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The Great Mosque (Ulu Camii)

Bursa center, Bursa, Turkey
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Ranked #1 of 58 attractions in Bursa
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Owner description: Built in the 14th century, this mosque is an excellent example of classical Ottoman architecture. Of special interest are the intricately carved... more » Owner description: Built in the 14th century, this mosque is an excellent example of classical Ottoman architecture. Of special interest are the intricately carved wooden pulpit, and the three-tiered fountain. « less
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istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

While visiting the Bazaar and centre of Bursa city,you come close to this magnificent Mosque which has still the largest area for praying among all mosques in Turkey.Very nice architecture and ambiance as the flow of water through the fountains inside the mosque gives another exciting athmosphere for the visitors.Due to its very central location it is always crowded.Strongly recommended.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I visited this mosque on the day before Ramadan began, and the mosque staff was in full mode cleaning the place, including using carpet cleaners and spraying of fragrant mist. The mosque is unique in that the center has a fountain for ablutions. The story I was told that when the Sultan undertook to build the camii, he had to... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you are not a great fan of mosques, this one does not offer much difference from the others. The mosque is at the city center, next to nearly all of the historical places.

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istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is highlight all in town. Great mosque with very peaceful atmosphere inside. Caligrafies are impressive and gorgeous. Interesting with a pool in the middle.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It was really a good and ancient mosque ! And I was just imaging that how Sultans and their wives and all walk on same floor on which now we r walking ...... A was were tourists so we in need of a guide so it will be more knowledgeable about this mosque as it is ancient .. But every... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

One of the grreatest and most historical place that you HAVE to visit in Bursa..!! The feeling of that time is immense...

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I'm afraid that I found this many-domed and ancient mosque a bit of a bore inside, dominated as it is by huge calligraphic plaques. The mosque was often impressive from the outside, and from above!

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kuala lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our guide told us about how the Sultan had built a mosque with 20 domes instead of building 20 mosques. The fountain and so much natural lighting in the centre made it special and different from other mosques. The carved pulpit and calligraphy were beautiful too. Being a proper mosque, shoes need to be taken off and ladies' hair covered.

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Senggigi, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

As this mosque was built in 1399, I was very surprise to see all things inside are still well maintained and how beautiful and modern the inside interior of the mosque.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The beauty of the mosque is the Islamic Calligraphy. It has multiple domes and grand inside. It is situated in the center of town.

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