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Grand Mosque
Grand Mosque

Grand Mosque

9.06 reviews
Sights and Museums, Mosque
Ranked #3 in Bursa things to do
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Nalbantoğlu Mh., 16010 Bursa, Turkey
+90 224 224 1668 ‎
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Bursa Grand Mosque or Ulu Camii is the largest mosque in Bursa and a landmark of early Ottoman architecture. It was built in Seljuk style and ordered by the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I. The mosque has 20 ... Read more
domes and 2 minarets. The horizontally spacious and dimly lit interior is designed to feel peaceful and contemplative. The subdivisions of space formed by multiple domes and pillars create a sense of privacy and even intimacy. Inside the mosque there are 192 monumental wall inscriptions written by the famous Ottoman calligraphers of that period and is one of the greatest examples of Islamic calligraphy.

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Longmont, Colorado, USA
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Ulu Camii is interesting because it predates any of the mosques that you find in Istanbul and thus is built in a different style. Built in 1399, the mosque is constructed of brick and stone with a single minaret. The calligraphy inside is particularly beautiful although the walls have clearly been plastered and painted in more recent times.

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Nizwa, Oman
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The Grand Mosque in Bursa, Turkey is like none I've ever experienced before. Here you'll find women and men praying at the same time (but not together, of course), LED televisions strategically placed around the center for ablutions which is actually in the very center of the mosque itself (normally, ablutions are done outside the mosque in a separate room). What's even more interesting is what happens outside the mosque. Here it's not unusual to spot veiled ladies having a fag on the mosque grounds before or after their daily prayers - when a Muslim country marries a secular state, expect nothing less than the unexpected.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Must visit. Amazing.

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Fatih/istanbul, Turkey

LA İLAHE İLLALLAH

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Istanbul, Turkey
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