Hierapolis – Pamukkale

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 9.12.1988 List Reference: 485 Criteria: Natural/ Cultural   SACRED LAND CLAD IN WHITE According to the legend that spread the mystery of Hierapolis to the wide world, an ugly shepherd girl, fed Click More »

Göreme National Park and the Rock Site of Cappadocia

Cappadocia Baloon   Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 357 Criteria:Natural/ Cultural   DESIGNED BY NATURE: CAPPADOCIA Cappadocia, which was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985 on natural and cultural criteria, Is Click More »

Selimiye Mosque and it’s Social Complex

EDIRNE Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 27.06.2011 List Reference: 1366 Criteria : Cultural A Master work of Classical Ottoman Architecture Edirne was the capital of the Ottoman Empire prior to the Click More »

Nemrut Mountain

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1987 List Reference: 448 Criteria: Cultural   THE SUN RISES AND SETS WITH A UNIQUE MAJESTY AT NEMRUT MOUNTAIN! The Nemrut mountain side with the tumulus containing the tomb of King Antiochus Click More »

Historic Areas of Istanbul

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 356 Criteria: Cultural   Love of Continents: ISTANBUL The historical areas of Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires, were inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Click More »

Hattusa The Capital City of Hittites

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 28.11.1986 List Reference: 377 Criteria: Cultural   OPEN-AIR MUSEUM Hattusha, which was the capital of the Hittite Empire during antiquity, has been in the List of World Heritage since 1986 on cultural Click More »

Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985   List Reference: 358 Criteria: Cultural     THE MOSQUE WHERE STONES WERE DRESSED WITH LOVE   The first Turkish building inscribed to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Great Mosque and Click More »

City of Safranbolu

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 17.12.1994 List Reference: 614 Criteria: Cultural   ORIGINAL EXAMPLE OF THE TRADITIONAL Safranbolu, an Anatolian city that brings history to life through its mosques, market, neighbourhoods, streets and original houses, was inscribed Click More »

Turkey in World Heritage

Unesco World of Heritage List   Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.   Click More »


Hatay: Located at Turkey’s southern tip, Hatay is a center of civilization abounding in historical and cultural legacies in every corner. The city is positioned at the geographical location connecting Anatolia the Middle East and has an incomparable historical heritage Click More »


Sakarya: is one of Turkey’s fastest developing cities surrounded by a lush green landscape abounding in natural wonders. With a history dating back to the 8th century, the city has been one of the main settlements of major empires.  Naturally, Click More »


Van: Turkey’s sixth largest city and cultural legacy rich in history, monuments, natural beauty and unique flavors One of the border cities of Turkey, Van welcomes visitors from all over the world particularly for its culture and winter tourism. The Click More »


Rize is blessed with the most beautiful nature that has been preserved over the centuries. The fresh air of Rize has a regenerative effect on you with every breath you take. Located in the greenest area of Turkey, the Eastern Click More »

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses in Turkey Shopping is an indispensable part of our daily life. Outlet shops have become the addresses for cheaper shopping. Many brands manufacture cheaper products especially for their outlets. List of some outlet center Click More »


Balıkesir: Blessed with numerous islands where lush green forests stretch along the shores of the infinite sea, Balıkesir province is also the habitat of abundant olive groves. Founded by the Mysians in ancient times, Balıkesir has been one of the Click More »


Amasya:  The city where the Sultans’ sons were educated and the legendary city where Ferhad had to mine the mountains to reunite with his beloved Shirin, Amasya has been one of the major cities of many civilizations since the ancient Click More »


Mersin Mersin: One of the warmest and most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean region that can be visited for its authentic flavors and beautiful beaches any time of the year. Mersin is one of the most developed cities of the Click More »


Burdur Burdur: Located in the western part of the Mediterranean Region, Burdur is a major city where scenic beauties meet with historical archaeology Settled for the first time in 7000 BC, Burdur has been home to many civilizations and ancient Click More »


Yalova: Surrounded by the Marmara Sea, Yalova is a peaceful and relaxing city rich in thermal springs and abundant nature. It is estimated that Yalova was founded in the 7th century BC by Bithynians from Thrace. Yalova is rich in Click More »


Karabük Karabük is situated on an important trade route between Amasra on the coast and central Anatolia. Karabük is a town and the capital district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Karabük was built in the 1930s as the seat of the iron and steel Click More »



Cumalıkızık: Home to the most beautiful specimens of traditional Ottoman architecture and a lush green town in the heart of nature

Cumalikizik was originally an Ottoman settlement nestled at the slopes of Mount Uludağ in the province of Bursa about 700 years ago.

Bursa is an ideal route of discovery if you want to get steeped in history and explore the trails of ancient Anatolian culture.


One of the first Ottoman settlements in Bursa province, Cumalıkızık is perhaps at the top of the list of most visited spots highly praised for its unique architecture.
The elongated streets from the time of early settlement, the various houses and fountains have turned the settlement into a great village. The traditional houses that survived from the ancient times are noted for their stability and are still livable in the present day.
Housing a total of 270 buildings, 180 of which are still settled today, the historical streets of Cumalikızık are very inviting to tourists who want to feast their eyes on traditional Ottoman architecture.
The two or three-story houses are either made of rubble, stone, brick or wood. Painted in white, yellow, purple and blue the houses are nestled in the heart of nature.
The Cumalikizik Ethnography Museum and Art House showcasing furniture, lighting, heating and kitchen appliances, farm implements and many of weapons is another tourist attraction where vistors can get informed on the history of the region.
Estimated to have been made 300 years ago, the Cumalikizik Mosque is another historical structure that must be visited. The restored wooden ceiling and altar are worth to sightsee.
Cumalikizik Hamam and Zekiye Hatun Fountain are two more locations bearing the traces of the history. The village is also known for its ancient sycamore trees located at the entrance of the village. Witnesses to history, these ancient sycamore trees contribute to the fairytale atmosphere of the village.
Cumalıkızık with its cobblestoned streets and houses and stones bearing the stories of the past, is considered a typical specimen of traditional town architecture of the Ottomans.
We recommend you to plan your journey in advance if you want to witness this enigmatic town.


Having preserved its original state since the ancient times, Cumalıkızık entertains guests, who have come to witness its 700 year old history, with a variety of festivals.
The Cumalikizik Raspberry Festival, held in June every year, introduces the delicious raspberries grown in the region in addition to the nature and culture of the area. The festival comprises a variety of activities and is highly inviting.

How can I go there?

Situated in the Marmara Region, Cumalikizik is an easily accessible destination with convenient transportation means.
Bursa can be accessed from Istanbul via bus or sea bus. Moreover, the region is reachable via highway from all cities in Turkey. Cumalikizik is located only 10 km away from Bursa city center and can be accessed by taking one of the minibuses or public busses leaving from Bursa bus terminal to Cumalikizik.
Are you ready to explore this magnificent destination where history and nature harmonize?

Galleries Cumalıkızık


  • Cumalıkızık