Attractions

Mosque in Edirne

Selimiye Mosque

Designed by Ottoman architect Mimar Koca Sinan (1497–1588), whose best-known works adorn İstanbul's skyline, this exquisite World Heritage–listed mosque is Edirne's most cherished building. Built between 1569 and 15…
Synagogue in Edirne

Grand Synagogue of Edirne

Reopened after a 36-year closure and a five-year US$2.5 million restoration project, Edirne's Grand Synagogue is the sole reminder of when a community of more than 20,000 Sephardic Jews lived in the city. Built in 1…
Museum in Edirne

Museum of Health

The extremely beautiful darüşşifa (hospital) and tip medresesi (medical school) in the Sultan Beyazıt II mosque complex now house this museum tracing the history of Islamic medicine. Overseen by Trakya Üniversitesi,…
Historic Site in Edirne

Sarayiçi

It was here, in the 15th century, that Sultan Murat II built the Eski Sarayı (Old Palace). Little remains of this grand structure, which was blown up just before the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78 to prevent the Russi…
Historic Site in Edirne

Kaleiçi

Roughly translated, kaleiçi means 'inside the castle'. In Edirne it is used to describe the old streets to the south of Talat Paşa Caddesi and west of Saraçlar Caddesi. Dating from the medieval period, this is the h…
Mosque in Edirne

Sultan Beyazıt II Mosque Complex

Standing in splendid isolation on the banks of the Tunca River, this complex was commissioned by Sultan Beyazıt II and built between 1484 and 1488. The mosque's design lies midway between two other Edirne mosques: i…
Mosque in Edirne

Old Mosque

Though not as prominent on Edirne's skyline as the Selimiye and Üç Şerefeli Mosques, the Eski (Old) Mosque is an important landmark in the city and has a large and loyal local congregation. Built between 1403 and 14…
Mosque in Edirne

Üç Şerefeli Mosque

Edirne's merkez (town centre) is visually dominated by this mosque, which was built by order of Sultan Murat II between 1437 and 1447 and has four strikingly different minarets. Its name refers to the ũc şerefeli (t…
Mosque in Edirne

Muradiye Mosque

Built for Sultan Murat II between 1426 and 1436, this mosque interestingly once housed a Mevlevi (whirling dervish) lodge. The mosque's T-shaped plan has twin eyvans (vaulted halls), an unusual cupola, fine İznik ti…
Museum in Edirne

Edirne Turkish & Islamic Art Museum

The small rooms of the elegant darül Hadis (Hadith school) in the northeastern corner of the Selimiye Mosque's courtyard house an eclectic collection of Ottoman-era artefacts, including calligraphy, weaponry, glass,…