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Green Mosque (Yesil Camii)

East of Heykel at the end of Yesil Cad, Bursa, Turkey
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Ranked #4 of 40 Attractions in Bursa
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This Mosque is a litle bit small but they have a beautifull colur. Tipikil touristik Mosque. The histury from the Mosque is very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The Yeşil Mosque can be shown as the perfect blend between architecture and embellishment, the proof that such works of art were produced in a country where the battles between siblings had come to an end and peace had returned. It was commissioned by Sultan Mehmed I Çelebi and completed in December 1419 or January 1420.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A fantastic mosque with stunning tiles and much better than the larger ones in Istanbul. Beware as there is a man inside the Mosque who appears to target western visitors and tells an impressive story of how he is restoring the tiles of the Mosque and has been retained by some of the world’s top museums for restoration work. He... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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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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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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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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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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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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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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