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“Omg...Quiet simply breathtaking” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tombs of Osman and Orhan

Tombs of Osman and Orhan
Ranked #6 of 82 things to do in Bursa
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Owner description: Located in one of the city's lovely gardens are the Mausoleums of Osman, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, and his son Orhan Gazi.
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Omg...Quiet simply breathtaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

This (Osman Gazi's) was the grandest of all tombs of sultans I have yet to come across in Turkey so far. Visiting Orhan Gazi's tomb was also a very grand and humbling experience. Osman Gazi was a very grand man as Allah seemed him fit and destined him to lead an empire that would control the world for over 600 years. Not sure what the statue of Ataturk is doing outside of the tombs as he had nothing to do with the old Ottoman times. It would have been more fitting to put a statue of Fatih Sultan Mehmet there if a statue was a must.

Visited January 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“Interesting piece of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2012

So I guess I must have not heard where we were going before I entered the building because I didn't realize until after we left who was actually in the tombs. Its pretty profound to know the people who founded the Ottoman Empire are still taken care of.

Visited May 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
“Worth visiting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2011

Previous review explains really well why this place is so important. This is resting place for few very important figures of the Ottoman Empire, expecially Osman Gazi (you can see many streets named after him in all Turkey). You would probably be surprised, why here in Bursa, not in Istanbul, but this town was always in the centre of Turkish history. I think these tombs were resorted after some earthquakes and that looks really good. Very peaceful, elegant and quiet. Despite large amount of visitors these halls seem to be worthy place to be buried. Nearby there is interesting Byzantine church and few steps away you have great view over all Bursa and area. Definitely "must visit" while in town. There are good destriptions of the sight in English and Turkish of course.

Visited November 2011
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Founders of a 600 years old empire”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2010

Tombs of Osman Gazi and his son Orhan Gazi are powerful, but not in terms of architecture or sytle but rather in meaning: these 2 warriors are the founders of a state which turned in almost 200 years into an empire that dominated the world and the place they have chosen for their own tombs is in itself an indicator that this development had nothing to do with chance or coincidence, it was the realization of a vision they had in mind since the beginning: the place where the tombs are situated right now hosted one of the most important churches of the Byzantine Empire, the gigantic ruler of the time. They were both confident they were to conquer the land and end the Byzantine rule, which eventually came through. Today, covered by centuries old trees, the place is always full of visitors. As the tombs have been renovated in 19th century, they have lost their simple impressiveness of the time but still worth a visit.

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