One of the most important architectural works of the Ottoman Empire is Hafsa Sultan Hospital in Manisa, which was built bothfor healing patients and training medical doctors. This building added a new notion to the identity of the city. In the Ottoman period Manisa wasn’t only known as The City of Princes but also as The City of Healing.
Manisa, with its agricultural potential, production and exportation, is one of the most important cities that contribute the economy of the country.
The first community that stamped and used coinage was Lydian people. The coins that Lydian people stamped wasn’t gold or silver, it was made from the Electrum mine which was a compound of both and was gathered naturally from Pactolus, also known as Sart Rivulet these days.
"Founded as misty mountains from east to west just Bursa city at the foot where the Magic Castle is a city wrought. City with altogether ornate palaces, clean, two-story, tile roof is very pleasant with houses. They are one above the other are households made the castle mountain faces throughout its balcony and it is covered by the window."