Mausoleum Of Murad I, The Sovereign

The Mausoleum of Murad I (The Sovereign) was built by Yıldırım Bayezid, within the “kulliye” complex, which was built by his father, Murad I..

After having won the Kosovo War, in 1389, the inner organs of Murad I who died while inspecting the battlefield were buried in his grave in Kosovo. Later, his corpse was brought to Bursa, where it was buried in the mausoleum situated in the north-west of “Hudavendigar” Mosque.

This structure was destroyed in the 1855 earthquake, and its reconstruction was ordered by Sultan Abdulaziz in 1863, and performed on its old foundations with the period’s art trends.

Murad I is buried in the sarcophagus at the centre of this mausoleum and is surrounded by a brass fence. The sarcophagi of Suleiman and Musa Çelebi, the sons of Yıldırım Bayezid, are located at either side. There are five other sarcophagi along the windows. These belong to Ottoman Prince Yakup (1389), son of Murad I, to Orhan (1429), son of Suleiman, and Mehmed (1504), son of Bayezid II, who died while he was the Governor of Caffa, respectively. 

An ornamented tombstone inscription indicates that one tomb situated in the mausoleum’s garden belongs to a woman who was buried there in 1902 with the Sultan’s permission. Furthermore, there is another tomb situated at the north of the mausoleum’s door, which is said to be the name of a person called Çekirge, who gave his name to the quarter. In the south-western area of this mausoleum, there are tombs moved from other places. This area is surrounded by an iron fence. 

Located in the site which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2014.