Statue of Osman


This statue, near Şehreküstü metro station on the eastern edge of the city centre, is a good landmark to get your bearings by.

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1. Clock Tower


This is the only surviving clock tower of a group of four that once crowned Bursa's old citadel district. The towers were also used as the city's fire…

2. Tombs of Sultans Osman & Orhan

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The tombs of Sultans Osman and Orhan, founders of the Ottoman Empire, are interred in a park at the summit of Bursa Citadel. The original structures were…

3. Bursa Citadel

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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 …

4. Bedesten

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The 14th-century Bedesten, built by Sultan Beyazıt I and reconstructed after an 1855 earthquake, is contained within Bursa's sprawling Kapalı Çarşı.

5. Kapalı Çarşı


Bursa's sprawling Kapalı Çarşı (Covered Market) complex is made up of several historic buildings strung out along Kapalı Çarşı Caddesi, the market's main…

6. Emir Han

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Camel caravans travelling the Silk Road to Bursa once lodged at Emir Han, entered at the rear of Ulu Cami. Drovers and merchants slept and did business…

7. Ulu Cami

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This enormous Seljuk-style mosque (1399) is central Bursa's dominating feature. Sultan Beyazıt I built it in a monumental compromise – having pledged to…

8. Fidanhan

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This han (caravanserai) is one of the calmest, leafiest corners of the busy bazaar area. It was constructed during Sultan Mehmet I's reign by the Grand…