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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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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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  • Amazing calligraphies with Neo-Ottoman handworks around. Wide space to pray. Also contains cloth covering of Kaabah made in 16th century.  more »
  • A must-see on your visit to Bursa. The architecture is extraordinary and the entire complex has so many fascinating details. As always, avoid arriving at prayer times and dress conservatively. Combine...  more »
  • One of Bursa's landmarks. Anyone should make sure to pay a visit while in the area. Also stop by at the bazaar right by it if you are into towels and silver mainly...  more »
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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