Emirsultan, a Flame Among the Cypresses

    Emirsultan, with minarets racing with cypresses towardsthe sky, and its district; appears on a hill ofBursa overlooking Uluda¤. Emirsultan district, justlike the place of its founder in hearts of people, hasbeen situated at a higher than the ground level withall… READ »

    Green Tomb, The SiteWhere Death is Blessed

    “Suns born and dieUnder the golden domes of BursaOver a hill at YefliltepeÇelebi Mehmet lies.”The Green Tomb mentioned in beautiful verses ofSuat Arsal, is undoubtedly one of the symbols ofBursa. One of the most beautiful districts of Bursais named after… READ »

    Muradiye, “The Bitter Fruitof Patience”

    “In this extremely quiet and dreamlike site whichconstitutes Bursa, there is especially one more place.The cemetery around mosque of Muradiye…There are tombs of a few former sultans lyinghere under the shadow of high planetrees and towerlikecypresses.” (Pierre Loti, 1924).Undoubtedly, the… READ »

    Tophane, “fiol Gümüfllü Kubbe”(Silvered Dome)

    Osman Gazi had died before conquering Bursa in1324. Before his death, he had bequeathed to be buriedto the Gümüfllü Kubbe which can be seen evenfrom far. Gümüfllü Kubbe was the monastery of SaintHelie where Osman and Orhan Gazi were buried.It… READ »

    Ulu Mosque(Grand Mosque)

    The mosque had had been built by Y›ld›r›m Beyazidin 1400. Ulucami, with its twenty domes restingon twelve feet, is the most important historical placeat the city center. Walls of the mosque had beenbuilt by using all smooth, cut stones. Minbar… READ »

    Pirinç Inn

    Pirinç Inn was built by Sultan Bayez›d II in 1508 tocollect charity. It was built around a large gardenwith two-storey arcades and rooms behind them.There are 38 rooms upstairs and 40 rooms downstairs.There is a historical plane-tree of 7.10 m…. READ »

    Koza Inn

    The “Koza Inn” situated between Ulucami (Ulumosque) and Orhan Mosque, was built by Bayez›dII in 1490 in order to receive income for works ofcharity. This is the most beautiful and most frequentlyused two-storey inn of Bursa. The inn is locatedaround… READ »

    Çekirge Hammam

    It was built in 1365 and its walls were covered withcut stones and bricks. The domes were later coveredby concrete externally. Çekirge Hammam(Bathhouse) is under protection like some other historicalbathouses built before 1389 such as; Nal›nc›lar (Tah›l) Bathhouse, Ördekli and… READ »

    A Synthesis In Architecture

    The similarity between the early Ottoman periodarchitecture and late Byzantine architecture, is indeedvery significant. Because the Anatolian Greeksworking for Byzantines worked for Ottomansafter the conquest of Bursa. This event, in time,bred an Ottoman synthesis influenced by Turkishand Islamic way of… READ »

    İznik, the City Blessedby the Gods

    Delbeuf, upon visiting the magical city of ‹znik hassaid the following words: “I don’t think there can bea city which can voice the memories of past as livelyas here”. ‹znik city is one of the foremost touristicplaces of Bursa.‹znik is… READ »

    Alternative TourismFaith Tourism

    Bursa is the leading city of which have hostedmany civilisations and religions. There are manymonuments of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism inBursa. The 1st and the 7th Consuls dated respectivelyto 325 and 787 assembled in ‹znik. ‹znik isone of the 8… READ »


    Uludag, the cradle of winter tourism and skiing, isbeing used as a trekking area in summer. Thus, ithas been opened to tourism in all seasons of the year.Uluda¤ embraces a different view by melting ofthe snow-covered hills due to summer… READ »

    Thermal Tourism andThermal Springs

    For centuries, people around the world have cometo thermal springs of Bursa to find a cure for theirdisease. Dr. Bernard, an investigator, was the firstto write that each thermal spring of Bursa is goodfor different diseases.FROM PRUSA TO BURSA 116Ayasofya… READ »

    Fair TourismTÜYAP Bursa InternationalFair and Congress Centre

    This centre, managed by TÜYAP Bursa Fuarc›l›, is the largest fair and congress centre of SouthMarmara. It covers 119 m2 total area and includes15.000 m2 covered space and 20.000 m2 open spaceand presents international quality fair services. Itencompasses two fair… READ »

    Street of the Nights; Arap Şükrü

    The most important type of entertainment in Bursais the promenade culture. The lively and greenpromenades all around the city and surroundingshave been the most important places of entertainmentfor the people of Bursa. Promenades such asTemenyeri, P›narbafl›, Veyselkarani, Acemler andGeçit gibi… READ »

    Theatre in the Midst of Bursa

    The first theatre outside Istanbul was founded inBursa by Ahmet Vefik Pafla and opened its curtainsin 1880. After Ahmet Vefik Pafla had retired fromgovernorship, Theatre of Bursa suspended its activitiesfor a long time. For a period of time, the theatricalacitivities… READ »

    Open-Air Theatre

    The open-ait theatre is located to the North of Kültürpark.It was built in the beginning of 1980s. Itsconstruction was finished very rapidly in order torealize the activities of International Bursa Festivalall together.The steel-construction covering the roof was builtafterwards. It has… READ »


    Bursa, due to its rich and deep historical identity, isa library-rich city. Just beside the Provincial PublicLibrary at ‹pekçilik street, Library of Bursa MetropolitanMunicipality, opened in 1998, continues toserve public.In ‹nebey Manuscripts and Old Printed Books Library,where books belonging to… READ »

    MuseumsBursa City Museum

    The City Library of Bursa, opened to visitors onFebruary 14, 2004, in a city which has been the leadingcity in formation and development of Anatolianand Ottoman Culture, reflects all this gloriousrichness of history and culture to the visitor citizensand tourists… READ »

    Uluumay Ottoman Folk Clothes And Jewelery Museum

    The museum was opened in Ahmet Pafla Madrasahon September 18, 2004, and the Ottoman clothesand jewelery of the Esat Uluumay which have noother example in our country, are exhibited. Thereare 79 clothes and 400 pieces of ethnographic jeweleryexhibited in the… READ »

    Archaelogical Museum

    It serves in a modern building in Kültürpark, andcovers an area of 3.500 m2. There are 4 exhibitionhalls, galleries, and a garden as well as a warehouse,photography room, and library. The main sectionsof the museum is as follows: Art Gallery,… READ »

    Hüsnü Züber House,A Living Museum

    The 19th century Ottoman house, served as a StateHostel first and as Russian Consulate afterwards,was restorated by Hüsnü Züber and opened to tourismby Bursa Metropolitan Municipality in 1992.In the museum, the yakma-da¤lama (a method ofwood engraving and processing) collection of… READ »

    Forestry Museum

    It is the first and only forestry museum of Turkey.It is situated at the Çekirge street inside the buildingknown as Saatçi Mansion and opened in 1989. Thereare more approximately 2.000 objects exhibitedin the museum including especially animal andplant fossils, devices… READ »

    Museum of the 17thCentury Ottoman House

    Museum of the 17thCentury Ottoman HouseIt is assumed that in place of wooden house situatedin front of the Külliye of Murad II in Muradiyedistrict, a mansion of Sultan Murat II was present.Today’s house bears the style of the 17th century… READ »

    The Museum of Turkishand Islamic Art(Green Madrasah)

    Green Madrasah, in which first pieces of archaelogicalmuseum were exhibited, was re-planned in1972 and began to serve as the Museum of Turkishand Islamic Art in 1975. In the museum works datingfrom the 12th century to the 20th century areexhibited such… READ »

    The Museum of Mudanya Armistice House

    This is the place where the ceasefire between theTBMM and enemy forces, finishing the Turk-Greekwar on October 11, 1922, was signed. The mansion,situated on the Mudanya Road reflecting the19th century Art Nouveau style, had been used as amuseum since 1937…. READ »

    Hünkar Mansion

    The mansion, situated in Temenyeri district at thehillside of Uluda¤, was built for Sultan Abdulmecit.This elegant building is abundant with adornmentsexternally and internally. This mansion was built ina very short time, 15 days, in French imperial style.Sultan Abdulaziz, upon his… READ »

    Tofaş Anatolian Cars Museum

    Tofaş Anatolian Cars Museum, opened in an abandonedsilk processing factory covering 30.000 m2area contributed by Metropolitan Municipality, isthe first and only in its field. The old cars used inAnatolia are being exhibited in the museum. Thestory of a development from… READ »

    Activities and FestivalsCultural Organizations

    International Cultural Organizations are successfullyhosted at Bursa and they contribute significantlyto Bursa becoming a city renowned worldwide.Along with “45th International Bursa Festival”where number of spectators was at a record leveland “20th International Golden Karagöz Folk DancesCompetition” which gathered together the… READ »

    An Art Activity Became ClassicalBursa Festival

    The arrangement of Ya¤c›lar P›nar› Mevkii, whichwas known for its natural beauty and solitude, as apark area was the begining of the foundation ofBursa Festival and since 1963 it has been organizedwith the name of Bursa Festival. The festival achievedtoday’s… READ »