Beside the Ulu Cami is the Emir Han, used by many of Bursa's silk brokers. Camels from the silk caravans used to be corralled here and...
Behind the Ulu Cami, Bursa's sprawling Kapalı Çarşı is a great place to while away a few hours, especially if you find İstanbul's Grand...
Karagöz Travel Agency
Offers interesting local tours, including city excursions.
This central spot (which also claims to have created the İskender kebap) does hearty versions of the local favorite, at slightly cheaper...
Atatürk Caddesi · interesting places nearby
Ulu Camii information
This enormous Seljuk-style shrine (1396) is Bursa's most dominant and durable mosque. Sultan Beyazıt I built it in a monumental compromise – having pledged to build 20 mosques after defeating the Crusaders in the Battle of Nicopolis, he settled for one mosque, with 20 small domes. Outside, a massive minaret augments the domes, while giant square pillars and portals within are similarly impressive. The mimber (pulpit) boasts fine wood carvings, and the walls feature intricate calligraphy. Bursa's Karagöz shadow puppet theatre reportedly began with Ulu Camii's construction.