Bursa Turkey Museums

A basilica that has been submerged under the water of Lake Iznik in the Turkish city of Bursa is preparing to open to visitors in the near future. On the eastern side of the city centre, a new, ultra-modern panoramic museum is currently being built, dedicated to the depiction of the Ottoman conquest of Bursa. The museum is located on the site of an anchor foundry, an area that symbolizes the industrialization of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century. It is being built in collaboration with Istanbul's leading construction company in this historic building.

The museum also houses six wax figures representing the Ottoman sultans who resided in Bursa, as well as other historical figures of the city. There are also monuments from the Persian period that occupied Anatolia from BC to 546 BC, while two are in the Archaeological Museum of Istanbul. Near the museum, a corridor has recently been opened, where you can see the remains of a number of ancient and modern monuments, such as the tomb of the late Ottoman Sultan Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. It is also home to a model town of BURSa, which accurately reflects the physical characteristics of this area.

The archaeological section of the museum was moved from the Archaeological Museum in the Cultural Park to the modern building around the museum in 1972. The museum is housed in a building built on the site of a former military base built during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. During our visit we made a tour and opened it to the visitors as well as to the collected archaeological monuments.

The city of Bursa bought the building from Colonel Mehmet and gave it to Ataturk, but Sahin is now part of the directorate of the Iznik Museum, which is run with the permission of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

This private museum is located in Kadir, where there is a university on the Golden Horn, in an old building that also houses relics of Byzantine cisterns and Ottoman hammams. The museum was founded in 1980 by the Vehbi Koc Foundation as a historical Azeri residence on the Bosphorus and houses the largest collection of Anatolian art in Turkey, dating back to 6000 BC. It is one of the oldest private museums in Bursa and the only one in Istanbul. In Bank, the Mudanya Armistice Building in Mudanya, Turkey (the neighbouring coastal town of Mudanya is more than 30 minutes away) is located right next to the building where the famous Mudaya Armistice was signed in October 1922. The museum was founded by Ataturk and opened in 1924. It is located in his former residence in Kucukcakale, near the city centre, with the help of a grant from the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

The mausoleum of an early Ottoman sultan is located in Bursa and the numerous buildings built during the Ottoman period are the city's landmark. This is a historic city that, like Istanbul, was the capital of the Ottoman Empire. The ancient city dates back to the reign of Sultan Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the first Sultan of Turkey, and is one of the most important archaeological sites in Turkey.

I would argue that on the map, the Museum of Cultural Cartography is the only one where it seems to be striving for the status of this description. There are almost no labels, which signals that the text - the heavy museum is almost exclusively aimed at the Turkish public - is speaking. I interpret most museums in Bursa as generally good - curated and easy to manage.

If you like to immerse yourself in culture and learn about your heritage when visiting a foreign city, then you should definitely visit the City Museum of Bursa. Make sure you take enough time to visit all parts of the museum, not just the main museum.

If you are travelling with your family to the beautiful city of Bursa, especially children and families, you will love to spend a day at the BURSa Zoo.

The history of Bursa, which stretches from its origins to the present day, consists exclusively of four paragraphs and painted street scenes. You can spend an interesting afternoon in the Karagoz Museum, which immerses you in the life of famous Turkish shadow figures who lived in Burrasa.

The visitor learns about the Armenians, who as Muslim Turkish migrants never became Turkish, but were for a long time part of an artificial mosaic and never became the organically formed multicultural pearls that determine the fate of Turkey. By including Ahiska Turks as ethnic Turkish migrants, the museum also addresses the fact that thousands of them did not have a clear path to Turkish citizenship.

Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, is less well known than it turns out, but an amazing place. It is located at the crossroads of two of Turkey's most important cities, Istanbul and Ankara, and has plenty to discover when it comes to historic buildings. The museum is called the Ottoman House Museum, which is open when you pass by and is worth a visit, although it can be operated at fairly irregular opening times. To find out about closing days and opening hours, you can call the country code for Turkey (90) or contact your local government office.

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