Bursa's Most Famous Village Cumalıkızık History, Story and Transportation

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Cumalikizik due to lightning is a neighborhood of Turkey's Bursa province. It is 11 kilometers from Bursa city center. Transportation is provided in an average of 20 minutes. It is one of the five Kızık villages established on the northern outskirts of Uludağ. Other Kızık villages are: Değirmenlikık, Fidyekızık, Hamanlikızık and Derekızık. Bayındırkızık, Dallıkızık, Kızık, Bodurkızık, Ortakızık, Camilikızık, Kiremitçikızık, Kızıkşıhlar and Kızıkçeşme have not survived to the present day. Cumalıkızık Ethnography Museum is located here. Cumalıkızık, which was included in the World Heritage Temporary List by UNESCO in 2000, was registered as a World Heritage Site with Bursa in 2014.


Its establishment corresponds to about 1300s. In the village, which was established as a foundation village, the historical texture has been well preserved and rural civil architecture examples of the early Ottoman period have survived to the present day. Due to this feature, it has become a very interesting and visited settlement. It is often a venue for historical films.

The villages trapped between the foothills of Uludağ and the valleys are named as sisters. Since the villagers in other Kızık villages used to gather for Friday prayers, it is said that this village was called Cumalıkızık. Another myth is that Osman Bey called this village “Cumalıkızık” because it was the Friday of the day the village was founded.

There is also a museum (Cumalıkızık Ethnography Museum) in the village square where items belonging to the village are exhibited. "Raspberry Festival" is held in the village in June. The famous “Cumalıkızık houses” are made of rubble stones, trees and mudbricks, usually three floors. The windows on the upper floors are latticed or bay windows. Handles and rammers on the main entrance doors are made of wrought iron. The houses are painted in yellow, white, blue, purple colors. Between the houses, there are very narrow streets with no pavement, paved stones.

The mosque of the village, Zekiye Hatun Fountain next to the mosque and its single domed bath are from the Ottoman period. There is also a church ruin from the Byzantine period in the village. Citrus, walnut and chestnut are grown in the village.

Due to its historical texture, it is often the scene of series and movie shooting. As an example, the Kurtuluş series, which describes the Turkish War of Independence, the Foundation series that describes the establishment of the Ottoman State, and finally the Kınalı Kar series, starring Emrah İpek, were shot here.


Since 2015, the International Raspberry Festival has started to be held in Cumalıkızık.

In 2014, the Cumalıkızık Ethnography Museum was opened. Visitors coming to Cumalıkızık can truly see the lifestyle, culture, tradition and tradition in a 700-year-old village in this museum created with the support of our citizens living in the Metropolitan Municipality and Cumalıkızık.


  1. The road: You can reach the village directly by Cumalıkızık minibuses departing from the city square.
  2. way: You can get on the metro that stops at many points in Bursa and get off at Cumalıkızık-Değirmenönü stop and transfer to the minibus and reach the village in 5 minutes.
  3. road: You can reach the private road from Ankara direction by Cumalıkızık directions.


Günceleme: 04/01/2023 09:13

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