BURSA GAY TRAVEL GUIDE

Attention: Most venues on this website are listed without the approval of their owners and they are not all necessarily gay or gay-friendly places. We do not guarantee the accuracy for the information provided by website visitors, especially. Moreover, there may be some changes with the information given here which we have not obtained yet, although we are trying to be as update as possible. Please note the indicated dates in order to understand how up to date the information is. Please use the provided information accordingly, otherwise we do not undertake responsibility for any problems you may encounter. 

 

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BARS AND CLUBS

 

 

Gay Bars and Clubs in Bursa:


There is not any exclusively gay  cafe, bar club in Bursa
 


Gay Friendly Cafe, Bars and Clubs in Bursa


Following venues are reported by local visitors as gay friendly venues, but this not yet confirmed by the owners. They may be worth trying but do not expect a visible gay-scene in these venues.

 

King's Burger Cafe
Address:
Aliıparmak Caddesi, No:64 Bursa (center)
This venue was recommended by a Turkish website visitor as a nice place where gay men and even transvestites can go comfortably. Open 24 hours. (Submitted on 17/08/2009)

Leman Kultur, Bursa
Address:  Ataturk Cd. Tuz Pazarı Sk. Osmangazi, Bursa, T
urkey

Web: Facebook.com/Bursalemankultur

Located behind Ahmet Vefik Pasa Devlet Tiyatrosu (state theater)
Leman is the most popular liberal & leftist weekly comic magazine of Turkey and has cafe-style meeting places what they call culture center in most major cities of the country, including Bursa. 
 (13/07/2008)


Q Plus (22:30-05:00)
Address: Within Kultur Park, Altin Ceylan Tesisleri. 
Q-Plus is a live music bar & club, a part of Altın Ceylan establishment; a complex of entertainment venues within Bursa Kultur Park. It has a total of 400-500 person capacity, frequented by elites of Bursa. It is a concert venue for popular singers of the country visiting Bursa. 
 (13/07/2008) 

Bursa Kultur Park (means culture park) is big park (393.000 km2), fairground and recreation spot assigned for cultural activities and entertainment facilities; also holds a conservatory, archeology museum, open air theater, funfair and picnic areas within its boundaries. 
 (13/07/2008) 

Club S
Address: Within Kultur Park, near Ipekis entrance gate. Ipekis is historical textile company (since 1925) has a complex of buildings near Kultur Park. 
 (13/07/2008) 

Mahfel Cafe
Address: On Setbasi Koprusu (bridge), across Sehir Kutuphanesi (city library)
It is said to be popular meeting place for elites and upper class of Bursa crowd.
 (13/07/2008) 

 

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LGBT FRIENDLY EVENTS IN BURSA


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BLUE MOVIE & CINEMAS

 



Gay Friendly Cinemas in Bursa:


Although there is not a gay exclusive cinema in Bursa although some straight porno-cinemas are frequented by gay men. Because of Turkey's bisexual culture it's possible to have some limited action in most of such places. In a few of them gays are really welcomed. But still better be a little discrete , because they are open to the public. Make sure that you are approaching the right person because they are all visited by straight men as well.

Yazicioglu Sinemasi

Address : Altiparmak Caddesi, Bursa

Visitor comments:
"Yazicioglu Erotic Cinema in Bursa has been closed down. Actually, the building it was located in has been destroyed and they are constructing new building in place of it. (posted by Okan from Turkey on September 2nd, 2011)

 

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SAUNA & TURKISH BATHS

 



Gay Friendly Sauna or Bath Houses in Bursa:


Homosexuality is not, and has never been illegal in Turkey and individuals can not be punished by any law for homosexual action, but any sexual action (gay/straight) is still forbidden in public venues and can be a reason for periodical closure of the venues by the authorities. Probably for that reason most owners of action places such as cinemas, baths and saunas do not like to be mentioned on gay websites or guide books even if they want them to come to their venues for business reason.

The places listed under this category are not gay venues and do not necessarily allow gay action inside. Although Bursa is very famous with its beautiful historical Turkish bath houses (hamam or hammam), only a few can be listed here  and we recommend you to do it secretly if you get in touch with other clients, just in case.

Yeni Kaplica Hamami -
This is not a gay venue.
Address: Yeni Kaplica Cd No:6, Çekirge, Bursa.
Cekirge district is one of the oldest settlement part of modern Bursa. It is popular wit many spas establishments and historical baths, due to abundant hot spring sources.

Cekirge kaplica Hamami - This is not a gay venue.

Adres: Behind Ahmet Vefik Paşa Devlet Tiyatrosu (state theater)
This venue was recommended by a website visitor and described as below:
"It has private cubicles. It can be visited just as a nice hamam. Pretty cheap" (13/07/2008)

Kara Mustafa Buyuk kaplica
- This is not a gay venue.

Address : Cekirge, Kaplicalar district, Bursa.
Kaplicalar is the district of Bursa famous with spas and hot spring resorts.
This venue was recommended by a website visitor and described as below:
"Recommended mainly for bears and bear-lovers. Although the owners are not very gay friendly the place is still popular amongst some gay men. Do not be obvious in front of the owners or the staff. It is usually less crowded after 20:30 o'clock" (04/09/2007)
 

 

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OUTDOOR CRUISING


 

Gay Cruising Areas in Bursa:


In general, the cruising areas - especially parks are where gay men should be very selective with the people they meet. It is always possible to come across to some bad guys who want to trap the gay men in such places. Especially, be careful at night time and do not carry very valuable things and a lot of money on you, just in case.

*Around the lake in Kultur Park especially in the evenings. The park closes at midnight. The benches next to the pool in the park was also recommended by a website visitor (14/01/2009)
Bursa Kultur Park (means culture park) is big park (393.000 km2), fairground and recreation spot assigned for cultural activities and entertainment facilities; also holds a conservatory, archeology museum, open air theater, funfair and picnic areas within its boundaries.

*Surroundings of the pool in the courtyard of Ulu Camii (the Grand Mosque of Bursa), in the evenings.

*Yesil Cay Bahcesi, the tea-garden of Bursa Yesil Camii (The Green Mosque of Bursa)

Below cruising places were reported by website visitors.

*Metro Park
Behind the Osmangazi Metro (subway) station, opposite of Bahar Tip Merkezi (Bahar medical center).
Recommended especially for gay-bears and bear-lovers, better after 22:30 o'clock.
(04/09/2007)

*Havuzlu Park
The park with a pool located next to Gazi Osman Postanesi (Post office of Osmangazi district))
Popular cruising place for local transvestites, gay men and bears. (04/09/2007)
 

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GAY GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS


 

Gay Groups and Organizations in Bursa:


In 2006 and 2007 there was an unsuccessful attempt to organize a gay march in Bursa which was cancelled after severe "public" reaction and also a GLBT-rights association which was unofficially declared to have been founded but later vanished for various reasons. Both incidents were leaded by local transvestites and transsexuals of Bursa rather than gay men or lesbians.

Ozgur Renkler - Uludag University LGBT Group
Ozgur Renkler (Free Colors) is a LTBT solidarity group formed by the students of Uludag University based in Bursa province. You can join their Facebook page to interact with the group members and to follow their activities: Facebook.com/uludagozgurrenkler

Pink Turkey

The meeting point of Turkish & none- Turkish gay men living / visiting Turkey. You can follow activities all over Turkey, including Bursa in this bilingual (Turkish & English) Facebook community page.
 

Yahoo Group For Turkish Lesbians
A Yahoo Group to meet Turkish Lesbians from all over Turkey. You can leave a message to meet Turkish lesbians and lesbian tourists living in or visiting Bursa in this group.

Yahoo Group for Turkish Gays
A Yahoo Group to meet Turkish gay men from all over Turkey. You can leave a message to meet Turkish gays and gay tourists living in or visiting Bursa in this group

Harem Erotic Shop
Gay friendly erotic shop in Bursa.
Address : Altiparmak Cd. No:14 Yuksel Kardesler Pasajı No:59 Osmangazi, Bursa


 

 

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GAY TRAVEL


Turkish gay travel agency is organizing daily city tours, budget and tailor made package tours, boat cruises, hotel reservations in Bursa and all around Turkey.

 

Turkey Tours by Gay Friendly Turkish Travel Agency

 

HOTEL & ACCOMMODATION



 Gay Friendly Hotels in Bursa


 

Bursa Hotels

BURSA HOTELS BY GAY OWNED TURKISH TRAVEL AGENCY
Although there is not any officially gay or lesbian hotels in Bursa,  some of them can still be recommended to gay people for various reasons such as their location, quality, price and liberal atmosphere. You can contact gay-owned Turkish Travel Agency which has more than 10 year experience in gay tourism in Turkey.

Bursa Hotels

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GENERAL INFORMATION


 

General Information About Bursa


Kozahan, the building for silk trade.

Bursa is the fourth largest city of Turkey in terms of population. In Turkey, the city is "infamous" because of some very popular gay Turkish celebrities who are originally natives of Bursa. The city does not have a very visible gay scene and there are no gay-exclusive venues. Some bath houses and cruising places listed below are where gay or related people can be seen more often. The city is comparatively more conservative than most other big cities of Turkey, but gay action is easy as long as it happens in the closet.

 

Known as "Green Bursa", this province stands on the lower slopes of Uludag (Mount Olympos of Asia, 2543 m). Because of its being the first Ottoman capital, Bursa is very rich in religious monuments, mosques, and tombs (turbes), baths. One of the places to be seen in Bursa is the Yesil Mosque (Green Mosque), with its carved marble doorway which is one of the best in Anatolia. It is an elaborate and significant building in the new Turkish style. Just opposite, is the Yesil Tomb "Green Tomb", set in a green garden with an enchanting exterior decorated with turquoise tiles. Near the tomb, the Medrese complements the others and makes this the "green" trio, now it houses the Ethnographical Museum which certainly deserves visiting. The Yildirim Beyazit Mosque is important as it is the first one built in the new Ottoman style and is accompanied by the Emir Sultan Mosque which lies in a peaceful setting. The province is decorated with these monuments-each of which is a masterpiece. Here are the Ulu Mosque built in the Seljuk style, with impressive calligraphic wall decorations; the Orhan Gazi Mosque; the "Hisar" an attractive part of the province, and in the park the Mausoleums of Osman, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, and his son Orhan Gazi. The Muradiye Complex has a delightful view with its mosque and tombs of important characters from the Ottoman era and their tiles and charming decorations appeal to the sightseers. The Ottoman Museum offers a lively exhibit of the traditional life style of Ottomans.

Something you will enjoy in Bursa are the warm, mineral-rich springs; indeed most of the hotels in this province have thermal bath facilities. The Turkish baths "hammam" are great places which should be visited in Bursa. The Eski Kaplica (Old Spring) is the oldest in the province. The Kara Mustafa Pasha Baths are famous, and boast the best hot, mineral waters.

As for souvenirs, you should visit the Covered Bazaar, "Bedesten", or the Koza Han-an attractive building and also a center of silk trade. It is certain that Bursa will take some of time for you to see and add some more delightful experiences to your memories.
Environment:

Uludag is the largest and most celebrated winter-sports center in Turkey. It is 36 kms from Bursa and easily accessible by car or cable-car (teleferik). The area is also a national park and is worth a visit at any time of the year. The accommodation is high quality offering the opportunity to enjoy, with a variety of entertainment and sports activities.

Mudanya is a seaside resort town from fine fish restaurants and night-clubs there so you can have a pleasant
Zeytinbagi (Trilye) is a town of typical Turkish architecture and lay out. There are sea bus and ferry connections with Istanbul.
Gemlik (27 km north), is another seaside resort with a wide, sandy beach.

Iznik (Nicaea) lies 85 kms northeast of Bursa, at the eastern tip of Lake knik. The town has witnessed many civilizations which have left their marks all over the land. This town is famous for its unique tiles and has been the center of tile production in the 16th century. Iznik tiles were the basic decorative element of Seljuk and Ottoman architecture. The turquoise-tiled Yesil Mosque and Nilufer Hatun imareti are among the Islamic works in the town

 

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