂 Thx


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