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Places to Visit in Bursa

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Bursa , located in the northwest of the Anatolian Peninsula, established on the skirts of Uludag Turkey ‘s fourth largest city. The city, which has a transition position between the Marmara and Aegean regions, is Asia’s gateway to the west on the historical Silk Road. Bursa, which has hosted many civilizations throughout history, is a settlement with unique textures with over 2000 cultural, historical and monumental structures that need to be preserved.

Bearing the traces of the Byzantine, Ottoman and Republican periods, Bursa is an important cultural stop with its works belonging to the founding period of the Ottoman Empire and Turkish-Islamic architecture. Uludag, Turkey’s largest ski resort, is Turkey’s most important winter sports center with modern tracks, with easy access, snow thickness and quality.

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Bursa Ulu Mosque

Bursa Travel Guide

Bursa is one of the biggest and most important cities of Turkey with its deep-rooted history dating back to 700 BC, natural beauties and giant companies in the field of industry. Bursa, which is a very impressive geography for those who want to have a weekend getaway, as well as for cultural tourism enthusiasts, deserves to be included in the travel plans of travelers and tourists with its roaring waterfalls, healing spas and enchanting villages with its architecture.

The city, which was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire and also known as ‘Green Bursa’ with its lush nature, is a magnificent travel route with its rich historical structures from the Ottoman Period and destinations around the city, each of which stands out in the field of tourism.

With the opening of the Istanbul-Izmir Highway, it is necessary to spare more than a weekend to explore the places to visit around Bursa, where transportation from big cities has become easier.

You can enjoy the peace and quiet by staying in touch with nature, while transforming your trip into a colorful one by discovering the eye-catching spots of Bursa with its naturalness.

Yıldırım, Osmangazi and Nilüfer districts make up the central districts of Bursa. In addition to the sultans and princes, there are also mausoleums of many Islamic elders in Bursa, especially the mausoleums of Orhan Gazi and Osman Gazi.

In the Hanlar Region, which reflects the economic vitality of Bursa and is located in the city center, there are inns and covered bazaars, all of which are important historical buildings. This place, where all kinds of artisan groups are located, is the most crowded shopping center of the city.

Places to Visit in Bursa

1. Great Mosque

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Bursa Ulu Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in the Turkish-Islamic world. The mosque, which was built by Yıldırım Bayezid in 1400, is the symbolic structure of Bursa. Among the mosques, it is known as the fifth position in Islam after Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem and Damascus.

The most important feature of the religious building on Atatürk Street is that it is considered the most important example of multi-legged mosque design. Although it was originally built as a lodge, it is considered the most classical and monumental example of the multi-legged mosque scheme.

2. Khans Area

bursa hanlar region

Hanlar District is a center where the pulse of daily shopping and life beats in Bursa. In 1492, II. Built on a wide area between Gazi Orhan Bey Mosque and Ulu Mosque, built by Beyazıt, Hanlar District has been an important trade center for centuries due to its location and especially its development in the field of textiles.

There are many historical buildings, especially Koza Han, in the Hanlar District located in the Old City. The region, which has been home to blacksmiths, archers and bellmen for many years, still has many shops selling local products.

3. Kozahan

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Kozahan is located very close to the Ulu Mosque. The inn is a structure made of cut stone and the portico of 40 concrete domes. Kozahan, which has a total of 95 rooms, 50 on the upper floor and 45 on the lower floor, was the most important address of the city where silkworm cocoons were sold at the time.

The inn, which has a door opening to the south on the upper floor and the doors opening to the Orhan Mosque side on the lower floor and the covered bazaar on the north, is decorated with turquoise tiles on the large stone door opening to the north. The inner courtyard of Kozahan, where there is a domed masjid with six fountains in its courtyard, serves as a cafe and tea garden today.

4. Grand Bazaar

bursa grand bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is the historical and famous bazaar of Bursa. The Bazaar is a very important historical tissue built in the Hanlar Region during the time of Orhan Gazi. The bazaar, which was created with the addition of Booksellers, Akatlar, İvaz Paşa, Gelincik, Sipahiler, Karacabey (Yorgancılar, Sandıkçılar) and Eski Bakırcılar bazaars, has been shaping the commercial life of the city since the 15th century. The Grand Bazaar still continues to serve with a total of 130 shops.

5. Osmangazi and Orhangazi tombs

bursa tombs

Osmangazi and Orhangazi Tombs are among the most visited historical buildings in Bursa. The graves of Osman Gazi, the founder of the Ottoman Empire and who lived between 1258-1324, and his son, Orhan Gazi, the second sultan of the Ottoman Empire, are located in the same garden in the Tophane district. Osman Gazi was buried in the mausoleum built on the chapel of the Byzantine monastery, known as Gümüşlü Kümbet after the conquest of Bursa, during the siege of Bursa.

The tomb, which was completely destroyed by the fire in 1801 and the earthquake in 1855, was restored to its present form in 1863 by Sultan Abdulaziz, remaining faithful to its old structure. In the Orhan Gazi Tomb, there are the graves of the sons of Yıldırım Bayezid and Bayezid II, apart from those of himself, his wife, and his children.

6. Tophane Park and Clock Tower

bursa clock tower

The Clock Tower , located in Tophane Park , is a 1906 building. The tower of the building, which is located near the tombs of Osman Gazi and Orhan Gazi, and was also used as a fire tower for a period because of the panoramic view of Bursa from its location, can be reached by a wooden staircase with 89 steps. On the four sides of the upper floor of the tower are round clocks with a diameter of 90 cm. One of the spots with the best view in Bursa trip.

7. Bursa Walls

bursa city walls

Bursa Walls were built on natural rocks by the Bithynians, who were the first founders of Bursa. The walls were repaired and strengthened by Hacı İvaz Pasha, especially after the Timur attacks and after the siege of Karamanoğlu Mehmet Bey, who came behind him during the Ottoman period.

There are 5 gates called the Sultanate Gate, the Ground Gate, the Conquest Gate (Water Gate), the Dungeon Gate and the Hot Spring Gate on the walls with a total length of 3.38 km. In addition, the restoration of the first 500-meter section of the city walls, which has a total of 14 bastions between Tophane and Çakır Hamam, was completed in 2005.

8. Tomb of Cem Sultan

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The Tomb of Cem Sultan is one of the important structures of the city due to its architectural and historical features. Cem Sultan, the younger son of Mehmed the Conqueror, declared his empire in Bursa with the death of his father in 1481 and ruled for 18 days. He who minted money in his name and his brother II. Cem Sultan, who lived in exile in Europe for many years as a result of the throne fights between him and Beyazid, died in Italy in 1495.

After his death in Italy, Cem Sultan’s body was brought to Bursa in 1499 and buried in this tomb in the Muradiye district. The lower part of the walls of the Tomb of Cem Sultan is decorated with gilded turquoise and dark blue tiles, and the upper parts are decorated with pencil work. It can be visited as the most beautiful tomb of Muradiye.

9. Cumhuriyet Street

Cumhuriyet Caddesi is the city’s pedestrian shopping street. Cumhuriyet Street, which starts in Zafer Square and ends on Gökdere Boulevard, is located in the middle of Bursa’s historical inns and bazaars.

The street, formerly known as Hamidiye, has been closed to vehicle traffic since 2004. On Cumhuriyet Street, on which transportation is provided by the nostalgic tram line, after the closure of the traffic, its social function comes to the fore rather than its commercial function. The heart of the city beats here.

10. Tofaş Anatolian Cars Museum

bursa places to visit museums

Tofaş Anatolian Cars Museum is a magnificent museum that has the title of Turkey’s first and only Anatolian Cars Museum. The museum is an address where you can witness the history of the automobile production process in Bursa. Opened in June 2002, the museum is located in an old silk factory in the Umurbey District, covering an area of ​​17 thousand square meters.

In the museum, which was restored by Tofaş, many carts such as carts, horse and ox carts, cannon carts, grass cart, wood cart, boards, paddle wheels, half carts, etc. Historical cars such as esebey and Bricka are on display. Bursa should be on the list of places to visit.

⏰ Visiting hours of Tofaş Anatolian Cars Museum are from 10:00 to 17:00, 6 days a week except Mondays. 🔐 There is no entrance fee to the Tofaş Anatolian Cars Museum.

11. Turkish Islamic Arts Museum

The Turkish-Islamic Art Museum is a reflection of the rich historical past of Bursa, which was once the capital of the Ottoman Empire and is home to many Islamic artifacts. Yeşil Madrasah, which was built in 1419 during the reign of Çelebi Mehmet as a part of the Yeşil Complex, was reorganized in 1972 and started to serve as the Museum of Turkish-Islamic Arts from 1975 onwards.

In the halls and rooms of the building, metal, wood, embroidery, weapons, armor, manuscript books, Islamic coins, Islamic inscriptions and tombstones from the 12th to the 20th centuries, as well as ethnographic materials from the Seljuk and Ottoman periods are exhibited.

⏰ Museum of Turkish-Islamic Arts visiting hours during the summer (1 April – 1 October) 10.00-17.00; winter period (1 October – 1 April) 08.00-17.00. The museum is open to visitors 6 days a week except Monday. 🔐 Turkish-Islamic Arts Museum entrance fee is 10TL. Museum Card is valid.

12. Archaeological Museum

bursa archeology museum

The collection of the Bursa Archeology Museum was created by collecting the artifacts obtained during the excavations in the Bithynia and Mysia regions in its building in the Reşat Oyal Culture Park. In the museum, which started to serve in its new building in 1972, about 2,000 of the 25 thousand-piece collection consisting of artifacts from the late Byzantine period from 3 thousand BC to the end of the Byzantine period are on display.

⏰ Bursa Archaeological Museum visiting hours summer period (1 April – 1 October) 10.00-17.00; winter period (1 October – 1 April) 08.00-17.00. The museum is open to visitors 6 days a week except Monday. 🔐 There is no entrance fee to Bursa Archeology Museum.

13. Karagöz House Museum

bursa karagoz house

Karagöz House Museum is Turkey’s only Karagöz museum. The museum is an address where the memories of Karagöz and Hacivat are symbolized in Bursa. The museum, which is located across the grave, which is thought to be in the Yoğurtlu Baba Lodge on Çekirge Street and was converted into a mausoleum in 1950, has been in service since 2007.

In the museum, which aims to convey the art of Karagöz and Hacivat with all its delicacy to its guests, the history of shadow play is told through panels, while original depictions are displayed to the public in various collections. Puppet and shadow play shows are also held at the museum on certain days.

⏰ Karagöz House Museum visiting hours are 10:00-17:00. The museum is open to visitors 6 days a week except Monday. 🔐 There is no entrance fee to the Karagöz House Museum.

14. Muradiye Complex

muradiye complex

Muradiye Complex is known as the last complex built by the Ottoman sultans in Bursa. Between 1425-1426 II. The complex, which was built by Murad, consists of a mosque, madrasah, soup kitchen, baths and tombs. In the tombs in the complex, II. There are graves belonging to Murad and his relatives.

15. Atatürk Urban Forest

Atatürk City Forest is one of the biggest city parks of Bursa. The Urban Forest is established on an area of ​​150 hectares. Located in Odunluk Neighborhood, Kent Ormanı is a breathing center with hiking trails and playgrounds, where local people come together for picnics on weekends.

In order to meet the needs of visitors to the park, there are kiosks, meat sales units, dishwashing areas at 5 points for picnickers, 6.5 kilometers of walking and cycling paths, 6 viewing terraces, 10 camellias, 2 children’s playgrounds, tennis tables and 2 volleyball playgrounds. .

Irgandı Bridge , İnkaya Centennial Plane Tree, Bursa City Museum, Kayhan Bazaar, Bursa Atatürk Museum, Bursa Life Culture Museum can be added to the list of places to visit in Bursa.

Places to Visit around Bursa

1. Trilye

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Trilye is a Greek fishing town, formerly known as Zeytinbağı, in the Mudanya district of Bursa. Located 11 km from Mudanya, Trilye is located on the shore of the Marmara Sea. Having a peaceful atmosphere with its olive groves, wooden houses and quiet streets, Tirilye is rumored to have taken its name from three priests who were once exiled from Istanbul.

Among the places to visit in Trilye are Sycamore Square, known as the heart of Trilye, Stone School, which was used as a priest school for a period,  Dundar House ,  formerly known as St. Fatih Mosque, which has been converted into a mosque, and Trilye Peasant Market, where women sell their handicraft products.

2. Golyazi

Golyazi Places to Visit in Bursa

Gölyazı is a natural wonder with storks in its streets surrounded by Greek houses. Established on the shores of Uluabat Lake in Nilüfer district, the old fishing village has a deep-rooted history of 2,300 years. In Gölyazı, 39 km from the center of Bursa, the ‘Crying Sycamore’, which is a monumental tree with its age of more than 700 years, is a good starting point both to take a rest and to get to know the village with its village coffee.

For the legendary view of the lake, you should go to Zambak Tepe and take a look at the interesting tombstones in the village cemetery where Turks and Greeks lay together. After visiting the islands where many historical buildings such as the Temple of Apollo are located in Gölyazı, do not forget to taste the famous Crane fish.

After seeing the St. Panteleimon Church, which was opened to visitors after the restoration, you can complete your trip to Gölyazı with a boat tour on the lake.

3. Cumalıkızık

Places to Visit around Bursa

Cumalıkızık , one of the five Kızık villages built on the skirts of Uludağ and considered one of the best representatives of Ottoman civil architecture, is famous for its stone streets and colorful and cute houses that carry the Ottoman period civil architecture until today. Cumalıkızık, a touristic region of Bursa’s Yıldırım district, is one of the indispensable stops of daily trips.

Cumalıkızık, which is 10 km away from Bursa city center, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List together with Bursa in 2014. Among the places you should see in Cumalıkızık are the village streets lined with about 200 houses from the Ottoman period, Cumalıkızık Bath, Cumalıkızık Mosque and Cumalıkızık Ethnography Museum, which was opened in 2015 in the Cumalıkızık village square.

4. Oylat Thermal Springs, Inegol

Oylat Hot Springs, Inegol

Oylat Thermal Springs is located 27 km from Bursa İnegöl, on the ridges of Uludağ, in a lush nature. The hot springs, which have been healing in the region since the Roman Period, are used in the treatment of many ailments. Oylat, located in the valley where Oylat Stream passes, is a corner of paradise with its waterfalls, lush forests and wildlife.

Oylat Cave , Turkey’s third largest cave with a length of 665 meters , draws attention with its enormous beauty. Located near the village of Hilmiye, 17 kilometers from Bursa’s İnegöl district, the cave has a magnificent appearance with its stalactites and stalagmites, but when you go to the cave, you need to pay attention to the slippery stairs due to humidity.

5. Lipped

Lipli, Bursa

Liplı , a village in the Kestel district of Bursa , is a settlement that has been the subject of movies with its 1200-year-old giant plane tree and its legendary nature. It is said that the name of the village comes from the mulberry trees that grew in the village at the time. The village, which is called ‘dudu sweet’ among the people because of its delicious mulberries, became known as Liplı in time.

In Liplı, which is also known as ‘Bursa’s oxygen corridor’ and is located in the region with the richest oxygen source in the city, the 30-meter-wide monumental plane tree as well as the Gölbaşı Dam Lake located next to the village are among the places to see. The area, where hiking and cycling activities are also carried out, is surrounded by lush green trees. Liplı is 25 km from Bursa city center.

6. Iznik

Iznik, Bursa

Iznik , which has made a name for itself with its historical and cultural beauties, world-famous tiles and fertile lands , has been a very important city for both the Ottoman and Roman Empires throughout history. Located 75 km northeast of the city center of Bursa, on the shore of Lake Iznik, this historical district, which has turned into an open-air museum today, was known as the ‘Ulema Nest’ due to its madrasahs where many scholars and ulema were educated during the Ottoman period.

There are dozens of different routes to visit in Iznik, whose name is identified with the making of tiles. The coastline, Hagia Sophia Mosque, Green Mosque, Iznik Castle, Lefke Gate, Ismail Bey Bath, Nikaia Ancient City and St. Tryphonos Church, especially the Hagia Sophia Church, which is 20 meters off the Iznik Lake and 1-2 meters below the water, are in Iznik. among the must-see places.

7. Suuçtu Waterfall

Suuçtu Waterfall Bursa

Suuçtu Waterfall , located in the Çataltepe district of Bursa, near the Muradiyesarnıç Village , is 18 kilometers away from the Kemalpaşa district of Bursa. The waterfall, which also meets the water needs of the district, is surrounded by a forest of beech trees. The picnic area set up around the waterfall is among the most popular getaway addresses of the people living in the region.

The waterfall, in which the waters carried by Karadere fell with a force of more than 38 meters, was formed as a result of the collapse of the fault line. Although the water level decreases in summer, the pond located next to the waterfall offers a unique view every season of the year.

8. Sadağı Canyon, Orhaneli

Sadağı Canyon, Orhaneli

Sadağı Canyon , located within the borders of Sadağı village, 63 kilometers from Bursa center and 6 kilometers from Orhaneli district, is known as the second largest canyon of the city after Sansarak. The rock bath, which is said to have been built for the wife of the Roman Emperor Hadrianus in Sadağı Canyon and with its 60-degree healing water, is one of the most interesting points of the region.

Sadağı Canyon also serves health tourism today. The thermal hotel in the canyon is used as a summer and winter treatment center for those with stomach and gynecological diseases, especially rheumatic diseases. The entrance fee to the canyon, which is under the control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, is called Sadağı Canyon Nature Park. Sadağı Canyon entrance fee is 2.5TL for pedestrians, 1.5TL for students, 7.5TL for cars. Sadağı Canyon visiting hours are 08.00-20.00.

9. Saitabat Waterfall

Saitabat Waterfall

Saitabat Waterfall , in the Saitabat Village of Kestel district of Bursa , is an incredible natural wonder located on the skirts of Uludağ. The waterfall, surrounded by picnic areas and restaurants, is also a favorite of those interested in nature sports. The waterfall, which has a fascinating atmosphere with its roaring waters and clean air, is a place worth seeing when traveling to Bursa.

The waterfall, which provides a visual feast by increasing its flow in spring and autumn, is on the route of nature and sports lovers with its hiking trails. There are many country restaurants around the area where the waterfall flows. Breakfast is also served in these restaurants, where trout cooked on tiles with butter is served. There are picnic areas where you can barbecue, and activities such as zipline, jungle safari, horse riding are also held around the waterfall, which is chirpy on weekends.

10. Alaçam Waterfall

Alacam Waterfall Bursa

Alaçam Waterfall , located in Alaçam village, one of the indispensable spots for trekking enthusiasts, impresses with its canyon and hiking trails around it. The waters of the waterfall, pouring from a height of about 10 meters, become more enthusiastic as the snow surrounding Uludağ melts during the winter.

The unique vegetation and hiking trails around the waterfall in Kestel district of Bursa host mountain trekking activities. The canyon, which has the same name as the waterfall, also has rich wildlife. Located on the southern slope of Uludağ, Alaçam Waterfall is 13 km from Bursa city center.

11. Dokuzlar Waterfall, Kıranköy

Dokuzlar Waterfall, Kıranköy

Located in Kıranköy, a district of İnegöl, Dokuzlar Waterfall is also known as ‘Green Pools’ by the locals. Since the waters flowing on a creek where the snow waters descending from the plateau form nine small waterfalls, this region is called ‘Dokanlar Waterfall’. The waterfall, which also has a picnic area and hiking trails in its immediate vicinity, is an impressive natural wonder with its magnificent nature.

The waterfall, which is 58 km from Bursa city center and 13 km from İnegöl district center, is located at the eastern end of Uludağ. Located on the road leading to the plateau from the Kıran Village square, the waterfall flows with a roar as the snow melts.

12. Kösehoroz Waterfall, Mustafakemalpasa

Kösehoroz Waterfall, Mustafakemalpasa

The waters of Kösehoroz Waterfall , which is located on Değirmendere near Kösehoroz Village in Mustafakemalpaşa district, pours from a height of approximately 18 meters. Located 20 kilometers away from Mustafakemalpaşa district center, this magnificent waterfall is also a favorite of nature lovers with its rock pond that impresses with its view.

At the point where the waterfall spills, there is a natural wonder pond. The waterfall proceeds to Alev Stream, which is one of the branches of Mustafakemalpaşa Stream. The waterfall, which is visited by picnickers and those who want to get fresh air, especially on weekends with its picnic areas and country restaurants, is among the places to visit around Bursa.

13. Deliktaş Cave

Deliktas Cave

Deliktaş Cave , an impressive natural formation located around Kadriye and Üçpınar districts, is striking with its natural water resources and nature where you will have the opportunity to see the most beautiful shades of green. The cave, which is surrounded by cycling and hiking trails, is one of the frequent destinations of local people as well as tourists coming to the region.

Deliktaş Picnic Area, which was built near the cave with the landscaping of Bursa Nilüfer Municipality, is located on the skirts of Uludağ. The forest on one side and the area with natural water resources on the other is also home to the flagpole on which the Turkish flag flies as the highest peak of Southern Marmara.

14. Kurşunlu Village, Karacabey

Kurşunlu Village, Karacabey

Kurşunlu village , which is also mentioned as the hidden paradise of the Marmara Region , is an incredible natural wonder within the borders of Karacabey district of Bursa. It is said that Kurşunlu, a Greek village from the Ottoman period, got its name from the lead mines in the region. The village, which has a coast on the Marmara coast, is flooded by holidaymakers, especially in the summer months.

The most important summer resort of Karacabey, Kurşunlu was called Plakia in the Byzantine period. There is a church built in the name of Hagios Demetrios, the ruins of Megas Argos and Polichnion Polychronia monasteries in the region, which means plain in Hellenic language. Today, mostly immigrants from Artvin region live in Kurşunlu.

15. Kocayayla, Keleş

Kocayayla, Keles

Known as the highest plateau of the Marmara region with an altitude of 1,200 meters , Kocayayla is located in the Keles district of Bursa, which dates back to ancient times. With its unspoiled nature and magnificent atmosphere, Kocayayla is one of the favorite stops of camp and caravan enthusiasts, and hosts many festivals and feasts during the summer period.

Located 4 km southeast of Keles, the plateau is one of Bursa’s most famous picnic and recreation areas. The plateau, surrounded by larch trees, also has a 400,000 square meter pasture. Those who want to enjoy the highland air, which is said to be good for diseases such as lung, asthma, anemia, heart and tuberculosis, flock to the highland on weekends.

16. Paradise Canyon

Paradise Canyon Bursa

Cennet Canyon , located between Günece and Yarhisar villages of Yenişehir district, is also referred to by this name in Ottoman sources. As a legend spread about the canyon that the Girdaplı Lake, located right at the entrance, swallowed people, the local people stayed away from this region for years. The efforts to bring the canyon, which still remains untouched, to tourism have gained momentum in the last few years.

There are many large and small waterfalls and lakes along the Cennet Canyon, which is 6 km in length. In the canyon, where walking is not possible due to rocks at some points, it is necessary to swim in water that reaches a depth of 4-5 meters in these areas. The canyon, where the people of Bursa go to cool off during the hot summer months, is also mentioned in different legends and narratives.

Bursa food and beverage

Although the question of what to eat in Bursa is ‘Of course Iskender’ for many people, Bursa is a city that offers much more than Iskender kebab. The best İskender Kebapçı İskender, Mavi Shop and Uludağ Kebapçı are in Bursa, where people come from cities such as İstanbul, Ankara and İzmir even to eat İskender on a daily basis.

Bursa’s famous pita with minced meat, cantık, is a much lesser-known flavor when compared to iskender kebab. For cantik food, you can choose Aynalı Çarşı Pidecisi and Acıdayı. For those looking for an alternative to Iskender, meatballs with pita, İnegöl meatballs, Elbasan Pan, candied chestnuts, pita with tahini, Kemalpaşa dessert, Baghdad dates, milk halva are among the flavors that must be tasted in Bursa.

Bursa shopping

Bursa is a very rich city in terms of shopping alternatives. In addition to the historical inns and bazaars built in the city during the Ottoman period, shopping centers with many famous brands bring the traditional and modern world together. Located in the center of Bursa, near the Ulu Mosque, the Grand Bazaar , a historical bazaar from the Ottoman period, is an address where you can find many products from needle to thread.

Uzun Bazaar, Bedesten Jewelers Bazaar, Towel Shop (Ulu Bazaar), Archers Bazaar, Cancilar Bazaar, Sipahi Bazaar, Old Aynali Bazaar, Haci Ivaz Pasha Bazaar, Gelincik Bazaar, Yorgancilar Bazaar, Kavaflar Bazaar and Old Booksellers and Wedding Dress Shops Bazaar in Bursa historical centers where people enjoy shopping.

The favorite shopping centers of the city are Korupark AVM, Kent Meydani AVM, Anatolium, Zafer Plaza, Sur Yapı Marka AVM, ÖzdilekPark, Andalusian Park, Carrefour and AS Merkez.

Where to stay in Bursa

There are a few places I can recommend for accommodation in Bursa. I had the opportunity to stay in each of them. Bursa Sheraton is one of the best hotels in Bursa, where those who are low on comfort can stay. The Aloft Hotel , located right next to it, has a design and charm that will definitely please those who love design hotels.

For those who want a boutique hotel, I recommend the Bookstore , which is located in the historical region of Bursa . The mansion with its magnificent view overlooking Bursa would be a delicious choice for romantic couples.

How to get to Bursa

Bursa is 156 km from Istanbul, 330 km from İzmir and 387 km from Ankara. The bus terminal is 10 km from the city center. There are direct bus services to the city from many cities of Turkey.

With the Istanbul-Izmir Highway passing through the city center of Bursa and the Osmangazi Bridge starting to operate, transportation from both Izmir and Istanbul to Bursa became much easier.

Those arriving by private vehicle from the direction of Istanbul can reach Bursa in 1 hour by using the ring road connection over the Osmangazi Bridge. Those coming from the direction of Izmir follow the Istanbul Highway and arrive in Bursa in 3 hours.

Bursa , once the capital of the Ottoman Empire, is one of the most important settlements of our country with its historical and cultural heritage. The city, which hosts many historical buildings and where the most important ski resort of our country such as Uludağ is located, is a city that can be visited even for a day, with its close location to cities such as Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir.