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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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  • The historical and spiritual heritage of Bursa Ulu mosque, must-see, visiting the peace within my bite, people. The historic Grand Bazaar, shops around, shopping, historic inns, are the spectacular sights of the capital of Bursa Fitzroy,
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  • Clean (many at the mosque carpets can smell but this is not one of them the Mosque) and well maintained. Those who are interested in history and architecture-what religion they are-I would recommend them to see.
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  • You can tell how much is imposing from the outside as soon as you read in the Quran you have the perfect design in a very deep drags in the middle of spiritual little pool fountain and the different available in a story again told his Egyptian sultan selimin time the Kaaba door cover excellent worth
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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.