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The Great Mosque (Ulu Camii)

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Address: Bursa center, Bursa, Turkey
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Built in the 14th century, this mosque is an excellent example of classical...

Built in the 14th century, this mosque is an excellent example of classical Ottoman architecture. Of special interest are the intricately carved wooden pulpit, and the three-tiered fountain.

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Ulucami is the last mosque built in the form of a "grand mosque" in Turkish Seljuk architecture. There are 20 domes (4*5) and 2 minarets. There is a fountain (şadırvan) under the... read more

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Bursa, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ulucami is the last mosque built in the form of a "grand mosque" in Turkish Seljuk architecture. There are 20 domes (4*5) and 2 minarets. There is a fountain (şadırvan) under the middle dome which is unique for the mosques. You will be amazed by the caligraphy on the walls and columns, it is actually considered as the biggest calligraphy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large and interesting mosque which is well worth visiting. It predates the Turks capturing Constantinople and is quite different to those I'd seen in Istanbul. We felt welcome and able to look around. It is well worth a visit but do see the Green Mosque afterwards as that is the highlight of Bursa. Count the domes -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ottoman Masterpiece ; real must-see place with a great bazaaar around the area. perfect picturing place

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to take a day trip from Istanbul across the Sea of Marmara. The Great Mosque was befitting a trek over land and sea. The mosque had many displays of antiquities and relics; however, it had some hints of modern and technical newness. I only wish I had a tour guide to teach me of the significance and meaning... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ulu Camii is best understood by Fajr Prayers. You should arrive early and attend to the prayer in the small section allocated for prayers behind the mihrab. You should definitely read a guide before visiting. If you cannot find a proper one, i suggest Bursa Ulu Cami Rehberi prepared by Mustafa Guleryuz. There are many important things to see in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Entering the Mosque was the greatest moment i ever had. Beautiful architecture and cozy environment. Being there almost zohor prayer time. Some of the people are there for talk by the imam while waiting for the prayer time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

One of the must visit places in Bursa, Turkey. This mosque is very unique and it feels amazing to pray in here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is the most famous mosque in Bursa. They said the oldest one too. These Mosque has a magnificent and beautiful structure, quiet atmosphere inside and outside building. You can enjoy take photo inside and outside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The grand mosque is an enormous building with 20 domes supported on a minimum number of columns. For engineers this is something to see. The decorations on the inside are largely caligraphy, ranging from large signs praising Allah down to small plaques all be different caligraphers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It is beautiful as far as mosques go. Hand writings on the wall and overall architecture are amazing . It is open to all. Women and men can enter just to visit. It is customary for women to wear a head scarf when visiting. Do not enter with shoes.

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