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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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 19, 2017
    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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  • Unrivaled collection of calligraphy on the walls. The fountain in the center adds soothing sound effects.
  • One of the icons of Bursa. Absolutely beautiful mosque. The architecture and calligraphy and art makes must visit place
  • The crowdest jumu'ah prayer I've ever attend in Turkey, really something to experience 😃😃😃
  • Tranquility inside mosque... very calm
  • Breathtaking mosque, must visit if you are near

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Where to stay in Bursa

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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