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After the Ottoman Empire conquered the city on April 6, 1326, Bursa served as the capital until 1365. Even after that, it continued to hold symbolic importance as the site of the funeral ceremonies of Sultans and other significant celebrations. During this time, the name of the city was changed from Prusa to Bursa and it became known as the “Green Paradise” due to its lush greenery. The city saw the establishment of various social complexes, mosques, Turkish baths, hospices, hospitals (darussifa), madrasahs, caravansaries, inns, mausoleums, and palaces. Gardens and picnic areas were also adorned with beautiful flowers to showcase the natural wealth and glory of Bursa.

Thus, Bursa has enchanted people with its natural beauty and unique architecture since ancient times. Despite losing some of its importance over time, the city has been revitalized with the help of the Republic of Turkey.


Bursa generally has a mild and rainy climate, but the climate type can vary depending on the region. For example, Uludag in the south has a rainy and cold climate, while the northern parts have a milder weather.

Bursa is a city in Turkey and consists of various districts such as Nilufer, Yıldırım, Osman Gazi, Büyük Orhan, Gemlik, Gürsu, Harmancık, Inegöl, Iznik, Karacabey, Mudanya, Kestel, Mustafa Kemal Pasha, Orhangazi, Orhaneli, Karacabey and Yenisehir. It boasts several iconic structures such as Yıldırım Mosque and Tomb, Yesil (Green) Mosque and Mausoleum, Emir Sultan Mosque and Tomb, Muradiye Social Complex, and Hudavendigar Mosque and Social Complex. Bursa also has significant religious structures such as Gerus Synagogues, Ets Ahayim and Mayor Synagogues. In addition, Bursa is home to great public houses like Emir, Haci Ivaz- Payigah and Arabacılar. The city also features famous attractions like Uludag National Park, Cekirge (Vakıfbahce) Hot Springs, Bademli Bahce Hot Springs, Dumbuldek, Gemlik and Armutlu Thermal Springs, and natural beaches such as Kursunlu, Bayramdere, Mesudiye, Egerce and Esence. It also has picnic areas that are enjoyed by both locals and tourists.



Bursa is a city with a rich cultural heritage, providing visitors with a wealth of historical and architectural sites to explore. Some of the most popular tourist attractions include the Grand Mosque (Ulu Cami), the Bursa City Museum, the Bursa Castle, and the Cumalikizik village, a well-preserved Ottoman village that still contains many traditional houses and stone streets.

Another must-visit attraction is the Green Mosque (Yesil Camii), one of the finest examples of Ottoman architecture, with its intricate tile work and elegant calligraphy. Visitors can also take a dip in one of the many thermal baths, including the famous Cekirge Baths, which dates back to the Byzantine Empire.

The beautiful parks and gardens of Bursa provide a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The iconic Cumalikizik village is located on a hill overlooking the city, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, and is the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll and enjoy a picnic.


Bursa is also known for its delicious cuisine, and visitors can sample traditional Turkish dishes like kebabs, baklava, and pide (a type of Turkish pizza) in the city’s many restaurants and cafes. The local cuisine is heavily influenced by the city’s location near the coast and in the foothills of the Uludag Mountains, and includes a variety of fresh seafood and locally grown fruits and vegetables.


Shopping is a popular pastime in Bursa, and visitors can find everything from traditional Turkish textiles and ceramics to modern clothing and electronics in the city’s many bazaars and shops. The lively Kapalicarsi Bazaar is one of the largest covered markets in the world and is the perfect place to buy souvenirs and gifts.


Bursa is also a city that celebrates many traditional festivals and events throughout the year. Some of the most popular events include the Bursa Silk and Carpet Festival, which takes place every year in May, and the Bursa Honey Festival, which celebrates the city’s famous honey production. Visitors can also participate in traditional Turkish events like the Hidrellez Festival, a celebration of spring and new beginnings, and the Bursa Orchid Festival, which showcases the city’s abundant orchid gardens.


Tour Maker Turkey is a leading travel agency that offers a range of comprehensive Bursa city tours. Our knowledgeable guides and travel experts will help you make the most of your visit, providing you with insider tips and recommendations and showing you the hidden gems of the city. Whether you’re interested in exploring the city’s rich cultural heritage, taking a dip in the thermal baths, or simply enjoying the beautiful parks and gardens, Tour Maker Turkey has a tour that’s perfect for you.

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