Yeşil Türbe

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Yeşil Türbe information

Location
Bursa , Turkey
Address
Yeşil Caddesi
Opening hours
8am-noon & 1-5pm
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The mausoleum of fifth Ottoman sultan Mehmed I Çelebi (and several of his children) stands in a cypress-trimmed park opposite Yeşil Camii. During his short rule (1413–21), he re-united a fractured empire following the Mongols' 1402 invasion. Despite its name, the türbe is not green; the blue Kütahya tiles outside postdate the 1855 earthquake. The structure has a sublime, simple beauty, the original interior tiles exemplifying 15th-century decor. There is also an impressive tiled mihrab .