The first settlement in the Bilecik dates back to the Prehistoric Period, in around 3000 BC.
Bilecik, the place where the Ottoman Empire was founded and it has many tourist attractions like the Ertuğrul Gazi (the founder of Ottoman Empire) Tomb (Ertuğrul Gazi Türbesi), Şeyh Edebali Tomb (Şeyh Edebali Türbesi), and Metristepe Victory Monument (Metristepe Zafer Anıtı).
Ceramic pottery making in Kınık has a very important place in the city’s traditional handicrafts.
In Bilecik, there is a wide range of herbal production from wheat to olives, from pomegranate to hops.
The hops fields are like natural festival areas. Like green walls, the plants climb seven metres high and are filled with light green cones, reminiscent of Christmas decorations.
Zeybek and spoon dances are common in Bilecik’s culture as the city neighbours both Eastern and Western Anatolia.
10 vibes for Bilecik
Follow the first steps of the Ottoman Empire; people from Bilecik are very proud to be from the city which is also the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire. Visit the city to admire the long-lived empire’s baby steps.