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Umurbey Winehouse

This eatery near the oceanfront in Tekirdağ belongs to Umurbey Vineyards. Located around 800m down the hill from the bus station, the main focus of the menu is shared tapas – try the tasting plate (₺17) or the local…
Museum in Tekirdağ

Rákóczi Museum

This house museum is a shrine to Prince Ferenc (Francis) II Rákóczi (1676–1735), who led the first Hungarian uprising against the Habsburgs between 1703 and 1711. Forced into exile, the Transylvanian was given asylu…
Museum in Tekirdağ

Tekirdağ Archaeological & Ethnographic Museum

Housed in the Tekirdağ Vali Konağı (Governor's Mansion), a fine Ottoman Revival–style building dating from 1927, this modest museum gives a fascinating glimpse into the history of Thrace. The most striking exhibit i…
Köfte in Tekirdağ

Özcanlar

The most popular of various köfte (meatball) restaurants overlooking the waterfront, Özcanlar has been serving up a limited range of soups, meat dishes and local desserts since 1953. Tables on the outdoor terrace fi…
Mosque in Tekirdağ

Rüstempaşa Cami

Though designed by famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, this mosque is not one of his best works; its visually dominant low roof lacks grace and proportion. The interior has been decoratively compromised since its …
Museum in Tekirdağ

Namık Kemal House

A house museum celebrating Tekirdağ's most famous son, Namık Kemal (1840–88). A nationalist poet, journalist and social reformer, Kemal had a strong influence on Atatürk, who called him 'the father of my ideas'. Exh…