Bursa Local Guide

Discover local taste,attractions,places and information about Bursa Turkey

Bursa Local Guide

This beautiful city Bursa is also called Green Bursa located at the foot of Uludag(Mount Olympus) mountain in the Marmara region of Turkey.

Due to its central location and because of its gardens and parks the name is ‘’Green Bursa’’ an important land which groves a lot of fruits all year round. One of the few cities in Turkey being advanced in industrial, trade and culture sector.

Bursa is rich in historical and cultural artifacts surrounded by tombs respective of Ottoman Sultans along with splendid architectures and constructions built during this period .

Ancient Silk Road Bursa was the last stop of the West which had been the first capital of the Ottoman Empire until present .

Modern Bursa is set around the mosques and mausoleums, despite now being somewhat turblent and built up its Ottoman centre and many parks keep it tranquil in places.

The largest and most popular ski centre of Turkey is Uludag Ski Centre which stands upright behind the City of Bursa. It can be visited all year round easily accessable by cable cars or by cars in the status of national park. There are nice accommodating  Hotels for its visitors.

One of Bursa’s attractions is for the health benefits taking the attention of tourisum also . The thermal centers and spa centers are used as a natural treatment since Anicent Roman Time. The thermal sources are being used by Hotels , there are also some physical thermal treatment centers which belong to University of Uludag.

Bursa is famous for silk textiles and towels. Delicious foods Iskender kebab, chestnut candies and peaches. The hometown of historical shadow play Karagoz and Hacivat.

Places to see around Bursa

Gemlik and Mudanya are located on the seashore, Zeytinbagi displays architecture examples of Turkish architects. Iznik town located 85km away on the North East part of Bursa known as the tiles ‘’Iznik Tiles’’.

Places to visit in Bursa

Museums: Ottoman House, Turkish Islamic Art (Yesil Medrese) Museum, Archeological Museum, Mudanya Armistice House, Iznik Ayasofya (St.Sophia) Museum, Iznik Museum, Iznik Ancient Roman Theater.

Castle of Bursa was built in I Century B.C with 2 km long-wide city walls

Islamic constructions and Historical Mosques : Green (Yesil) Mosque, Grand (Ulucami) Mosque, Yildirim, Emir Sultan, Iznik Yesil, Muradiye II. Murat Orhan Bey, Hazi Ozbek and Mahmut Celebi Mosque.  Green (Yesil) Tomb, Yildirim Tomb, Osman Gazi Tomb, Orhan Gazi Tomb, Emir Sultan Tomb, Hatuniye Tomb, Kirgizlar Tomb, Cem Sultan and Sehzada Mahmut Tomb.

Historical Churches : Saint Tryphonos Church, Koimesis Church, Helena Constantine Church, Mumyaka Church and French Church.

Synagogues: Ets Ahayim Synagogue, Gerus Synagogue, Mayor Synagogue

Koza Caravansary : In 1490 II is was established . Beyazid today is one of most popular and used caravansary of present. Uludag National Park is 24kn away from Bursa City Center.

Spas and Bursa Thermals mainly Gemlik Terme, Sadag, Agachisar, Cekirge Dumbuldek, Kukurtlu and Oylat Thermal. Cumalikizik Houses is on the east coast of Bursa it is under protection its the location of 270 old Ottoman style houses.

Ulubat Lake : Apolyont is beside the road of Bursa Izmir Highway

Karacay Delta : On the south coast of Marmara Sea it is the status of important birds stopping place.

Saitabat Waterfalls : Guvercinlik takes its name from the Pigeon as many pigeons are living in the canyon, one of the most beautiful places in the area.

Provinces of Bursa : Yildirim, Orhangazi, Nilufer, Mustafa Kemal Pasa, Osman Gazi, Buyuk Orhan, Kestel, Mudanya, Gursu, Kales, Karacabey, Iznik, Inegol, Harmancik, Inegol