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Address: Bursa center, Bursa, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 539 490 1591
Description: Built in the 14th century, this mosque is an excellent example of...
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.
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The light shining through the large central dome onto a fountain and small pool give this mosque an etherial quality. I didn't see an area screened off for women; instead I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The light shining through the large central dome onto a fountain and small pool give this mosque an etherial quality. I didn't see an area screened off for women; instead I noticed women and men in open areas along the outer wall of the mosque praying alone.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

loved the architecture and interiors of the mosque so beautiful! location is in the heart of bursa next to the bursa bazar.

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

This is mosques that requires a guide to explain the significance of the various Qur'anic calligraphy. It's a mosque that was built from 1396 to 1399. This mosque should be visited to experience it's dynamic ambience and spirituality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very unique and different from other mosques I've visited. I especially loved the Arabic caligraphy, which is throughout the mosque.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Bursa is naturally very beautiful especially with the Uludag (the great big mountain). Bursa is also the hometown of Turkish silk, iskender kebap and car manufacturing. But what is more important is that Bursa is the first capital of the Ottoman empire and at the center of it is the Ulu cami or the Grand Mosque ..... a marvelous piece... More 

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Wakefield, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I haven't visited a million of them but this one was the first one I saw with a fountain right in the middle of it for the beleivers to go and wash before prayer... quite amazing to withness.

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Victoria BC Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

very large and impressive mosque. Beautiful calligraphy and very welcoming. Surroundings are great too and give a good view of the interesting domes for a roof.

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Kusadasi, Turkey
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Ulu cami, the Grand Mosque in Bursa, is one of the oldest & holiest worship center of Turkey which was built in between 1396-1399 by Bayezid I during the enlargement of Ottoman state. According to one of the folk legends, Ottoman sultan Bayezid I prayed for Allah and promised Him that Sultan would build 20 mosques if he was the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

An ancient mosque with beautifully exceptional decorations that went centuries back. It is a must visit for muslim travellers. The prophet Khidir was said to have performed prayers in this mosque.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A bright and quiet mosque. After visiting the Sulthan Ahmet mosque (Blue Mosque) in Istanbul this mosque feels more peaceful, partly since the Sulthan Ahmet mosque is now a big tourist attraction with the great stream of people coming for its fame.

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