Somuncu Baba Mosque

This mosque was built by Başçı Hadji Sevindik in 1407, during the reign of Yıldırım Bayezid. Başçı Hadji Sevindik built this mosque for Aksaraylı Sheikh Hamid-i Veli (“Somuncu Baba”, or “Father of the Loaves”), spiritual guide of Hadji Bayram Veli. It is also known as “Sheikh Hamid Mosque”, or “Ayazma Mosque”.

At the entrance of this mosque, which is built with a rectangular plan, there is a portico for latecomers. The mosque’s main prayer hall is built with a square plan.

There is a rather low gable wall at the mosque’s entrance, an element frequently seen with the Bursa mosques.

 There is a small graveyard right next to the mosque’s east wall, with some tombstones in it.

This mosque was renovated in 1955 and in 1971 by the “Bursa Ancient Artwork Lovers’ Society” according to the original plans.