Ulu Camii in Bursa, Turkey.

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 build 20 mosques after defeating the Crusaders in the Battle of Nicopolis, he settled for one mosque with 20 small domes. Two massive minarets augment the domes, while the giant square pillars and portals within are similarly impressive. The minber (pulpit) boasts fine wood carvings, and the walls feature intricate calligraphy.

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1. 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…

2. Kapalı Çarşı

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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…

3. Eski Aynalı Çarşı

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Originally built in 1335 as the Orhanbey Hamamı (the bathhouse of the Orhan Cami Külliyesi), Eski Aynalı Çarşı is part of the historic Kapalı Çarşı and…

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. Koza Han

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The finely restored Koza Han, with its leafy inner courtyard filled with cafes, is the most popular place to break your market explorations. The…

6. Orhan Gazi Cami


Orhan Gazi Cami is centrally located near Bursa's sprawling central markets.

7. 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…

8. Eski Belediye

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The stately Eski Belediye stands between Atatürk Caddesi and Bursa's flower markets.