The Emir Sultan Mosque was built during the reign of Sultan Celebi Mehmet between 1366 and 1429 in Bursa, Turkey, in honor of Emir Sultan, the groom of Ottoman Sultan Yıldırım Bayezid. It is located in the town of Emir Sultan, Yıldırım district of Bursa and is considered one of the most important structures.


Initially, the mosque had only one dome, but in 1507, a courtyard and porch with three domes were added. The mosque was completely destroyed in 1795, but it was rebuilt on the same plan by Sultan Selim III in 1804. In 1855, it was damaged in an earthquake, but it was restored with high quality in the 19th century.


This intriguing mosque has a dome situated on an octagonal base and minarets on its corners, made of dressed stone. The charming rectangle-shaped courtyard are surrounded by wooden pointed porches supported by wooden columns and contain a sadırvan (a water tank with a fountain) in the center. The mosque is located in the south, the mausoleum and wooden rooms in the north. The mosque is illuminated by 40 large windows, creating a serene atmosphere. The magnificent mihrab, covered with 17th-century Iznik tiles, is decorated with Rumi motifs on the fronton. With its grand structures, the mosque reflects Arab architectural style.

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The mausoleum was built by Hundi Sultan (the daughter of Sultan Yıldırım Bayezid) for her husband, Emir Sultan. It is located to the north of the mosque. The octagonal-shaped grave was destroyed by an earthquake in 1868, but it was later rebuilt in a Baroque style. Today, the tombs of Emir Sultan, his wife Hundi Hatun, and their two daughters are interred here.


Bursa, Turkey is a city rich in history and culture, and the Emir Sultan Mosque and Mausoleum are a testament to this. This magnificent mosque and tomb complex offer a unique opportunity to witness the harmonious fusion of Ottoman and Arab architectural styles. The mosque’s 40 enormous windows, magnificent mihrab, and charming courtyard create a serene atmosphere, making it a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The mausoleum is a testament to the love and devotion of Hundi Sultan for her husband, Emir Sultan, and their resting place is surrounded by a rich history.

Visiting Bursa Emir Sultan is a must-see for anyone who loves architecture, history, or culture. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, this magnificent mosque and tomb complex offer an unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe.

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