Veled-i Yaniç Mosque

Veled-i Yaniç Mosque

The dome of the Mosque
Basic information
Location Bursa, Turkey
Affiliation Islam
State Turkey
Province Osmangazi, Hisar
Region Marmara
Architectural description
Architect(s) unknown
Architectural type Early Ottoman
Architectural style Ottoman
Completed July 1440
Length 6,48
Width 6,76

Veled-i Yaniç Mosque (Turkish: Veled-i Yaniç/Yaniçoğlu Camii) is an early Ottoman mosque with the type of early Ottoman architecture.[1] The mosque is located in Bursa and it is still in use. According to the inscription, which is above the entering door, we know that this mosque was built at the July 1440 by Mahmud Çelebi. The mosque is categorized under the title of early Ottoman architecture.[2][3]

The square planned mesjid is covered with an octagonal-shaped dome. The mosque has an interesting minaret, which was suspected to be a church bell. In fact, there are no example this type of minaret in the mosque architecture. But this question has not been answered yet.[4] The Minaret, which can be climbed by five stairs, is located circa 10 meter outside of the mosque and is placed over the fountain right across of the entrance.

Veled-i Yaniç was a Sufi whose real name was Mahmut. His father was Hadji Hayruddin, the son of Yaniç. He worked under state service during the reigns of Murad Hudavendigar the first and Yıldırım Bayezid. He was one of the commanders of the Ottoman state, he also combated in the Battle of Ankara. He died probably in the 1450s. He is buried in the courtyard of the mosque which is known by his name.

The Minaret of the Veled-i Yaniç Mosque


  1. Ayverdi, Ekrem Hakkı (1989.). Osmanlı Mi'marisinde Çelebi ve 2. Sultan Murad Devri 2. Cilt (1403 - 1451). İstanbul: İstanbul Fetih Cemiyeti. s. 347. (Turkish).
  2. BEŞBAŞ, N., DENİZLİ, H., Türkiye'de Vakıf Abideler ve Eski Eserler Cilt III – Vakıflar Genel Müdürlüğü Yayınları, 1983. (Turkish).
  3. KAPLANOĞLU, RAİF, Doğal ve Anıtsal Eserleri ile Bursa, Osmangazi Belediyesi Yayınları, 2003, S. 289(Turkish).
  4. BAYKAL, KAZIM, Bursa ve Anıtları, Bursa Aysan Matbaası, 1950, S. 61 (Turkish).

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