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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. Take a look at our Bursa trip itinerary tool to schedule your visit to Ulu Cami and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • There is a fountain in the middle of the mosque interior. Legend has it that the piece of land where the fountain is located used to be owned by a Greek lady who did not relent her land being... 
    There is a fountain in the middle of the mosque interior. Legend has it that the piece of land where the fountain is located used to be owned by a Greek lady who did not relent her land being...  more »
  • The 20 domes and the awesome calligraphy on the walls, the perfect feeling to take ablution with the ice-cold water of Uludağ in the fountain inside the mosque, are among the mosque tombs that must... 
    The 20 domes and the awesome calligraphy on the walls, the perfect feeling to take ablution with the ice-cold water of Uludağ in the fountain inside the mosque, are among the mosque tombs that must...  more »
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  • The most astonishing and beautiful mosque in Turkey when talking about interior design and calligraphy.. It has the famous (Waw) drawing on one of the wall, along many verses written around the mosque in a very artistic and amazing way.. Definitely worth visiting..
  • Beautiful ottoman masjid. Amazing atmosphere. So peaceful in here. Bursa is more relaxed and authentic than Central Istanbul as not much tourists.

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