Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

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Corridor: Via Anatolia
Country: Turkey, Bursa
Type: Vernacular Architecture
Epoch: Middle Ages
Theme: Vernacular Architecture
World Heritage:
Middle AgesVernacular ArchitectureVernacular Architecture

The village was founded 700 years ago and still preserves the pattern and architectural features of a typical traditional Islamic rural settlement with its half-timber houses and including monuments from Byzantine and early Medieval periods. Cumalikizik was listed as an urban and natural site in the national inventory in 1990; it was proposed for the World Heritage List in 2000 as well. Today the village is a preferred national destination with its characteristic heritage.

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