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Edirne

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Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Edirne served as the third capital city of the Ottoman Empire from 1363 to 1453, before Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) became the empire's fourth and final capital. The city's estimated population in 2014 was 165,979.EtymologyThe city was founded as Hadrianopolis, named for the Roman Emperor Hadrian. This name is still used in the Modern Greek (Αδριανούπολη). The Turkish name Edirne derives from the Greek name. The name Adrianople was used in English, until the Turkish adoption of Latin alphabet in 1928 made Edirne the internationally recognized name. Одрин, Edrenë, Одрин and Једрене / Jedrene are adapted forms of the name Hadrianopolis or of its Turkish version; see also its other names.HistoryThe area around Edirne has been the site of no fewer than 16 major battles or sieges, from the days of the ancient Greeks. Military historian John Keegan identifies it as "the most contested spot on the globe" and attributes this to its geographical location.
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Selimiye Mosque ©
World heritage site
Selimiye Mosque
4.9
Duration: 1 hour
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Meric River Bridge ©
Bridge
Meric River Bridge
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Eski Cami
Religious Site
Eski Cami
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Edirne

The Grand Bazaar of Edirne
Flea Market
The Grand Bazaar of Edirne
2.3
Duration: 2 hours
Selimiye Arasta Carsisi
Flea Market
Selimiye Arasta Carsisi
3.0
Duration: 2 hours
Erasta
Shopping Mall
Erasta
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
Renk Mis Sabun ©
Department Store
Renk Mis Sabun
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Edirne

Edirne Buyuk Sinagogu
Religious Site
Edirne Buyuk Sinagogu
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beyazit II Mosque Complex ©
Historic Site
Beyazit II Mosque Complex
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi ©
Art Museum
Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Edirne Archeology Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Edirne Archeology Museum
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Edirne

Dupnisa Cave ©
Cave
Dupnisa Cave Kirklareli
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Ataturk Evi ©
History Museum
Ataturk Evi Kirklareli
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) ©
Bridge
Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) Uzunkopru
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Istasyon Caddesi
Neighborhood
Istasyon Caddesi Kirklareli
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Edirne

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Bulgarian church of Sweti George ©
Church
Bulgarian church of Sweti George
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Muradiye Camii ©
Historic Site
Muradiye Camii
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Dar-ul Hadis Camii ©
Religious Site
Dar-ul Hadis Camii
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Gazi Mihal Camii ©
Religious Site
Gazi Mihal Camii
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Edirne

Balkan War Museum ©
Military Museum
Balkan War Museum
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Edirne Kent Muzesi ©
Specialty Museum
Edirne Kent Muzesi
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

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