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Bursa

Bursa was the Ottoman capital before Edirne - late 1200s-early 1300s. The two founding sultans of the Ottoman Empire, Orhan and Osman, are buried here. Bursa is also where the empire`s great architectural style was first developed. Today it is a city of 1.5 million people and is a rapidly developing industrial and commercial center. The city is located south of Istanbul and across from the Marmara Sea. Because of it`s location on the slopes of Uludag, the Bithynian Mount Olympus, it has a nickname "Green Bursa" because of the surrounding greenery and forests.

Bursa has also been known as a famous Jewish community. After the conquest of the city in 1324, sultan Orhan permitted building of the Etz ha-Hayyim Synagogue, which was used for over 600 years.

Some of the places to see in Bursa are:
- Muradiye - a cemetery of many Ottoman Sultans and Princes
- Mausoleum of Osman and Orhan Bey
- Ulu mosque, also called the "Grand Mosque", which is located in the commercial center of town, next to the covered bazaar and silk manufacturers` bazaar (Koza Han)
- The district called Yesil (green) is an important part of town with its turquise colored mosque and inner mausoleum which were built during the sultan Mehmet I period.


houses in Bursa
Ulubat Golu (Lake Ulubat), Bursa
Bursa houses
iznik muzesi
yesil turbe
Ottoman village
Zafer Plaza
Kozahan
Bursa spor stadium
Sucuk
Camii
Ice cream
Tree
Sign
View
View
Dance
Dance
Dance
Dance
Dance
Dance
Dance
Dance
Anatolian field
Twin cities of Bursa
Bursa fromthe park 1
Bursa from the park 2
Bursa from the park 4
The clock tower
The clock tower 2
Mausoleum of Osman Gazi 1
Mausoleum of Osman Gazi 2
Streets and houses of Bursa
Streets and houses of Bursa 2
Streets and houses of Bursa 3
The City Walls 1
The City Walls 2
The City Walls 3
House Renovation
Where to park a tractor!
Hamam
An old street
street
Trading Stall
Street Market
Pointed Hill
Refreshment Anyone?
Yeşil cami

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Bursa Mount Uludag | Bursa Ulu Camii - Grand Mosque | Bursa Yesil Camii - Green Mosque



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