Grand Mosque of Bursa ( ulu cami )

Hi readers!!!

How are you ?? i wish you pass a good last of the day year party.

in these i’m so so so so busy because i’m working so much for create a video and i’ll show you in the future don’t worry.

I had one free day and i’ve been in the center of Bursa and for the first time in my life i’ve been inside a Mosque ( Cami ), i was stunned by the architecture and so today i wanna talk about the Grand Mosque of Bursa ( ulu cami ).

Bursa Grand Mosque or Ulu Cami is a mosque in Bursa, Turkey. Built in the Seljuk style, it was ordered by the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I and built between 1396 and 1399. The mosque has 20 domes and 2 minarets.

 

Ulu Cami is the largest mosque in Bursa and a landmark of early Ottoman architecture which used many elements from the Seljuk architecture. Ordered by Sultan Bayezid I, the mosque was designed and built by architect Ali Neccar in 1396–1399. It is a large rectangular building, with twenty domes arranged in four rows of five that are supported by twelve columns. Supposedly the twenty domes were built instead of the twenty separate mosques which Sultan Bayezid I had promised for winning the Battle of Nicopolis in 1396. The mosque has two minarets.

There is also a fountain (şadırvan) inside the mosque where worshipers can perform ritual ablutions before prayer; the dome over the şadırvan is capped by a skylight which creates a soft light below, playing an important role in the illumination of the large building.

 

Inside the mosque there are 192 monumental wall inscriptions written by the famous Ottoman calligraphers of that period. The mosque has one of the greatest examples of Islamic calligraphy in the world. The Calligraphy is written on the walls, columns and on small and large plates.

The mosque is located in the old city center of Bursa on the Atatürk Blvd.

Photo by: Eba Photography.

Of course i make some photo reportage inside of the cami, now i’ll show you some photo

Generation by generation we teach how to live and how to pray.

For the Islamic culture the cami it’s not only a place for pray but a place for talk, stay together for hours.

Read, read and read for learn and study the Koran.

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