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ITG-124-Osman Gazi Tomb

“ Daily Bursa Tour ”


Osman Gazi, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, lived between 1258-1324. During the siege of Bursa, Osmangazi was buried in the tomb built on the chapel of the Byzantine Monastery called Sainte Elie, known as "Gümüūlü Kümbet" after the conquest of Bursa, according to his will. The tomb, which was completely destroyed by fire in 1801 and by the earthquake of 1855, was restored to its current state in 1863 by Sultan Abdülaziz, remaining faithful to its old structure.
The mother-of-pearl inlaid wooden sarcophagus in the middle of the tomb belongs to Osmangazi. The sarcophagus is surrounded by mother-of-pearl inlaid railings. The sarcophagus was made during Abdulaziz's visit to Bursa, embroidered with silver and glitter on velvet, and showing Osmangazi's personality, his birth, the year of his reign, and the dates of his death, were covered over the sarcophagus. Inside the tomb are the sarcophagi of Osmangazi's son Alaaddin Bey, Orhangazi's wife Aspurça Hatun and twelve of their relatives.

If you want to see the Osman Gazi tomb during your visit to Istanbul, you can join our Daily Bursa tour.

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