Koza Hanı
Bursa, Turkey
Koza Hanı is a caravanserai located at the center of the old city of Bursa, in the market section between the Ulu Cami and Orhaniye Cami. Ottoman sultan Bayezid II commissioned the construction of the caravanserai in 1490-1491/896 AH to provide income for the sultan's mosque in Istanbul. 

The building is a large rectangle surrounding a central courtyard. The entrance is on the north side of the building and ıakes the form of a large portal. The courtyard is bounded by a two-story arcade that gives onto numerous small, rectangular cells on both floors. At the center of the courtyard, a small octagonal mosque raised above ground level on pillars provides a place of worship clear of the path of pack-animals. 

A second, irregularly shaped courtyard surrounded by double arcades serving as the stables adjoins the main courtyard on the east side.

Sources: 

Baykal, Kâzim. Bursa ve anitlari. Turkey: Türkiye Anit-Çevre Turizm Degerlerini Koruma Vakfi, 1982.

Gabriel, Albert. Une capitale turque, Brousse-Bursa. Paris: E. de Boccard, 1958. 

Goodwin, Godfrey. A history of Ottoman architecture, 77-78. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1997.
Location
Between Uzun Çarsi Street and Orhan Gazi square Çarsi (market area), Bursa, Turkey
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Associated Names
Part of Site
Events
1490-1491/896 AH
Style Periods
1299-1922
Variant Names
Koza Hanı
Original
Koza Hani
Alternate transliteration
Koza Han
Translated
Koza Caravanserai
Translated
Building Usages
khan
commercial