BURSA Hot Springs & Spas


BURSA (Altitude: 109 m)

This first capital of the Ottoman Empire has been famous for centuries for the therapeutic qualities of its natural hot springs.

One of the earliest recorded visitors who came to Bursa to enjoy the waters was Byzantine Empress Theodora. Today, the Ottoman baths, known as Eski Kaplica, continue to function as part of the Kervansaray Thermal in the Cekirge district of Bursa. The five-star Celik Palas Thermal Hotel also has luxurious facilities with natural hot springs and baths offering various treatments. The domed baths run by the Kervansaray Thermal are an excellent example of early Ottoman architecture.

“Eski Kaplica” Hotel Kervansaray


The Cekirge hot springs flow at the rate of 5 liters per second. The Kervansaray baths can accommodate 600 people per day, while the Celik Palas can provide curative baths to 400 people per day.

Physio-chemical Characteristics and Indications
The thermal waters of the Cekirge springs are composed of calcium, magnesium sulfate and bicarbonate; the water temperature ranges from 39-58 C with a pH ranging from 6.6 to 7.2, and a total mineral content of 1,164 mg/It. These hot springs are good for rheumatic diseases, hepatic and gall bladder diseases, metabolic disorders, gynecological diseases and post- operative problems.

Celik Palas Termal Hotel

Eski Kaplica, run by the Kervansaray Termal features hot mineral pools, baths and a Turkish bath with natural hot springs. Treatments in hot mineral pools and baths, as well as massage, underwater massage and electro-physical therapy are available at the Celik Palas Hotel. Oylat Thermal Center is 27 km from Inegol in a forest at the foot of Uludag Mountain. The hot spring has been used for 2000 years. The temperature is 40.5 C, the pH is 7.3, and the mineral content 3000 mg/lt.

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