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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. Take a look at our Bursa trip itinerary tool to schedule your visit to Ulu Cami and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Yok.az is there a future multi-storey car parking problem clock 7 tl every hour + € 1. Don't equate to hours of prayer. Don't forget to eat at the restaurants of the historic am famous Mall. ...
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  • One of the best value to render. Will be doing wudoo ' in the şadırvanı, the Kaaba door cover, writing verses on worship commissioned by the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid with large area to be ravishing a mosque. Bursa or falls your way definitely.
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  • A place to visit if one is already in Bursa, should :) Even just deswegeb there, we went with Bursa is in itself a beautiful city. Good visit!
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  • A must visit historical place in Bursa. Calligraphy is awesome. Only mosque in Turkey which has ablution fountain/ place inside the Prayer Hall. Great architecture. A peaceful location. Right outside the mosque there is Silk Market from where you can buy souvenirs for loved ones.
  • A magnificent heritage mosque , well maintained & protected . amazing huge building draws attention inside out with its unique majestic view. Recommended . NK
  • Unique architecture, if you happen to be in Bursa, must checkout this mosque, great atmosphere which gives you some sense into how this place was years back.
  • A must visit location in Bursa. Archatecture is amazing However try not to go when there are events on because it can be really busy.
  • The architecture and the calligraphy art on the walls, makes it more beautiful. Located in the city center of B-town. Truly peaceful location. You should visit if you are in B-town.

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Known for its thermal waters and proximity to the popular ski resort of Mount Uludağ, Bursa offers upscale accommodations with a price. Here you'll find mostly four-star hotels, including some international chains, all renowned for their spa offerings. If you want to explore the marketplaces of the early Ottoman era, it makes the most sense to stay right in town. If you're looking for a more budget-friendly alternative, check out the limited number of family-run hotels in town, or look to the guesthouses on the outskirts.
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