Bursa is the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. It is the fourth largest city in Turkey after Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir. It is located at the foot of the mount Uludağ. The distance from Istanbul is 156 km and the distance from the Sea of Marmara is only 28 km. In ancient times the mount Uludağ (2.543 meters high) was called Mysian Olympus. According to the legend, Olympian gods watched the Trojan war from the top of this mount.
Bursa, as well as most of the settlements of Turkey, has a rich history and outlived the great number of historical epochs, each of that left the imprint exactly here. The Greater part of historical sights of Bursa belongs to the Ottoman period. Here is a mausoleum of Osman I Gazi, the founder of the Ottoman Empire and his entire dynasty. The real estate in Bursa is presented by unique architectural style, and the medieval color of the city perfectly meets with modern constructions and comfort complexes.
However this ancient city is famous not only because of the historical sights, Bursa serves as a curative resort for many people. There is the largest number of thermal springs. The segment of medical tourism is well developed, as local sources help to get rid of the ailments associated with dermatology, gynecology and bone diseases. In addition, Bursa will stagger visitors and by its climate. It is one of the most wonderful cities of Turkey, which is hidden in greenery and is the center of skiing of country.