Bursa - Old Turkish Houses

Bursa is a big city in Turkey - the population is 2.5 million. In Bursa, one could argue, there is nothing that isn't there: The Maramara Sea is only 20 kilometers away (and hence Istanbul is not that far, either). Then there is Mount Olympus (the second one after the one in Greece), where the Greek Gods (used to) live - being 2,543 meters high - and rising virtually in the city center (only now it is mostly known by its Turkish name, Uludağ). It is an amazing feeling to be in this city, this bustling metropolis, and permanently, the mountain is in your sight. This fact transforms the large city of Bursa into an intriguing mixture of culture and nature. No wonder it is called "the Green City" - which is a nickname well deserved.

And there is so much that you can do in Bursa! On Mount Uludağ, there is a famous ski resort - but for those who prefer aquatic sports: The sea is never far, either! So, of course, Bursa is a tourist paradise - but then, at the same time, it is also a major business and industry site. First of all, it is home to Turkey's automotive industry: FIAT and Renault produce here - but so do Coca Cola and Pepsi Co and many others. All of this makes Bursa a truly international place, with a large, and growing, expat community. But history does also exist in Bursa: In fact, it used to be the capital of the Ottoman Empire before the Sultans moved it to Istanbul.

So one can be sure to find an abundance of historic buildings - like the spectacular Great Mosque (Ulu Camii), completed in 1399 - and many other monuments from a variety of periods and styles.

And then, Bursa is also a metropolis of culture. There are many museums to be found - with the Bursa Archaeology Museum being the most notable of them. Uludag University is located in Bursa - and this fact has a great impact on the city's cultural life. The student community has created a pulsating event life, that manages to be typically Turkish - and globalized at the same time.

Culture...that certainly includes eating. Probably everybody by now has eaten Kebab, and most people like it - but Bursa is famous for its delicious İskender kebab - but its taste cannot be described: You will have to find out for yourself!

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Bursa, Turkey

Property type: apartment

Added on: 2010/04/28

Furnished flat for rent in Bursa/Turkey - Bursa, Turkey

Three bedroom second floor flat with great views is nestled in a quiet street at the city center of Bursa.Only a few minutes walking distance to Bursa city's famous theathers,museums,shopping centers,restaurants,pharmacies,dry cleaners,money exchange,coffee shops etc.Short walking distance to subway.Excellent transport links to explore Bursa city.All frequent bus services are a 5 mins walk from the the apartment.Muradiye district is the trendiest neighborhood in Bursa.The flat is fully furnished.Fully equipped American style open kitchen.(washing machine,dishwasher,refregirator,oven,cooker,kitchen utencils etc.)The living area is comfortable and spacious.Theres a double size sofa bed in living room for additional guests.Double bed in two bedrooms,and one single bed in other bedroom.Quality tiled bathroom with bath and shower.The flat takes very much sunlight and its very airy.Very nice city view from the terrace of the apartment.Hi speed internet,big screen satellite tv,audio set,24000 btu A/C,Linens,towels etc. are provided.The apartment has three car private garage.$450 per week.(Theres cable internet connection at the flat.I am the owner of the apartment and I've been renting out this flat to only foreign tourists for about 8 years.Payment method:Cash on arrival) [ read more » ]

Category: holiday accommodation
Type: apartment (for rent)
Price: $ 450
Size: 100 m²
Location: Bursa, Turkey

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