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1. Grand Mosque of Bursa

Grand Mosque of Bursa

15 km
from city center
1 out of 20
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The Grand Mosque (Ulu Cami) of Bursa holds a significant history of the Islamic Ottoman Era. The mosque’s unique feature is its architecture. Ulu Cami has the world’s topmost calligraphy collection, with over 192 inscriptions on the walls, pillars and plates.

2. Silk Shopping at Koza Han

Silk Shopping at Koza Han

15 km
from city center
2 out of 20
Things To Do in Bursa

Koza Han translates to ‘inn of the silk cocoon' and once was a caravanserai in old Bursa, which was the centre of silk produce and trade. Today, the courtyard is used as a bazaar selling various silk products and other items. There are more than 100 rooms, including some which were former horse stables or storage units.

3. Green Mosque Bursa

Green Mosque Bursa

16 km
from city center
3 out of 20
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Green Mosque (Yesil Camil) is a 15th-century mosque located on East Bursa, on a hilltop near the Green Tomb, overlooking the city. The mosque is a part of the Kulliye complex, which includes the mosque, kitchen, a madrasah (Islamic school), royal burials, and a Hammam (Turkish bath). The mosque's interior is built with turquoise tiles, which gives it its name.The Green Mosque is open to the public from all religions, though the prayer halls will be closed during the time of Namaz.

4. Bursa Teleferik

Bursa Teleferik

17 km
from city center
4 out of 20
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The Bursa Uludag Gondola, locally known as Teleferik, is an aerial tramway that connects the city of Bursa to Uludag National Park and the skiing resort. It is the world's longest gondola lift line, stretching over 8.8 kilometres. The tram begins at Teferruc and ends at Oteller. There are also VIP cabins in the cable car.

5. Skiing at Uludag

Skiing at Uludag

20 km
from city center
5 out of 20
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Uludag National Park is Turkey’s leading centre for winter sports and skiing. The area is covered with snow for 178 days. It also withholds the famous Mount Uludag (the highest point in the Marmara region), the Aras Waterfalls and magnificent glaciers. Skiing, snowboarding, bigfoot and snowmobiling are the most common winter sports here.

6. Cumalikizik

Cumalikizik

24 km
from city center
6 out of 20
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Cumalikizik is a small village in Bursa that preserves the ancient Ottoman architecture and is the heart of nature. It houses the Cumalikizik Ethnography Museum, which has a collection of ancient goods, tools, weapons and kitchen utensils. You will also find Turkish baths, fountains and a mosque that was built over 300 years ago.

7. Muradiye Complex

Muradiye Complex

14 km
from city center
7 out of 20
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The Complex of Sultan Murad II, better known as Muradiye Complex, is a UNESCO world heritage site. It contains a mosque, madrasa, soup kitchen, hammam and 12 tombs. It was built by Sultan Murad II— an Ottoman Sultan of Bursa.

8. Whirling Dervish Ceremony

Whirling Dervish Ceremony

15 km
from city center
8 out of 20
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Whirling Dervish is performed by the members of the Sufi fraternity when they elaborately whirl, as it is said to achieve a release of the soul from earthly ties. This can be witnessed live in Bursa. You can watch this happen at the Karabaş-i Veli Culture Centre.

9. Bursa Grand Bazaar

Bursa Grand Bazaar

15 km
from city center
9 out of 20
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The Bursa Grand Bazaar, situated in the Osmangazi district, is one of the oldest bazaars in Bursa. The most common items sold are textile products like shoes, bags and clothes. There are over 130 shops, and the bazaar is marked as a world heritage site by UNESCO for its 700 years plus history.

10. Visit a Hamam

Visit a Hamam

13 km
from city center
10 out of 20
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Hammam or Turkish baths are the world-famous steam baths from Turkey. It is a must-try at Bursa as many places in the city offer authentic Turkish baths. Some of the best hammams in Bursa are Tarihi Demirtas Pasa Hamami, Carsi Hamami, Muradiye Hamami and Koy Hamami.

11. Karagoz Museum

Karagoz Museum

12 km
from city center
11 out of 20
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The Karagoz Museum intends to showcase Karagoz and Hacivat- a form of Turkish shadow theatre. It is the only Karagoz museum in the entire country. It has two galleries, one of which presents itself with the history of shadow puppetry. The second gallery displays 61 Karagoz puppets that were collected from traditional shadow puppet theatres.

12. Emir Sultan Mosque

Emir Sultan Mosque

17 km
from city center
12 out of 20
Things To Do in Bursa

Emir Sultan Mosque was built in memory of Emir Sultan- a famous thinker in the world of Islam and mysticism. His tomb remains in the mosque. The mosque was reconstructed twice, in the 18th century, in Ottoman rococo style. Its most significant features are the ogee arch, courtyard and marble fountain.

13. Bursa Zoo

Bursa Zoo

13 out of 20
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The Bursa Zoo covers about 20 hectares of green land and houses over 1300 animals of 130 different species. It is situated next to Botanik Park. Bursa Zoo’s special feature is the African savannah habitat for giraffes, zebras, ostriches, and storks to roam freely on grassy lands.

14. Bursa City Museum

Bursa City Museum

15 km
from city center
14 out of 20
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Bursa City Museum is a history museum with dioramas of traditional workshops, artefacts & other kinds of exhibits. The museum has three floors. The first showcases a historic artisan street to show Bursa's commercial life, with their popular silk production.

15. Bursa Archaeological Museum

Bursa Archaeological Museum

13 km
from city center
15 out of 20
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Bursa Arkeoloji Muzesi is a national museum that exhibits various archaeological artefacts found in ancient Bursa, from the Middle Miocene Period to the end of the Eastern Roman Period. There are displays of items like figurines, seals, ornaments, toys, medical instruments, portraits and many more that narrate the city's history.

16. Inkaya Historical Plane Tree

Inkaya Historical Plane Tree

11 km
from city center
16 out of 20
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Inkaya Tarihi Cinar is a memorial plane tree that is almost 800 years old. It is located in Golyazi village and the tree is most famously known for its legendary story- the Weeping Sycamore. It is 37 metres tall and is Turkey’s biggest tree.

17. Tophane Clock Tower

Tophane Clock Tower

15 km
from city center
17 out of 20
Things To Do in Bursa

The Tophane Clock Tower is situated in Tophane Park, in an old citadel near the tombs of Osman Gazi and Orhan Gazi. The tower can be seen from any point or place in the city. It displays a neoclassical style and has a dreamy golden view when lit at night.

18. Orhan Gazi Tomb

Orhan Gazi Tomb

15 km
from city center
18 out of 20
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Orhan Gazi is the son of Osman Gazi- the founder of the Ottoman Empire. His tomb lies where the church of St. Elias Monastery used to exist. Today, only some of the church’s remains can be found in the mausoleum.

19. Panorama 1326 Museum

Panorama 1326 Museum

16 km
from city center
19 out of 20
Things To Do in Bursa

The Panorama 1326 Bursa Conquest Museum is the largest panoramic museum in the world, located in the Osmangazi district of Bursa. The museum's main attraction is the dome with a 360-degree view of the history of the siege in Bursa and the city's conquest by the Ottoman. The exhibition hall has 16 paintings featuring the advancement of the Ottoman Empire and the works of the first 6 Ottoman sultans.

20. Kureklidere Falls

Kureklidere Falls

28 km
from city center
20 out of 20
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Kureklidere waterfalls is located in the Hamamlikızik Village of Yildirim District in Central Bursa. The falls are at an altitude of 2000 m from the city forest, and the water spills from 82m. There are picnic tables, a wooden platform, and camping areas near the falls. The trail to the falls is a popular trekking route.

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