Edirne Travel Guide

  • Selimiye Mosque
    Selimiye Mosque
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Edirne Things to Do

  • Uzunköprü (Long bridge)

    Uzunköprü is a lovely bridge on te Ergene river. It's architect is mimar Musluhiddin. It was constructed between 1427-1443 years by order of Sultan 2. Murat. It is 1238,5 meter and 174 part.

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  • Edirne museums

    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...

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  • Patisserie MADO at Edirne city center

    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

    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...

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  • Ruins of Great Synagogue

    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

    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

    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...

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  • Meric Bridge

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

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  • Selimiye Mosque

    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...

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  • Meric bridge

    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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  • Tunca bridge

    Ekmecizade Ahmet (or Tuncu) bridge was built in 1608 – 1615. It has 10 arches. Actually after some floods it was damaged, and in 2008 after repair works it is could be used again.Tunca bridge, as most of old bridges in Edirne, is quite narrow, probably used for horse carriages in old times. Nowadays it is possible to drive car two directions, but...

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Edirne Hotels

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  • Antik Hotel Edirne

    STayed here in June 2013 for 2 nights for my birthday - it was off peak and quite wet and chilly so...

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  • Efe Hotel Edirne

    The Otel Efe is a nice hotel right in the heart of Edirne. It is not big or flashy, but is...

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  • Park Hotel Edirne

    Maarif Cad No 2, Edirne, 22100, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

Edirne Restaurants

  • The best fried liver in the city

    Tava ciger is Edirne's specialty. It is fried liver in tray. Aydin is the most famous restaurant with this specialty. During our day in Edirne, we have come across many restaurants having the same specialty in their menus, but there was a long queue only in front of this restaurant. We waited more than 15 minutes for our turn, but it was worth it....

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  • Nice food at Hanedan

    Restaurant “Hanedan” was recommended by my friend Emre from Couchsurfing. Actually it is really good place with filling tasteful food and nice view to Edirne old part. I ordered kebab with lamb and beef, also cup of apple tea. Kebab was quite big one, as you see in picture. They gave also Turkish bread before eating kebab. Service was quite nice,...

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  • kebabs & meatballs

    This small restaurant is located on one of the pedestrian shopping streets in the centre of town where I had 2 chicken shish kebabs (TL6) and 6 kofte (lamb meatballs - TL6) (see second photo). I wasn't quite sure how much I ordered and when it arrived it was a little bit too much but I managed to eat it all and it was very good. Nice place with a...

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Edirne Nightlife

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    by Willettsworld Written Mar 4, 2010

    This is more like a pub than a cafe, with dark wood furniture and paintings of English rural scenes. It was all that I found to do at night in Edirne where I had a beer after eating. It's located along the main pedestrian shopping street known as Saraclar Caddesi and has a lot of western food on its menu set to some chill-out ambient house/jazz music.

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Edirne Transportation

  • Bus service “Metro”

    That’s funny, but it looks it is so worth to move Istanbul – Edirne just because of good quality bus. The company that served this route was “Metro”. Near every seat of bus there were small computers with TV, video, music, games. Also they served tea, coffee, cakes, and sweets for free. The distance Istanbul – Edirne is 235 kilometers, most of road...

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  • Motorway from Edirne

    Edirne is located about 225km north-west of Istanbul and the two are connected via the O-3/E80 toll-road/motorway. It took me no more than 2 hours to get here and the road is just like motorways in western Europe - modern, fast and smooth. However, as it's a toll-road, you have to pay for the privilege to use it and it cost me TL5.50.

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  • Freeway/Motorway and Excellent Roads

    Although Edirne is in the opposite direction from that which most tourists will take when leaving Istanbul, getting there is really quite easy. It is not too far from Istanbul and the roads between Edirne and Istanbul are excellent. There is a big, excellent freeway that goes straight between the two cities and even though it's a toll highway, the...

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Edirne Shopping

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  • Clothes and more at Edirne Margi Outlet

    Shopping at Margi Outlet is easy than ever. If you feel tired, you can drink a refreshment at a cafe or have your meal at a traditional restaurant serving "kofte" or at fast food one. Branded mens and womens clothes at very affordable prices.

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  • The Grand Bazaar of Edirne

    This old covered market has been built by Mimar Sinan in the 16th century. It can be considered similar to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. By size, it's much smaller, but still it's a good place for shopping. You can find many shops providing a various range of items. Unlike Istanbul, the shop owners are not pushy and you can look around in...

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  • Another famous covered market

    Bedesten is larger compared to Arasta market, but the contents are more or less similar. Bedesten is located next to Old Mosque and we can come to the same conclusion that for operational and maintenance costs this covered market has been established here. It has been built in early 15th century (1418) during Sultan Mehmet era. There are many shops...

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Edirne Local Customs

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    by Raimix Updated May 29, 2011

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    That is so unusual to see shoe cleaners and weighers even in still small town as Edirne. I was thinking they work only in most touristy places as Istanbul.

    It seems it is quite common to take care about your shoes in public place. I haven't used this service, but I think here shoes could be cleaned not for fixed price, but for a tip.

    The same happens with weighers, who sit and wait for their weights to be used by passers by. After you get to know your kilograms, you pay a tip ;)

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Edirne Off The Beaten Path

  • Istanbul - vibrant and big Turkish city

    Istanbul is bustling biggest city in Turkey, located on Bosporus strait. The place was known as capital of Roman, Byzantine, Latin, and Ottoman Empires. Nowadays it is one of the most visited places in the World, having big variety of old architecture – mosques, palaces, baths, churches, so on.If you go to Istanbul from Edirne as a daytrip, you...

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  • Karaagac

    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).

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  • Riverside restaurants, etc.

    The immediate area outside and just around Edirne is very attractive and rather lush. The rivers are scenic and have thick forested vegetation along them, with restaurants and other places to relax along their banks. Also just outside Edirne is the sleepy but attractive and very wooded small town of Karaagac. See my tip on it.

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Edirne Favorites

  • Wooden mansions

    Edirne is rich in wooden houses, mostly survived from 19th century. Their style is called as Ottoman as well. Some of them you could find walking along Saraclar street, other you could find separate in different streets.The one mansion in first photo is called “Hafizaga konagi” near Selimiye mosque.

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  • Lot of mosques and bridges in small...

    Edirne, despite its small size of central part, amazed me by number of mosques and bridges through Tunca and Meric rivers. Bridges by style look more or less the same, but were constructed through long period - 15th till 19th centuries. Some of them available just for cars (attention!), some for a walk as well.Smaller or bigger mosques are located...

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