Green Bursa Facts
One of the places to be seen in Bursa is the Yesil Cami (Green Mosque), with its carved marble doorway which is one of the best in Anatolia. It is an elaborate and significant building in the new Turkish style. Just opposite, is the Yesil Türbe (Green Tomb), set in a green garden with an enchanting exterior decorated with turquoise tiles.
Near the tomb, the Medrese complex (old theological school ) now houses the Ethnographical Museum which certainly deserves visiting. The Yildirim Beyazit Mosque is important as it is the first one built in the new Ottoman style and is accompanied by the Emir Sultan Mosque which lies in a peaceful setting.
The province is decorated with these monuments, each of which is a masterpiece. Here are the Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque) built in the Seljuk style, with impressive calligraphic wall decorations. The Orhan Gazi Mosque; the "Hisar", an attractive part of the province; the Mausoleums of Osman, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, and his son Orhan Gazi are other important sites to visit.
The Muradiye Complex has a delightful view with its mosque and tombs of important characters from the Ottoman era, and their tiles and charming decorations appeal to the sightseers. The Ottoman Museum offers a lively exhibit of the traditional life style of Ottomans.
Bursa has a borderline Mediterranean. Ulu Cami is the largest mosque in Bursa and a landmark of early Ottoman architecture. Inside the mosque there are 192 monumental wall inscriptions written by the famous calligraphers of that period.
More Attractions in Bursa Bursa Archaeology Museum, Bursa City Museum, Bursa Atatürk Museum, Bursa Turkish Architecture Museum, Uludağ National Park and Armistice of Mudanya Museum.
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