Your pick up will be scheduled for 08:30am from the hotel to start the BursaTour. Our Professional tour guide will be introducing the ancient sites of Bursa.
Firstly we will visit the Grand Mosque, the symbolic Mosque of Bursa which was built by the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid in 1399 CE. The Grand Mosque is the largest central mosque amongst others in Bursa. The Grand Mosque houses one of the most unique Ottoman Calligraphies which were written by Sefik Bey. In the inner walls, there are 192 calligraphies in total.
For the next visit, we will head towards The Green Mosque which was commissioned by the Sultan Çelebi Mehmet and was built by the architect Haci Ivaz Pasha in 1419 CE. The portal at the entrance of the mosque is the most beautiful sample of Turkish stone carving and has taken many peoples breath away.
We will then visit The Green Tomb, The tomb is octagonal, pointed dome and specific characteristic style. The tomb consists of cross vaults which have windows in every corner and sarcophaguses on the floor. The tiles of the tomb are mostly green colour and they are one of the most beautiful samples of Ottoman art.
Next on the list is Cumalıkızık Village, which is one of the oldest villages in Turkey. The village is located in the South of Bursa and is 700 years old. According to Ottoman archives, Cumalikizik was founded by the Ottoman Sultan Orhan in 1200 CE. The village is keeping the traditional Ottoman architecture and culture alive. Cumalikizik Village was taken under control by Turkish government to protect its atmosphere in 1980.
After the Bursa sightseeing tour, drive back to hotel.
Note: Lunch at local restaurant.
Bursa / Hotel or Adress