Colorful Secret of the Soil Glazed Tile Art is 75 km (46 mile) far to  Bursa centurum. Following the conquest of Bursa, Iznik Art of Glazed Tiles began to develop, along with the Ottoman Empire, by undertaking new shape and a mission. Iznik tile masters, organized together at the guilds of the Ottoman Palace and started to make porcelains, vases, glasses, jugs, bowls which were more beautiful than the other along with decorative wall tiling that the West calls Tile-Art and decorated the large structures with glazed tiles. In fact, it is rumored that in the 17th century, at the nine neighborhoods of the Iznik City, people made glazed-tiles and pottery to earn their living. It is said that there were over three hundred tile ovens in Iznik during this period. Turkish tile art had its most glorious period in the 16th century with the Ottoman Empire on the Iznik tiles. Growing wealth of the empire, increasing of the construction activities, changing of the palace’s perception of appearance and the start of proclaiming capital city’s power to the universe enabled the development of the glazed-tile art.

Open daily between 08:30-17:00

Address: İznik – Bursa
Tel: +90.224.757 61 74
Admission: Free

*Ticket booths are closing 30 minutes or an hour before the museum closing time*

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