The Sea of Marmara and the North Aegean Sights

Yeşil Cami (Green Mosque)

  • Yeşil Cad. Map It
  • Bursa
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

A juxtaposition of simple form, inspired stone carving, and spectacular tile work, this is among the finest mosques in Turkey. Work on the building was completed in 1420, during the reign of Mehmet I Çelebi (ruled 1413–21). Its beauty begins in the marble entryway, where complex feathery patterns and calligraphy are carved into the stone; inside is a sea of blue and green İznik tiles. The central hall rests under two shallow domes; in the one near the entrance an oculus sends down a beam of sunlight at midday, illuminating a fountain delicately carved from a single piece of marble. The mihrab (prayer niche) towers almost 50 feet, and is covered with stunning tiles and intricate carvings. On a level above the main doorway is the sultan's loge, lavishly decorated and tiled.

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Yeşil Cad., Bursa, Bursa, 16360, Turkey

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Sight Details:

  • Daily dawn–dusk

Published 07/06/2016

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