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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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  • The mosque was built by Bayezid I to celebrate the important victory over the crusader forces at Nicopolis. The mosque dates back to 1399, however it was possibly burned shortly after by Tamerlane... 
    The mosque was built by Bayezid I to celebrate the important victory over the crusader forces at Nicopolis. The mosque dates back to 1399, however it was possibly burned shortly after by Tamerlane...  more »
  • Must visit for all Bursa visitors. This is very rich culturally and very nicely preserved and well kept. 
    Must visit for all Bursa visitors. This is very rich culturally and very nicely preserved and well kept.  more »
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  • The grand mosque of bursa is huge. It was built with the size of 20 mosque in one which explained the size and the number of domes. The restoration works made the mosque looks new. Most of the structures are restored. There is a fountain in the middle of mosque but it is only for men.
  • A very beautiful mosque. You can really see the history here. It was built in 1399 which shows really different views of the architecture of the ottoman empire. I recommend visiting it and the area around as well.

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