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Green Tomb (Yesil Türbe) Tours

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Green Tomb (Yesil Türbe)
Built in 1421 to serve as a mausoleum for Sultan Mehmed I Celebi, the Green Tomb (Yesil Türbe) sits above the larger Green Mosque complex in Bursa, Turkey. The striking exterior of the tomb is decorated with blue-green tiles, most of which replaced the original tiles after an earthquake damaged the tomb in 1855.

The Basics
Continuing the visual theme from its exterior, the inside of the tomb is bedecked with colorful blue and green Iznik tiles with floral patterns. Carved walnut wood doors add to the ornate decorations. The royal tombs, including those of Sultan Mehmed I Celebi’s sons, sit in the center of the structure.

Many private and small-group tours of Bursa visit the Green Tomb and Green Mosque complex from Istanbul as a day trip.
 
Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Green Tomb is a must-visit for history and architecture enthusiasts.
  • If you’re planning to visit the Green Mosque as well as the tomb, make sure to wear shoes that are easy to remove and to have a head covering.
  • The Green Mosque is closed during prayer times, but the Green Tomb is still open.

How to Get There

The Green Tomb is part of the Green Mosque complex, located in the Yesil neighborhood of Bursa, not far from other mosques and museums in the city center. From Istanbul, take a ferry or longer bus ride to Bursa—or skip the hassle and book a tour that includes round-trip transportation.
 
When to Get There
The Green Tomb is open to the public seven days a week. The nearby mosque is closed to non-Muslims during prayer times, which are usually listed in front of the mosque and also are posted online. Fridays and religious holidays see longer prayer times and fewer hours open to non-Muslims.

Iznik Tiles in Turkey
The Green Tomb’s distinctive style comes from its use of Iznik tiles, produced in the Iznik region of Turkey. From the 15th through the 17th centuries, Iznik was celebrated for its pottery and ceramics, and the region became famous for its high-quality patterned tiles, usually in the colors of red, blue, and green.
Address: Yeşil Mahallesi, 1. Yeşil Cd. 66-1,, Bursa 16360, Turkey
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Travel with your own private guide by ferry across the Sea of Marmara to visit Bursa, the Ottoman Empire's earliest capital. See more with your guide on this full-day tour to Bursa from Istanbul, with time to take in historic landmarks like the Green Mosque and Green Tomb, ride up a mountain via cable car, browse at the Silk Market and a bazar, and stop for a Turkish lunch.
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Discover the highlights of Bursa and Uludag on a full-day tour from Istanbul. Visit landmarks in Bursa such as the Great Mosque (Ulu Camii) and Green Mosque (Yesil Camii), and other sites in the former capital of the Ottoman Empire. Travel by cable car up Uludag mountain for great views and a barbecue lunch, then take an ATV ride or choose another activity (optional at own expense).
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