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    Bursa

    Koza Inn

    In 1492, It was built by Bayezıt II to generate income for its mosque and madrasah in İstanbul. It was established on a wide area between the Orhan Mosque and the Ulu Mosque. The Han, which is mostly built with ashlar masonry and sometimes brick, has two floors and the front of the rooms is a portico. The portico consists of 40 concrete domes. Koza Inn has a total of 95 rooms, 50 on the upper floor and 45 on the lower floor. All  the rooms on the upper floor are used as shops to sell silk and silk products. There is a door opening to the south on the upper floor and doors opening to the Orhan Mosque side and the covered bazaar in the north. The large stone door opening to the north is decorated with turquoise tiles. There is a domed mosque with six fountains in its courtyard. The architect of the inn is Abdül-Ula Bin Pulad Shah, and the master of construction is Şuca Bin Karaca. Koza Inn, known by names such as Han-ı Cedid-i Evvel, Simkeş, Beylik, Yeni Kervansaray, Cedid-i Amire, is now the silk and trade center of Bursa as it used to be.

    Muradiye Complex

    The Muradiye Complex is the last one built by the Ottoman sultans in Bursa. The Kulliye, built by Murad II between June 1425 and November 1426, contains a mosque, a madrasa, an imaret, a hamam and tombs. In the vast garden, there are tombs belonging to Murad II and his family members.

    Ulu Mosque

    Bursa Ulu Mosque was built on a large area where Orhan Gazi Park is located, during the time of Yıldırım Bayezid, between 1396-1400. It is the first of the multi-domed monumental structures among Ottoman mosques. Ulu Mosque has 20 domes sitting on twelve large square pillars. The construction had started after Yıldırım Bayezid's 1396 Niğbolu victory. The inscription on the Minber door shows the completion date of the mosque as 802 (1399-1400). The western minaret of the mosque, which has two minarets, was built during the time of Yıldırım Beyazid, and the eastern one was built by Çelebi Sultan Mehmed. The Ulu Mosque is one of the largest in Türkiye.

    The high and simple muezzin gallery, which spreads over elegant eight columns, was built in 1549. The stone pavement, carved from a round single piece of marble, placed on the pillar opposite the pilgrimage, was built in 1815. Under most of the plates that decorate the interior walls of the Ulu Mosque, there is the signature of the calligrapher. There are 192 works in the form of 87 plates written on the wall by 41 different calligraphers in the mosque with 13 different characters. In addition, there are antique clocks, candlesticks and the Qur'ans.

    Green Mosque

    Located in the Yeşil district, the mosque was built in 1419 by Çelebi Sultan Mehmed. Green Mosque, which is one of the "Inverted T" plan mosques, is one of the most beautiful historical buildings of Türkiye as well as Bursa. The architect of the mosque is Hacı İvaz Pasha.

    The crown door at the entrance of Green Mosque, is a beautiful product of Turkish stone carving. The mukarnas  is extraordinarily beautiful. Green stone and marble were used in the door arch. Most of the interior is covered with tiles. The  walls, ceilings, vaults and transition iwans are all covered with tiles. One of the most precious examples of tile work in the mosque is its mihrab, which is more than ten meters high. The mihrab, which includes flowers with various geometric motifs, is one of the most beautiful details in the mosque.

    Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum

    Green Madrasa, one of the first Ottoman madrasas, is also known as Sultaniye Madrasa, hosts tile and ceramic works from the Seljuk, Beylik and Ottoman periods (İznik, Kütahya) dating from the 13th to the 20th centuries, wood, carved and inlaid works, examples of Turkish metal art, tombak and other metal works, Seljuk and Ottoman coins, traditional Turkish handicrafts and clothes.

    Soğanlı Botanical Park

    Soğanlı Botanical Park covers an area of 400 acres and  is open to herbal research and scientific studies, has been a first degree site since its establishment in 1998. There are 150 species of trees, 27 types of roses, 76 types of shrubs, 20 types of cover plants in the park, which includes sections such as the Japanese Garden, the French Garden, the English Garden, the rose garden, the rock garden, the scented plants garden, the shaped plants garden. Again, within the park, there is a section where 17-19th century Bursa mansions serving as a hotel and restaurant are modeled. In addition to activity areas such as jogging and walking tracks, sports fields, bicycle tracks, children's playgrounds, automobile tracks, and sports equipment, there is also an artificial pond in the Soğanlı Botanical Park.

    Irgandı Bridge

    It is located in the south of Boyacı Kulluğu Bridge. This stone bridge, which is the only bridge between the Ottomans, it is believed that it was built by the merchant Hodja Muslihuddin, son of Irgandı Ali, to Timurtaş, son of Abdullah, whom Hacı İvaz Pasha witnessed in his endowment, in the time of II. Murad, in 1442. In the Seyahatname of Evliya Çelebi, who came to Bursa in 1640 after the Celali Uprisings, it is stated that there were 200 shops on the bridge, but in reality, there were 32 shops on both sides of the bridge, one of them on the northeast end was separated from the mosque, the only one carrying the bridge.

    Hüdavendigar Mosque

    The tomb located in the northwest of Hüdavendigar Mosque was built by Yıldırım Beyazid, son of Murat I. The tomb, which was completely destroyed in the earthquake of 1854, was built differently from its original state. It took its current form during the reign of Abdülhamit II (1676-1909). In the middle of the octagonal dome, there is the sarcophagus of Murad I in brass railings. Apart from the sarcophagus of Murat I, there are seven more sarcophagi in the tomb.

    Emir Sultan Mosque

    Emir Sultan Mosque was built by Hundi Hatun, daughter of Yıldırım Bayezıt and wife of Emir Sultan, upon the death of Emir Sultan, at the beginning of the 15th century, on a hill on the slopes of Uludag, east of Bursa.

    The only dome of the mosque rests on an octagonal frame. The mihrab is decorated with 17th century İznik tiles, but was rebuilt in marble during repairs and has columns with Corinthian capitals on both sides. The courtyard of the mosque is reached by going through the door between the two columns after climbing the stairs on the west.

    İznik

    İznik (ancient Nicaea) is a beautiful town on the  lakeside offering rich natural and historical attractions. At one time it was considered as a holy city throughout Christendom compared  only  with Jerusalem and the Vatican City due to the fact that it was here in Nicaea, the famous “Nicene Creed” was issued.  The 1st and 7th Ecumenical Councils dated to 325 and 787 were held in İznik/Nicaea. İznik is one of the 8 pilgrimage centers in Türkiye.

    In İznik, you can visit Hagia Sophia and the Roman Theatre and visit some ceramic workshops to learn the secrets of the famous İznık tiles. Sunbathing and swimming off the beaches on the banks of the lake and eating the local fish caught from the lake are highly recommended. İznik is in the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List.

    Gölyazı Village

    Gölyazı Village of Bursa is a unique beauty where nature and history come together on the shores of Lake Uluabat. Known as Apolyont in ancient times, this lovely village is where examples of traditional residential architecture can be seen.

    Byzantine and Ottoman styles are intertwined. Trees that are submerged due to rising waters in spring, ducks soaring in these waters, pelicans, storks that nest on the roofs every spring, narrow and clean streets with cobblestone and friendly hospitable villagers; is just a few of the beauties. Ulubat Lake, which has gained the status of an important Bird sanctuary, is an important breeding area for birds like pygmy cormorants, pied heron and spoonbill.