Bursa is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, has a long history that can be explored at practically every turn. But this city, which is also known for its food, beaches, bazaars, hot springs, and more, has a lot more to offer to visitors than just history.
Bursa’s Grand Bazaar is one of the city’s best spots for shopping. The city was known for producing high-quality silk goods during the Ottoman period, and fine ipek, or silk, can be found at Koza Han section which is located at the top level of the bazaar’s.
Throughout the rest of the bazaar, you’ll also find vendors selling shoes, clothing, bags, and souvenirs, as well as dried fruits, nuts, locally-produced cheeses and honeys, and a wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Green Mosque
Green Mosque is a central part of a large complex located on the east side of the former capital of the Ottoman State. The complex consists of a mosque, tomb, madrasah, kitchen and bath. Breathtaking blueish green interior tile decorations named the Mosque complex and all neighborhood as Green Mosque & Green Neighborhood
The Green Mosque is often seen as the culmination of the early Ottoman architectural style, mainly due to the level of aesthetic and technical mastery displayed within the mosque The Green Mosque was built by Sultan Çelebi Mehmed, who ruled from 1413 to 1421, after a fight against his brothers to reunite the Ottoman State. Mehmed I was buried in a mausoleum, called the Green Tomb, commissioned by his son and successor, Murad the II.
The Green Mosque is now a popular tourist destination in Bursa, which was recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Grand mosque was built between 1396 and 1400 by Sultan Yıldırım Bayazit right in city center with its twenty domes and two minarets represents the most beautiful example of the early Ottoman Architacture. The white, black, and gold interior of the mosque is spacious and dimly, which gives the mosque a serene and somewhat intimate atmosphere.
Old City Wall
A fifteen minutes, uphill walk west from the Grand Mosque will take you to the the only surviving remains of the old city wall of the former citadel and the city gate called Hisar Gate for the best overlooking view of Bursa
Uludağ the ancient Mysian / Bithynian Olympus with an elevation of 2,543 m (8,343 ft).is a mountain in Bursa Province. Throughout the Middle Ages, it contained hermitages and monasteries: “The rise of this monastic centre in the 8th c. and its prestige up to the 11th are linked to the resistance of numerous monks to the policy of the iconoclast emperors and then to a latent opposition to the urban, Constantinopolitan monasticism of the Studites.” One of the greatest monks of the Christian East, the wonder-working Byzantine monk Saint Joannicius the Great, lived as a hermit on this mountain.
Mt. Uludağ is the highest mountain of the Marmara region. Its highest peak is Kartaltepe at 2,543 m (8,343 ft). To the north are high plateaus: Sarıalan, Kirazlıyayla, Kadıyayla, and Sobra. The area is a popular center for winter sports such as skiing, and a national park of rich flora and fauna. Summer activities, such as trekking and camping, also are popular.