This mosque sits on top of a small hill to the north-east of the Selimiye Mosque. It was built in 1433 by Murat Han II and is famous for its tiles, although I couldn't get inside as it was locked when I visited. It's mihrab is said to be the second largest tiled mihrab after that of the Yesil Mosque in Bursa. The mosque was damaged by an earthquake in 1752 and it was restored by Sultan Mahmut I and was recently renovated in 2006.
Although many travel books describe the Trakya region as "boring" it is nevertheless a very pleasant area in which to travel. Most of it is gently rolling countryside of fields and without dramatic mountains or gorges, but is is nevertheless quite pretty and pleasant countryside. There are also some beautiful thickly forested hills and mountains to the south of Edirne on the road between Edirne and Gallipoli.
Karaagac is a small town just outside Edirne and practically right on the border with Greece. It is an attractive, leafy town, the streets lined with large, shady trees. It is also home to Edirne's historic, grand railroad station, which is now part of Trakya Universitesi (University of Thrace).
The once great Great Synagogue isn't any more. Built in 1906 it was not only the biggest synagogue in Turkey but also the whole of the Balkans. it is said to have collapsed through neglect and not foul play some 20 years ago. It used to be located in the Jewish part of town under the Ottomans but the Jewish population has since emigrated to Israel. If you walk north along the street it’s on, you'll pass by some nice wooden houses.
Museum of Health
This award winning museum is located in the hospital and Quran school of the Sultan II Bayezid Kulliyesi, which itself is located about 1km to the north-west of the town centre. The museum occupies a dozen rooms and traces medical education under the Ottomans in the form of re-enacting scenes with figures. These include a library, student’s quarters, classrooms and surgical operations in progress.
Open: 8.30am-5.30pm. Admission: TL10.