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Ulu Cami, Bursa

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Must see · Architectural Building · Religious Site
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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  • Masha’Allah, this mosque is beautiful both inside and out. The beautiful Islamic calligraphy and the water fountain inside the mosque are absolutely stunning!  more »
  • A strange interior full of inscription panels, an example of early Ottoman architecture that is lively with viistors  more »
  • Established 1399, Grand Mosque of Bursa represents early Ottoman history with its marvellous architecture and a mystical vibe. Please maintain silence inside and take your shoes off before entry. so beautiful and historical masjid ,
  • 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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