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Green Mosque (Yesil Camii)

East of Heykel at the end of Yesil Cad, Bursa, Turkey
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Ranked #2 of 58 attractions in Bursa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Constructed in 1424, the Yesil Mosque or Green Mosque is so named due to the turquoise tiles used on its adornments, for which it is most famous.
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Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you only see one thing in Bursa, see this mosque, along with the Green Tomb nearby. (The Turkish and Islamic Art Museum is also close by, and can be worth a short detour if you have time to spare. It is housed in a historic medrese that was part of the mosque complex.) Although not as enormous as the... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Again it was wonderful to see another beautiful mosque in Turkey. The architect of building is excellent and has a different design than other mosques i visited. The main prayer hall has a marble fountain of drinkink water. The prayer hall is linked with other small prayers halls giving it a look of Mughal architect. The upkeep of the mosque... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

An interesting visit. Be prepared to take off your shoes here and every mosque. There is a series of steps to visit the Sultan tomb. About 20 steps. The coloured tiles are wonderful.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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71 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This large, early and active mosque, with its blue/green tiling and great stonecarving was started early in the 15th century and has been lovingly maintained. The nearby "green" türbe is similarly impressive.

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kuala lumpur
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Very small mosque with lots of beauty - look at the fountains, domes, niches and tiles. The tomb of Sultan Mehmet 1 is up a flight of steps outside, don't miss it.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The Green Mosque is very understated and, best of all, there are hardly any people. Also notice the decorative stonework on the exterior. It is really Yeşil Türbe (tombs) that blew us away and is the must-see. The tiles inside are really turquoise except for the gorgeous emerald green tiles around the doorway. For more details and photos, see http://terraencounters.blogspot.com/2014/05/day-5-road-to-bursa.html

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Beautiful - a must-see if you go to Bursa! Amazing tile-work. Not tourist-y, which always feels nicer.

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Senggigi, Indonesia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This mosque is smaller than Ulu Camii, however, the tiles inside is so interesting. As tiles is very special in Turkey, you will see great design of the tiles inside.

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Clemson, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Yeşil Cami, or Green Mosque, is my favorite of the mosques in Bursa because it is very quiet, peaceful. You can also see Yeşil Türbe, the tomb of Ottoman Sultan Mehmet I.

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Loved the ambience, impressed that the mosque was so many things - fountain, court area, prayer area, place where the rich left food for the poor. I was also intriqued by the marble columns that were used to detect earthquakes.

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