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Ulu Cami, Bursa

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View one of the most extensive collections of Islamic calligraphy in the world at Ulu Cami, the largest mosque in the area and a landmark of early Ottoman architecture. Built in the Seljuk style by renowned architect Ali Neccar between 1396 and 1399, the large rectangular building has two minarets and 20 domes in four rows of five, supported by 12 columns. Visit the fountain inside the mosque, where worshippers perform a ritual cleansing of the hands before prayer. The dome over the fountain features a skylight that illuminates the fountain and its surroundings. Admire the 192 monumental inscriptions on the walls, columns, and plates, written by famous Ottoman calligraphers. Be sure to remain considerate to those praying, given that services regularly occur, even though the mosque is open to the public. Note also that women should cover their heads with a scarf when entering any mosque. Put Ulu Cami and other Bursa attractions into our Bursa vacation trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • So by this beauty still an older structure activity stops. Looking at the period where a really hard structure
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  • Bursa Ataturk Street, right next to the Grand Bazaar Closed. Bursa is the center point. Bursa Ulu Mosque is the first that comes to mind is mentioned. Divinity is one of the best always. Islamism as the fifth highest grade authorities. Twenty twenty is a domed mosque built instead of mosques. There are studies of the calligraphy and all of them are very rich stories. Check whether there is enough, for spirituality Ullah on we should feel.
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  • For the first time I visited a mosque, which has a large fountain in the Interior. The calligraphy radiate a beauty that cannot be described with words.
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  • Muhteşem atmosferi var
  • A must see place in Bursa. There is a beautiful fountain inside the mosque. Makes it a unique experience. Spend sometime inside, relaxing and enjoying the peace.
  • One of the most wonderful I've ever seen, the Arabic calligraphy in the mosque is great.
  • Must visit! Beautiful fountain inside the mosque. You can do ablution inside the mosque
  • Beautiful mosque! A must visit. The mosque has a huge fountain in the middle which really relaxes the environment. The art hung up all around the mosque is beautiful as well and it is a really nice place to sit down and reflect. To reflect on the Asian/Ottoman empire's greatness, art, and architecture.