This property is a serial nomination of eight component sites in the City of Bursa and the nearby village of Cumalıkızık, in the southern Marmara region.

The site illustrates the creation of an urban and rural system establishing the Ottoman Empire in the early 14th century. The property embodies the key functions of the social and economic organization of the new capital which evolved around a civic centre.

These include commercial districts of khans, kulliyes (religious institutions) integrating mosques, religious schools, public baths and a kitchen for the poor, as well as the tomb of Orhan Ghazi, founder of the Ottoman dynasty.

One component outside the historic centre of Bursa is the village of Cumalıkızık, the only rural village of this system to show the provision of hinterland support for the capital.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

8 sites in this World Heritage

  • Khans Area (Orhan Ghazi Külliye and its surroundings)
  • Khans Area (Orhan Ghazi Tombs)
  • Hüdavendigar (Murad I) Külliye
  • Hüdavendigar (Murad I) Külliye (Old Turkish Bath)
  • Yildirim (Bayezid I) Külliye
  • Yesil (Mehmed I) Külliye
  • Muradiye (Murad II) Külliye
  • Cumalikizik Village

Khans Area (Orhan Ghazi Külliye and its surroundings)

Khans Area (Orhan Ghazi Tombs)

Hüdavendigar (Murad I) Külliye

Hüdavendigar (Murad I) Külliye (Old Turkish Bath)

Yildirim (Bayezid I) Külliye

Yesil (Mehmed I) Külliye

Muradiye (Murad II) Külliye

Cumalikizik Village

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Turkey 
Category
Cultural
Name
Bursa and Cumalıkızık: the Birth of the Ottoman Empire
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
2014
Keyword
Registered in 2014