Gul Baba turbeje - Gul Baba's shrine, Budapest

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1023 Budapest, Mecset u. 14 (Turbe ter 1.entrance) +36 (1) 326-0062, (1) 326-0928

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    Gul Baba's Tomb

    by hungariangirl896 Written Aug 23, 2012

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    Gul Baba was a Turkish poet who is rumored to have brought roses to Hungary. Some mystery shrouds his death, but we know he died in 1541. Gul Baba's tomb was constructed by the Ottomans and is found on "Mosque" street on the Buda side. At one time this was a place for Islamic pilgrimage and currently belongs to Turkey. Although this site is not well known or world-famous, it is an interesting piece of history and of Hungary's past, so I encourage you to see it.

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    by ophiro Written Jul 14, 2008

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    The Gul baba monument and tomb is located on a small hill very close to Margaret bridge on the buda side of the city.

    Gul baba was an ottoman poet who died in Budapest on 1541.
    As far as i know this is a holy place to Turkish people and when they come to Budapest they come to the tomb.

    The streets near the tomb are narrow and steep , but the area is very nice.

    Entrance to the tomb will cost you 500 Forint , Student 400 Forint and children 250.

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    Tomb of Gul Buba

    by Heniko Updated Apr 16, 2006

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    This tomb can be found mid-way up Mecset utca (street) in Buda and is the resting place of a respected dervish and wise man, whose Turkish name means father of roses. Although as leader of the Bektash Order, he died soon after the capture of Budapest in 1541, Gul Baba is credited with introducing roses to Budapest and this apparently led to the naming of the Roszadomb (Rose Hill) district. As the most northerly place of pilgrimage for those of Islamic faith, it is also Budapest's only surviving religious building from the occupying Turkish era.

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    Getting there

    by flevente Written Dec 28, 2006

    Even easier to get there if you take Tram number 4 or 6, get off at the Budai Hidfo stop (the Buda side of the Danube), go 50 yards along Margit Boulevard, towards the hilly side, cross Torok (Turkish) Street, go up, turn right into Mecset Street, go up, cross the Rose Garden and there you are. It is definatelly one of the most interesting parts of the city.

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    Gul Baba's tomb

    by Nemoa Written Aug 21, 2005
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    This is the reconstructed tomb of Gul Baba, an Otoman dervish who took part in the capture of the city of Buda in 1541.

    I did not think it was specially interesting so I did not visit it inside. For what I know it contains a sarcophagus with the remains of Gul Baba, an very little else...

    The outside is not much more appealing, having just to mark it a dome like structure and a statue of Gul Baba himself.

    It might be a place of interest for Muslims though, as it is a pilgrimage site.

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