Daily Edirne Tour

Edirne is a city in the Turkish region of East Thrace, close to its borders with Greece and Bulgaria. The city served as the third capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1365 to 1453 and therefore, is a remarkable part of the Ottoman heritage. It is app. 230 km away from Istanbul and can be easly visited while staying there.

Selimiye Mosque The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Selim II, and was built by famous architect Mimar Sinan between 1569 and 1575. It was considered by Sinan to be his masterpiece and is one of the highest achievements of Islamic architecture.Includes madrasas (Islamic schools), a covered market, clock house, outer courtyard and library.
Uc Serefeli Mosque It was built from the order of Sultan Murat II. The mosque is located in the historical center of the city, close to other prominent historical mosques, Selimiye Mosque and Old Mosque. The name refers to unusual minaret with three minaret balconies.
Rüstem Pasha Caravanserai The caravanserai (once a warehouse and overnight stop for camel caravans) is located in the historical centre of the city. Built in the 16th century by the great architect Sinan, it was restored and converted into a 150-room hotel in 1972.
Old Mosque It was built from the order of Emir Süleyman, and completed under the rule of his brother, Sultan Mehmet I. The mosque is located in the historical center of the city, near the market and close to other prominent historical mosques. The mosque is covered by 9 domes supported on four columns. Inside the mosque large calligraphy works can be seen.
Sultan Suleyman Bridge The construction of this bridge started as Kanuni Süleyman set upon his Zigetvar Expedition to the west. Upon his death, Selim II ordered the completion of the bridge and it was subsequently used during the return of the Army from the Expedition. Sinan describes this bridge as one of his most favorite works.

 

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