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Yildirim Bayezit Mosque (Yildirim Bayezit Camii)

Bursa, Turkey
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Ranked #14 of 40 Attractions in Bursa
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This mosque located within the Yıldırım Bayazıt Kulliye, is one of the most monumental examples of the Ottoman sided mosques.
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is the mosque complex of Yildirim ("Thunderbolt") Beyazit I, who died in 1403 as a prisoner of Tamerlane. Although not as fantastic as the Green mosque, it is still impressive in its own right and a good example of this type of architecture. Unlike the Green Mosque, whose exterior facade is incomplete, the facade of this mosque features a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

Yıldırım Bayezit Mosque is one of the various historical artifacts illustrating the simple yet powerfull architectural style of the early Ottoman period. Just like many other mosques of the period, it was designed as a dervish lodge and therefore is quite different inside from a classical mosque. Its altar is unique in terms of style and craftmanship. Another wonderfull place... More

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