TURBE OF YAHYA EFENDİ

Yahya Efendi, one of the most important scholars, poets and sufis of the 16th century, was born in 1495. His father was Sami Ömer Efendi and his mother was Afife Hatun. It is stated in the references that Afife Hatun breastfed Shahzadah Süleyman (Kanuni SultanSüleyman) and Yahya Efendi and Kanuni Sultan Süleyman were “milkbrothers”. Yahya … Read more

MAUSOLEUM OF HUMA HATUN

Its three-line epitaph board written in Arabic states that the construction of this mausoleum was ordered by Murad II, and built in 853 A.H. (1449) by his son, Mehmed the Conqueror, for his mother, Huma Hatun. It is also known as “Ak Turbe” (“The White Mausoleum”), or “Hatuniye Turbesi” (“Hatuniye Mausoleum”). Murad II Han Mausoleum … Read more

SARAYLILAR MAUSOLEUM

Although there is no information on the date of construction of this mausoleum nor on its sponsor, due to its architectural style, it is estimated to have been built in the 15th century. This mausoleum is attributed to the women from the palace, Akile and Belkıs, the elder sisters of Mahidevran Hatun. This structure is … Read more

MAUSOLEUM OF MURAD II

This mausoleum was built in 1481 by Mehmed the Conqueror for his father, Murad II. According to the last will of Murad II, this structure was built with a square plan and an open roof to allow the rain in, and with a surrounding gallery for the disciples to memorize the Qur’an. Without using a … Read more

TOMB OF SÜLEYMAN ÇELEBİ

Süleyman Çelebi who is the author of encomium “Mawlid” in Turkish and one of the most famous poets of Ottoman during 15th century was born in Bursa. Süleyman Çelebi received tuition from the famous scholars of the mentioned century and became imam of supreme court in Ottoman Empire and than became imam of Ulu Mosque … Read more

Ertuğrul Bey Mosque

This mosque was built during the reign of Yıldırım Bayezid (1389-1402) for his son, Ertuğrul Bey. Ertuğrul Bey died in 1398 while serving as the governor of the Aydın district. His body was brought to Bursa and buried in the mosque’s cemetery. Architecture The mosque is built on a rectangular area. The main prayer hall … Read more

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