28 Temmuz 2016 Perşembe

Tomb of Shehzade Mustafa

mausoleum of prince mustafa

This mausoleum was built in 1573 for Shehzade Mustafa, son of Süleiman the Magnificent, by his brother Selim II. the funeral of shehzade Mustafa who died in 1553 in Ereğli (Konya County) was brought to Bursa where he first was buried in another place. After about twenty years in that place, he then was buried in this mausoleum, which was built for him.

gate of the mausoleum of prince mustafa

It is known that the architect of this mausoleum was Mehmet Çavush, one of the supervisors of "Dergah-i Ali" dervish lodge, and that he was entrusted with this work on recommendation of Sinan, chief architect of Hassa.

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Some building materials from the Byzantine era, such as marble plates and columns brought from “Bursa Sarayı” place, were used in its construction.

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The structure's walls are covered with Iznik tiles and rich hand-drawn ornaments which are remarkable. The tiles are made in the naturelistic style of the 16th century. The 16th century ornaments were plastered in the late 19th centyrt, and covered by baroque decoration elements.
During the 2013 restoration, this plastering was rasped, and the hand-drawn ornaments dating back to the 16th centruy below it, appeared, and thus were resurrected.

tomb of shehzade mustafa

It is known that the four sarcophagi placed inside this mausoleum are those of Shehzade Mustafa, of Mahidevran Hatun, his mother and of Osman, son of Shehzade Bayezid. There is another sarcophagus in this mausoleum whose identity is unknown.

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The mauseloum which was thoroughly restored by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality between 2013 and 2014 is located in the site which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Haritage list in 2014.

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Where is Shehzade Mustafa's Tomb? How to go Shehzade Mustafa's Tomb.

The Mausoleum of the Shehzade Mustafa is in the Bursa in Muradiye Complex.

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You can find this place by following map.