Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Bursa

Muradiye Complex

Set in a shady park, this Ottoman-era complex incorporates a handsome medrese (seminary; 1426) and the equally handsome Sultan Murat II (Muradiye) Camii (also 1426), but its most interesting elements are the 13 impe…
Top Choice Mosque in Bursa

Yeşil Camii

Built for Mehmet I, the Yeşil (Green) Camii was completed in 1422 and represents a departure from the previous, Persian-influenced Seljuk architecture that dominated Bursa. Exemplifying Ottoman stylings, it contains…
Top Choice Mosque in Bursa

Ulu Camii

This enormous Seljuk-style shrine (1399) 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 Ba…
Historic Building in Bursa

Yeşil Türbe

The mausoleum of 5th Ottoman sultan Mehmed I Çelebi (and several of his children) stands in a cypress-trimmed park opposite Yeşil Camii (Green Mosque). During his short rule (1413–21), he reunited a fractured empire…
Mosque in Bursa

Emir Sultan Camii

An early Ottoman mosque, the 14th-century Emir Sultan Camii was named for Sultan Bayezit I's son-in-law and adviser, a Persian scholar-dervish. Today's structure reflects renovations made after an earthquake in 1766…
Castle in Bursa

Bursa Citadel

Some ramparts and walls still survive on the steep cliff that is the site of Bursa's citadel and its oldest neighbourhood, Tophane. Walk up Orhan Gazi (Yiğitler) Caddesi to reach the Hisar (Fortress). On the summit,…
Tomb in Bursa

Muradiye Tombs

Muradiye cemetery's 12 tombs (dating from the 15th and 16th centuries) include that of Sultan Murat II (r 1421–51). Murat did the hard work, annexing territories from enemy states during his reign, setting the scene…
Museum in Bursa

Bursa City Museum

Chronicling Bursa's history from the earliest sultans, their military campaigns and their ornate firearms to more recent characters such as Tarzan impersonator Ali Atay, this lively museum mixes cultural and ethnogr…
Market in Bursa

Kapalı Çarşı

Bursa's sprawling Kapalı Çarşı (Covered Market) contains the 14th-century Bedesten, built by Sultan Beyazıt I (reconstructed after an 1855 earthquake), and the Eski Aynalı Çarşı, originally the Orhanbey Hamamı. Buil…
Museum in Bursa

Karagöz Museum

The collection at Bursa's Karagöz Museum includes magnificent Turkish, Uzbek, Russian and Romanian puppets and puppet-making tools. There are also regular puppet performances, usually at 11am on Wednesdays. Check wi…