10 Things to Do in Edirne That You Shouldn't Miss

July 23, 2017 Misti Hsu

Edirne ,Greek Αδριανούπολις / Adrianoupolis , is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Edirne served as the third capital city of the Ottoman Empire from 1363 to 1453, before Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) became the empire's fourth and final capital. The city's estimated population in 2014 was 165,979.
Restaurants in Edirne

1. Selimiye Mosque

Babademirtas Street, Edirne 22020, Turkey
Excellent
89%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 793 reviews

Selimiye Mosque

Reviewed By mike1942EastLondonUK - East London UK

I am used to being astonished by Mosque architecture, having visited Istanbul several times but nothing prepared me for this!
You approach a magnificant porch and door, remove your shoes and walk into....wonder!
I huge dome, way above your head, apparently totally unsupported, just floating. All around patterned arches and a network of windows add to the ethearal quality.
This building was designed by an 80 year old man who could never hope to see his amazing vision realised.
I was bowled over and overawed.
I am returning today, just to see if it has the same effect a second time!

2. Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum

Edirne, Turkey +90 284 224 09 22
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 324 reviews

Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum

Reviewed By skehry

It is stunning how advanced these guys have been ages back. Whilst the rest of the world just started to learn about the human body, they already practiced according to schemes, which are the standard of modern therapy. Still today, the relaxing and calm atmosphere invites to contemplate about the meaning of life or whatever needs contemplating...

3. Eski Cami

Edirne, Turkey
Excellent
76%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 177 reviews

Eski Cami

Reviewed By Wipama - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

OK, the Selimiye is truly of a global 'champions league' level, but had that mosque not existed, people would talk about the beauty of the Eski Cami and the Uc Serefeli Camii. In the Eski Cami, I loved the peaceful atmosphere and the wonderful calligraphy. There is also a little piece of the Kaa'ba to be seen in one of the walls.

4. Uc Serefeli Camii

Edirne, Turkey
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

Uc Serefeli Camii

Reviewed By Bardangas - Athens

Although almost an early classical period masterpiece it stands as an odd example. Erected in the first half of the 15th. century it comprises a quartet of minarets differing in use of materials and number of balconies. Thus the materials: limestone, marble, red stone in striking solid geometry- zig-zag effects, decent lighting. Fine courtyard with aesthetic effects going forward in time. The building exemplifies the transition from the Seljuk to the Ottoman

5. Karaagac

Karaagac, Edirne, Turkey
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Karaagac

First Treaty of Lausanne signed in this city.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Lausanne)

Reviewed By olympus h - Greece

It's a green and pleasant suburb of Edirne. A pleasantly cool place, especially during the summer. Although Karaagac is a place for tourists, the local restaurants have good food and service.

6. Meric River Bridge

Edirne, Turkey
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 242 reviews

Meric River Bridge

Reviewed By aydemiray - Turkey

you can take a stunning photos, we can walk in the trees, you can kayaking on the meric river or take a Turkish coffeeon the shore of the legendary bridge.

7. Karaagac Train Station

Edirne, Turkey +90 284 236 27 85
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 84 reviews

Karaagac Train Station

Reviewed By Seda E - Istanbul

Both sides of my family emigrated to Turkey in the 50s and 70s. Therefore, the train station has significance for me. Even if, it didn't, it's still a must see in Edirne. Karaagac distrcit of Edirne is different than the rest of the city. With it's small cafes, old houses and friendly people, it has a small town charm. This old train station both as a museum and as a park offers a great weekend getaway alternative.

8. Edirne Buyuk Sinagogu

Dilaver Bey Mahallesi, Maarif Caddesi, Edirne 22100, Turkey
Excellent
66%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Edirne Buyuk Sinagogu

Reviewed By LKWendel - Westfield, New Jersey

We stumbled upon this Synagogue by accident while taking a walk around the Kaleici district of Edirne. We were completely blown away at the amazing renovation (2014) of this temple that was once completely destroyed and in ruins. It is on a side street, completely undistinguished. At one time it was Europe's 3rd largest Synagogue (1906) and exemplifies Edirne's unique wooden architecture. I highly recommend a visit to this obscure place of worship.

9. Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling

Sarayici, Edirne, Turkey +90 284 213 91 40
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 29 reviews

Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C4%B1rkp%C4%B1nar

Reviewed By globetrottingloner - Tokyo, Japan

This type of wresling exists only in Turkey.Different from Sumo in Japan or Mongolian wresling. It has a history of 651 years.And it is supported by a mass of Turkish people. I attended for two full days under simmering heat. The final game,in which Ali Gurbus retained his cahmpionship, was one hour long. But it was an exciting game.
Unlike Sumo many wrestlers play at the same time in a vast arena. So it is not easy to concentrate on certain players. It seems local people watch when their favorite wreslers play,and the rest of the time they are drinking tea outside.
One caution. You pay 100 Turkish Lira for a good seat on the last day.Each ticket has its seat number, but nobody seems to care. .As the final stage approaches, all gates become open for public. That means people without seats come in as a big crowd.Somebody else may be sitting in your seat,if you come too late.So stick to your seat as the final stage approaches!

10. Beyazit II Mosque Complex

Yeni Maharet Cad. | Edirne Merkez, Edirne, Turkey +90 284 212 09 22
Excellent
65%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Beyazit II Mosque Complex

Reviewed By junior1907 - Istanbul

Beyazıt II Mosque and Complex is located in the city of Edirne.This nice and very well maintained complex consists of mosque,medicine faculty,
medicine Museum and the others.Large location with lots of buildings to visit.One of the musts in Edirne if you are visiting the first time.Strongly recommended.

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