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    Two more mosques in the same street

    by plavajabuka Written Feb 1, 2014

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    On the square and the top of the corner of Sabuni Mh. surrounded by Talat Pasa Cd., there is Eski Camii ( The Old Mosque), built by Mehmet I, between 1403 and 1414, the oldest Ottoman construction in Edirne.
    Walking down the same side of the Talat pasa Cd., before and on the opposite side of the Hotel Balta, you'll see Üç Şerefeli Mosque, built between 1438 and 1447 by Murat I. The NW minaret has three galleries, hence the mosque' name.

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    On the river Marica- Meriç

    by plavajabuka Updated Dec 11, 2013

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    A beautiful stone bridge over Hebrus river constructed in 1842-1847. It offers a wonderful view from a Ottoman kiosk in the middle, built for the sultan to watch the sunset on the river. The river was the site of the Battle of Maritsa in Chernomen, the Ottoman victory over Serbs in 1371. Edirne is a place where Meriç river meets with Tunca and Arda. In 1361 became the capital of the Ottoman Empire for next 93 years.
    It is a great place to come for a drink or a meal in warm and nice weather in one of restaurants, tea gardens and bars around the bridge, specially on its southern side.

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    Edirne museums

    by Tuna_ank Updated Jul 17, 2013

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    Edirne has very nice museums.
    First see 2 museums at Selimiye garden.
    -Turkish and islamic arts museum. (It was medrese(islamic school) until 1925)
    -Vakif (Foundation) museum. One of them was free.
    -Archeology museum. Behind the Selimiye mosque.
    Edirne's history date back to neolithic, chalcolithic period, Helens, Romans, Ottomans. So there are many things to see...
    Our museums usually closed on mondays.

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    Patisserie MADO at Edirne city center

    by bakalapoe Written Jun 11, 2012

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    Although prices are high enough, this patisserie offers original turkish "baklava" filled with peanuts, several delicious sweets of white and/or dark chocolate and a big variety of ice cream in many-many tastes.

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    Municipal Cafe by the river Meric

    by bakalapoe Written Jun 10, 2012

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    Enjoy your coffee, tea or icecream (dondurma in Turkish) at the Munipal Cafe located by the river Meric (Evros in Greek, or Mariza in Bulgarian). My suggestion to go there is to catch for a few YTL (Turkish Lira) a horse drawn carriage waiting for visitors at the end of the pedestrian street "Saraclar Caddesi" (pronounced Sa-ra-tsh-lar). Some others prefer to go up there on foot. The carriage crosses over two Ottoman bridges, the fisrt one of river Tunca (confluent to Meric) and the other one of the river Meric. By the banks of the two rivers a lot of restaurants serve local cuisine even fish. At these restaurants during weekends mariagge parties are organised (at time between 4-6 p.m), so if you are lucky, you'll see the original Turkish mariagge party (car convoy, horns, colourful handkerchiefs and traditional music).

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    Ruins of Great Synagogue

    by muratkorman Written Oct 31, 2011

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    This synagouge was built in 1906. However, due to neglect it has become non-operational and many parts of the building has collapsed or has been demolished. You can still see the ruins of whatever has been left from this synagogue.

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    Sokullu Turkish Bath

    by muratkorman Written Oct 31, 2011

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    This bath has been constructed by Mimar Sinan in the 16th century. It has seperate entrances for men and women. It is located just opposite Üc Serefeli Mosque. Turkish baths are called hamam and Mimar Sinan has given again one of the finest examples of a hamam.

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    Statue of Mimar Sinan

    by muratkorman Written Oct 31, 2011

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    Mimar Sinan is the most famous architect of Ottoman era and he is also known as Sinan The Great. He considered Selimiye as his masterpiece and the location of his statue with Selimiye on the background is very meaningful. Mimar Sinan has built many mosques, aquaducts, bridges, baths, palaces and other buildings during his life (1490-1588) which most of them are considered to be the exquisite examples of Ottoman architecture.

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    Meric Bridge

    by muratkorman Written Oct 31, 2011

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    This bridge has been built in 1840s. There are many popular cafés and tea houses around. It has 2 lanes for vehicles and walkways for pedestrians on both sides. After passing Tunca bridge, you will reach Meric bridge.

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    Tunca Bridge

    by muratkorman Written Oct 31, 2011

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    This bridge was built in the early 17th century. It has 2 lanes for vehicles and narrow walkways on both sides for pedestrians. You can take some pictures in the middle section. If you follow the road, you will reach Meric bridge next.

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    Macedonian Tower

    by muratkorman Written Oct 31, 2011

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    This tower is a ruin coming from the city walls built during Roman rule. There is no access to go up to the tower itself, but there is an archeology park beside it where some other ruins of that era are exhibited.

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    Üc Serefeli Mosque

    by muratkorman Written Oct 31, 2011

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    This mosque is one of the 3 famous mosques in Edirne. It has a remarkable minaret with 3 balconies where its name comes from. In total, it has 4 minarets constructed in different styles. The mosque was built between 1438 and 1447 during Sultan Murat II era.

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    Old Mosque

    by muratkorman Written Oct 31, 2011

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    Eski Camii is an old mosque in Edirne city center which was built between 1402 and 1414. The architects of this mosque is Haci Alaeddin and Ömer bin Ibrahim. It was built during Sultan Mehmet I era with a single minaret. The second minaret was built later during Sultan Murat II era. The calligraphy works inside the mosque are fascinating. I also include a video to share the interior details with fellow VT members.

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    Selimiye Mosque

    by muratkorman Written Oct 31, 2011

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    Selimiye Mosque is considered to be the masterpiece of Mimar Sinan. It was built between 1569 and 1575. The mosque has 4 minarets and a huge dome with a diameter of 31 meters. The interior of the mosque contains amazing details. There is a small fountain near mihrab and also the mihrab is visible from any point inside the mosque thanks to the brilliance of Mimar Sinan's creativity. I will also include a Selimiye video to share the details of the interior. The mosque is the symbol of Edirne and it can be seen from almost any point in the city. As of 2011, Selimiye Mosque is included in UNESCO's World Heritage List.

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    Meric bridge

    by Raimix Written May 29, 2011

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    Meric bridge is longer (about 260 meters) than nearby Tunca, due to wide Meric river flow. Bridge was constructed in 1842 – 1847.

    Actually I haven’t crosses that bridge, but in the other part of Meric there are some sightseeing places as well (Lausanne Memorial, so on).

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