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  • Selimiye Mosque

    TweetIt’s impossible to miss the Selimiye Mosque (Tur: Selimiye Camii), Edirne’s grandest and most central mosque, designed by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, between 1568 and 1574. The mosque, dominating the skyline of the city, was built on a slightly higher hill than its surroundings. Undoubtedly, the Selimiye Mosque is an outstanding work of art. The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Selim II, son of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, and was built by the most…

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  • Rivers and Bridges

    TweetOne of the major structure types of Edirne are the bridges in two rivers: Tunca and Meriç. No other capital or city had attained the beauty of the bridges constructed inside and outside Edirne. Today, only 8 bridges are left. On the way to Karaağaç; To get away from the town-center, simply follow Saraçlar Caddesi south under the railway line and across the Tunca Bridge (Tunca Köprüsü), constructed in 1608-1613, an Ottoman stone, 140m long, humpback…

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  • Oil Wrestling & Kirkpinar

    TweetKırkpınar Oil Wrestling Festival is a major annual national event featuring every summer which hundreds of Turkish Oil Wrestlers participate in a variety of categories. The annual Kırkpınar tournament, held in Sarayiçi district since 1362, is the oldest continuously running, sanctioned sporting competition in the world. Kırkpınar holds a Guinness World Record for the longest running sports competition. Oil wrestling festivals also take place in other cities of Turkey but Kırkpınar is the largest and most…

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KARAAĞAÇ

  • Karaağaç

    Tweet Add your HTML code here… Southwest of downtown, going down from Saraçlar Caddesi (Saraçlar Street), after the crossing two rivers is Karaağaç, the only Turkish territory in the west side of Meriç River, which forms most of Turkish-Greek land border. Two beatiful Ottoman bridges connect Karaağaç to downtown, which can also be seen in ‘Rivers and Bridges’ section. After the Meriç Bridge, a two-and-a-half-kilometre long cobbled road through a lush forest links the Meriç Bridge…

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Museums

  • Health Museum

    TweetAdd: Trakya Üniversitesi, Sultan II. Bayezid Külliyesi Sağlık Müzesi, Yeniimaret, EDİRNE ☎: +90-284-2240922 ‘Hrs : 09:00 –17:30 Local Time, Everyday Entrance Fee: 5 TL (˜3$), Groups (10p): 3TL (˜2$) This museum, which was awarded “European Museum of the Year” in early 2000s, was essentially a complex for health, aid and education of students of medicine used during Ottoman times, part of Beyazıt Complex (Beyazıt Külliyesi). It was completed in 1488 under the reign of Sultan Beyazıt (Son…

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  • Islamic Arts

    TweetAdd: Meydan Mahallesi, Taşodalar Sokak, EDİRNE ☎: +90-284-2251625 Hrs: 09:00 – 17:00 Local Time, from Tuesday to Sunday Entrance Fee: 3 TL (˜2$) The museum was opened in the Koranic College Medrese of Selimiye Mosque in 1925. It was reorganized in 1971. Located in the backyard of Selimiye Mosque, in a Medrese, this museum is one of the four interesting museums of Edirne. In the entrance gallery of the museum are stone inscriptions from the Ottoman period…

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  • Museum of Archaeology

    TweetAdd: Meydan Mahallesi, Kadirpaşa Mektep Sokak, No:7 , EDİRNE ☎: +90-284-2251120 ‘Hrs: 09:00 – 17:00 Local Time, from Tuesday to Sunday  Entrance Fee: 3 TL (˜2$) Located just behind Selimiye Mosque, this museum focuses on 3 sections: Archaeological Works, Ethnographic Works & Local History and Traditional Textile products like carpets and kilims. Edirne Museum was first established as a depot in the children’s school of Selimiye Mosque. It was later moved to the high school building….

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  • Balkan Wars Museum

    Tweet‘Hrs : 08:00 –17:30 Local Time, Everyday Entrance Fee: FREE Opened in 2000, this is a monument dedicated to Rüştü Pasha, the commander of the defending forces of the city during the Balkan Wars. Despite its small size, the museum has 4 galleries, a wide selection documentary (118 maps-pictures-documentaries), 28 lay figures and sound systems and various weapons, such as small cannon used during the war. While the place is slightly away from the downtown and…

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