The first name of the city, which was founded by the Bithynians and Prusias in 3rd Century BC, was Prusa. The definitive findings of the first settlement close to the city center are dated to BC 2700-2500. The Thracians, Thins and Bithyni who escaped from the Scythian attacks from Thrace in 1200 BC settled in this region. Therefore, the name of the region is mentioned as Bithyni in the written sources. Our province, which was taken by the Turks by Orhan Bey in 1326, was the capital of the Ottoman Empire.

Bursa is one of our pupil provinces with its historical texture, Natural Thermal Waters, Uludağ, which is in important places in the world as a ski center with İskender Kebab, and valuable handmade tiles. Our city, which is only 1.5 hours away from Istanbul by sea, is 42 km away from Yenisehir Airport and 235 km away from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport.


Uludağ is one of the first ski resorts of Turkey. Uludağ Ski Center is located 36 km south of Bursa. In addition to being a winter sports center, Uludağ is one of the most important mountains of our country with its natural beauty and has been declared as a National Park.

In Uludağ, skiing and other winter sports can be done in winter, and sporting activities such as daily activities, camping and trekking can be done in summer. The peak of Uludağ is Kara Tepe, which is 2543 meters high. Uludağ, known as Olympos Misios in ancient times, took its place in mythology as the place where the gods followed the Trojan War.


Mudanya, located 25 km northwest of Bursa and on the coast of the Marmara Sea, is a center where summer tourism is intensely experienced with its fresh air.

Mudanya, which is the center of Bursa due to its proximity to the coast and the city center, is a cute coastal city and tourism center with its fish restaurants, residential areas such as Siği, Kumyaka and Zeytinbağı (Trilye), streets and historical houses. Thanks to the cool summer season, the tourism season does not last very long.


Iznik, which was founded 2400 years ago in the east of the lake bearing its name, is known as the tile realm. Its altitude is 85 m and its surface area is 753 km2.

İznik is a city that has been kneaded with cultural ruins for thousands of years and has been in the head corners of history pages for centuries in the region. It is one of the rare settlements that has served as the capital of four empires.

The natural shoreline of the lake, with its nature, archaeological and historical ruins, adds vitality to tourism with its wide wooded areas suitable for picnics. With the identification of suitable areas for paragliding and grass skiing in Hacı Osman Village and its surroundings, it has started to host those who are interested in these sports.

İznik Pottery: Iznik is one of the great tile centers during the Ottoman period. Pottery, which started in the 15th century, developed greatly in a short time and the city began to be known as the Chinese Iznik. Today, the secrets of Iznik China are revealed with scientific methods, and beautiful tile bowls, plates and souvenirs are produced in the Çini workshops, which started to operate again in the city center.


It is one of the five kızık (twenty-four clans of Oghuz Turks) villages on the slopes of Uludağ, 13 km from Bursa on the Ankara road in the east of Bursa. The 700-year-old historical Cumalıkızık village, one of the rare villages that preserved the Ottoman period housing texture until today, is one of the important examples of Ottoman period rural architecture and still maintains its traditional lifestyle.

Orhan Bey is a residential area established as a foundation village. Cumalıkızık, one of the first regions where the Ottomans settled in Bursa, consists of a total of 270 houses, 180 of which are still used and in some of which conservation and restoration works are carried out.

Generally two or three-storey houses are accessed through the courtyard with a wooden door with two wings from the street. The floor of the courtyard is made of earth or stone. The first floor with low ceilings is the winter part of the house and the second floor with high ceiling is the summer part of the house. Veranda and sofa are directed to climate and landscape. On the ground floors of the houses, the traditional stone material with wooden beams is dominated by adobe material between the wooden roof and the wooden material with crushed roof covered with the Ottoman style tile on the roof. The walls are generally yellow, blue, white, purple and green. There are no windows opening to the outside for privacy on the ground floor of the houses. The windows are located in the empty room.

Remember not to go

Without seeing Cumalıkızık,
skiing in Uludağ,
visiting the complexes,
visiting the hot springs,
eating İskender kebab, Kemalpaşa dessert and chestnut sugar,
buying Bursa silk...