Edirne Turkey

Edirne

Edirne , (Sultan Murad's city) is a city in Eastern Thrace, the westernmost part of Turkey, close to the borders with Greece and Bulgaria.Edirne is a gateway of Turkey opening to western world in Thrace, the first stopover for newcomers from Europe.

One of the most important monuments in this ancient province is the Selimiye Mosque, built in the 16th century by the Turkey's greatest architect, Mimar Sinan. Carrying the name of the sultan reigning in that era, this mosque magnificently represents Turkish marble handicrafts and architecture, and it is covered with valuable tiles and fine paintings.

Another notable building is the Trakya University's Bayezid II Külliye Health Museum, an important monument with its complex construction comprising many facilities used in those times.

Besides the mosques, there are different sites to be visited in Edirne, all reflecting its rich past. The most prominent place being the Edirne Palace, which was the "Palace of the Empire" built during the reign of Murad II. There are caravansaries, like the Rustem Pasha and Ekmekcioglu Ahmet Pasha caravansaries, which were designed to host travelers, in the 16th century.

Of Edirne's Christian heritage, there remain two Bulgarian Orthodox churches: Saint George (dating to 1880) and Saints Constantine and Helena (built in 1869). The Bulgarian churches were reconstructed in the 2000s with the cooperation of Turkey, using mostly Bulgarian state funds. They are both in a good condition today.

Edirne Turkey Pictures
  • Sts Constantine and Helen Church
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  • Restaurants
    • Blu Restaurant

      Meticulously designed Blu restaurant changes your breakfasts, lunchs and dinners to a feast with its elegant decoration and mouth-pleasing rich...

    • Café Sera

      Café Sera is big, open-air café in front of the Selimiye Camii is a great place to sit out by the fountains and watch the people co...

    • Zindanaltı Meyhanesi

      Behind the fake stone cladding, this is three storeys of authentic and friendly meyhane (Turkish pub) experience, offering plenty of appetizing m...

    • Tunca Café

      This inviting, wood-filled tea garden is set round a duck pond facing Kadın Hakları Parkı (Women's Rights Park).

  • Shopping
  • Sights
    • Edirne Museum

      Edirne Museum is opposite the Selimiye Camii to the north, with a garden of gravestones in front. The grounds contain all kinds of jars, sculptures,...

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