Mausoleum of Prince Cem

This mausoleum was built for Shehzade Mustafa, son of Mehmed the Conqueror. Shehzade Mustafa died in 1474 near Niğde. His funeral first was brought to Konya, then to Bursa where he was buried in the mausoleum of his uncle, Alaaddin Bey. Finally, in 1479, his body was transferred to this mausoleum built for him. Later, the funeral of Cem Sultan (son of Mehmed the Conqueror) who died in Naples was brought to Bursa in 1499 where he was buried. For this reason, the mausoleum today is called “Cem Sultan” Mausoleum.

Surfaces such as arches, pediments, tambours, and domes, which are not covered with glazed tiles, are decorated with hand-drawn ornaments. The four marble tombs inside this mausoleum are those of Shehzade Mustafa, Cem Sultan (died 1495). Also the sons of Bayezid II; Shehzade Abdullah (died 1485), and Shehzade Alemshah (died 1503).

The mousoleum which was thoroughly restored by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality between 2013 and 2014 is located in the site which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2014.