Sightseeing in Bursa - what to see. Complete travel guide

BURSA Bursa is one of the biggest and most populous cities of Turkey. More than 1.2 million people permanently reside in the city. Bursa was first mentioned in the second half of the 4th century. It had been governed by the Byzantine Empire until 1326 and then was captured by Ottoman conquerors. One of the important stages in the history of the city is the war with Greece. In 1920, Bursa fell before the Greek army and was returned to Turkey in two years.
There are a lot of unique religious monuments among outstanding attractions of Bursa. The most interesting of them is Yeşil Cami, or the Green Mosque. It is a classic example of national … Open
Bursa is very interesting and attractive for tourists. It is located in the vicinity of the ski resort of Uludag and is distinguished by a great variety of invaluable historical monuments. It offers its guests a unique opportunity to successfully combine several different kinds of sport at the same time. Here, you can walk along picturesque submontane areas, enjoy winter kinds of sports and study the indigenous people’s rich culture and history. Not so many people know that there are several wonderful thermal springs in Bursa. The picturesque district of Çekirge has long been famous for its upscale balneological center. Today, there are amazing wellness centers on its territory.
Despite the fact that Bursa is distinguished by its impressive size, it features a relaxed and calm lifestyle. There is no that overpowering bustle being an integral part of big megacities, so this is not difficult to get used to the citizens’ pace of life. Enchanting streets of the city with unusual constructions in national style are perfect for slow walks. The inquisitive tourists will enjoy pleasant surprises everywhere – attractive restaurants with a plenty of nationals treats, excellent stores, workshops and colorful gift shops where you can buy interesting handicrafts. Copyright
You can diversify your walks along historical places and familiarity with cultural sites of the city by visiting interesting entertainment venues. Tourists with children should certainly … Open
Throughout its history, the city saw a lot of destructive wars but it has managed to preserve several invaluable historical monuments. One of the major historical symbols is the Ulu Cami , the brightest monument of the times of the Ottoman Empire's reign. It is important to note that the city territory and its surroundings have been attracting an attention of archaeologists for many years. The scientists have found unique artifacts of the times of the Roman Empire. You can see archaeological finds in the city museum called Arkeoloji Muzesi. Bursa is an amazing and incomparably attractive tourist center suitable for adherents of different recreation types. Health tourism and winter kinds of sport, exciting sightseeing tours and walks in picturesque places, shopping and familiarity with the national cuisine – all these entertainments are accessible to the guests of this ancient city with interesting history.
The Green Mosque is one of the most eye-catching architectural landmarks of Bursa. The building of the gorgeous mosque took place during the reign of Mehmed I. The most precious materials were used during construction of the sacred building. The façade of the mosque is covered with beautiful white marble. Rare green marble is used for the inner decoration of the praying hall. This material also gave the name to the mosque. The design of the Green Mosque is in line with all national traditions.
In Bursa, there is a worthy choice of hotels and guesthouses of different levels. Upscale venues deserve a special attention of tourists. Near the Ataturk Museum, there is the fashionable … Open
The Turkish Islamic Museum is the right destination for everyone who wants to get acquainted with the culture and traditions of local people. A significant part of the exhibition is dedicated to crafting traditions of the region. The museum also exhibits an interesting collection of historical artifacts. Don’t forget to see unique items made of ivory that were created more than a thousand years ago. Ancient pottery is one of the most precious artifacts in the museum. There are also luxurious hand embroidered textiles. Travelers interested in the history of the region will enjoy a visit to the local Museum of Archaeology. It exhibits precious findings discovered not far from Bursa. A significant part of these items belongs to the Roman Empire times. The museum is located not far from one more important landmark – the Mosque of Murad II.
Bursa Don’t forget to visit the tiny village of Cumalıkızık that is located not far from the resort. The ancient settlement has many interesting old houses. Cumalıkızık still has historical fachwerk houses built several centuries ago. Interestingly, people still live in these old houses. The village also has interesting souvenir shops and restaurants specializing in the national cuisine. It is interesting to get to the top of Ulu Dağları. In winter, the mount attracts fans of skiing, but in summer the picturesque mountain region is like a magnet for all fans of hiking.
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Sightseeing in Turkey: things to see

Besides beautiful palaces and forts, travelers will see over a dozen of magnificent mosques in Istanbul. Molla Zeyrek Camii is considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the city. The building of the mosque started in the 12th century and lasted over a hundred years, and that is why its design is a combination of several architectural styles that were popular back in those days. Archaeological excavations never stop in Turkey, and the antique city of Olympos is a great proof of that. This place was a blooming and prosperous city during the Roman Empire times. Archaeologists found here ruins of protective walls, an ancient Roman theatre and several houses that are now covered with bushes. The town is located in the center of the same named national park, so it's also a perfect place for walks. When you are tired of walking and observing landmarks, you can rest in one of numerous cozy restaurants and cafes. … Open
Reference information
Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Bursa
♥   Shopping area ' Çekirge Street' Bursa, 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Cumhuriyet Avenue' Bursa, 5.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bursa
♥   Castle 'Anadoluhisaru' , 99 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rumelihisaru' , 99.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Bursa and around
♥   Art museum 'Bursa Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art' Bursa, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in regions nearby Bursa

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