BILECIK (THE BIRTHPLACE OF GREAT OTTOMAN EMPIRE)
Bilecik is located on the southeast of the Marmara Region; It is a small Anatolian city located at the intersection of the Marmara, Black Sea, Central Anatolia and Aegean regions. It is adjacent to Bolu and Eskişehir in the east, Kütahya in the south, Bursa in the west and Sakarya in the north. The area of the province is 4.321 km2.
Bilecik is an old settlement with traces from every period of history from ancient times to the present day. The first settlement in the city goes back to 3000 BC. The region, which was under Phrygian, Lydian and Persian rule in antiquity, came under the rule of the Romans after the Bithynia Kingdom joined the Roman Empire. The city remained under Byzantine rule until it was conquered by the Seljuk and Ottoman states.
Bilecik is of great importance as it is the land where the Ottoman Empire was born. Throughout the Ottoman history, it has been one of the important settlements with its economic aspects such as sericulture, weaving, agriculture and mining, as well as the accommodation center on the Bursa-Eskişehir route. In the 1800s, it became one of the medium-sized cities of Anatolia with more than 200 mosques and masjids, 8 madrasahs, 13 churches, about 200 schools, junior high schools and various workshops. Bilecik, which played an important role in the War of Independence, was invaded by enemies several times during these difficult years and suffered greatly from these invasions. The population and socioeconomic structure of Bilecik, which participated in the War of Independence with all its existence, was badly damaged due to the war.
Places To See In Bilecik
Ertugrul Ghazi Tomb (Sogut) (We visit Ertugrul ghazi tomb during our Ertugrul Ghazi tomb tour)
Ertugrul Ghazi Mosque(Sogut) (Part of Our Ertugrul Ghazi tomb tour)
Seyh Edebali Tomb and Graveyard (Part of Our Ertugrul Ghazi tomb tour)
Bilecik Clock Tower
Orhangazi Mosque (Part of Our Ertugrul Ghazi tomb tour)
Bala Hatun Tomb (Part of Our Ertugrul Ghazi tomb tour)
Ottoman Coat of Arms
Bilecik City Museum
If you are interested in to see these places please make reservation from Daily Ertugrul Ghazi Tomb Tour