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Bursa Sights and Landmarks Guide, Turkey

Bursa, Sights- presentation

You cannot possibly have read a book of history without having heard at least once about the Ottoman Empire. And you cannot possibly have gathered information about this amazing past without feeling the need to see with your own eyes the breathtaking traces of this civilization. One of the best places where you can relive this triumphant history is Bursa, Turkey. The city is located in the northwest part of the country, being bordered by the crystal clear Marmara Sea and surrounded by Mount Uludağ. Besides the beautiful green forests nearby and the large gardens which are specific to this area, Bursa bears traces of Ottoman life that once made this region so famous.

Bursa, Sights- attractions

As Bursa has been the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, you cannot miss the opportunity to relive its past, trough visiting the tombs of several sultans that were buried here, the imposing stretch of the city wall and the Ottoman House Museum. This walk will teach you that Bursa was one of the most important spas of the Byzantine period, due to its healthy hot mineral water and one of the largest manufacturing centers in the Ottoman Empire, due to the presence of mulberry trees in this region.

Another important landmark of this glorious history is represented by the major mosque Ulu Camii, with an interesting architecture, refreshing fountains, wall inscriptions and peaceful and contemplative atmosphere.

Among the most popular tourist destinations in Bursa that might bewitch you are also: Bursa Archeology Museum, Bursa City Museum, Bursa Atatürk Museum, Bursa Turkish Architecture Museum, Islamic Works Museum, Mudanya Armistice, İznik Museum, Hüdavendigar complex, Koca Sinan Paşa complex, İshak Paşa complex, Çelik Palas, thermal bath, Bursa Grand Mosque, Karacabey Grand Mosque and many others.

Bursa, Sights- events

The most important event you can attend to when visiting Bursa is The International Bursa Festival, which usually takes place during the hot summer days of June and July. People from all over the world come here to share with the locals the beauty of the Turkish culture: ballet, art exhibitions, theatrical performances and opera. Also in summertime, folk lovers attend the Golden Karagoz Festival which is performed in Culture Park, near the Cekirge Square. If you want to avoid the heath of this season, then, in November Bursa offers you the possibility to see the International Silk Road Film Festival, an exciting occasion for people to find out more about cinema and movies.

However, the trip to the past cannot stop here. First, gather some information from Istanbul Travel Guide and Ankara Travel Guide and continue your amazing journey.

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