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1 Day Edirne City Tour

1 Day Edirne City Tour

Edirne is a border city near the countries of Greece and Bulgaria with a population 150,000. The city was founded as Hadrianapolis, named for the Roman Emperor Hadrian today and is still called by the modern version of its Roman name, Edirne. This historic city became the capital of the Ottoman Empire after the city of Bursa and until the conquest of Constantinople when the capital was moved to present-day Istanbul. Edirne remained an important city with logistic and strategic importance especially for the Ottoman army. Since it was the capital for almost one hundred years there are many important historical places from this period remaining.

The renowned Ottoman architect Sinan, completed his masterpiece the Selimiye Mosque (recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site) which is visited on this tour along with Europe’s 3rd largest synagogue, the clock tower, castle ruins and the fascinating Beyazid II Health Complex which consists of a mosque, hospital building, imaret and madrasah. This award winning Museum of Health exhibits beautiful statutes made of wax and some artifacts from Ottoman medical history.

Before returning to Istanbul there will be time for some shopping, with traditional soaps, brooms, and cheeses making perfect souvenirs to take back home with. Edirne is a border city near the countries of Greece and Bulgaria with a population 150,000. The city was founded as Hadrianapolis, named for the Roman Emperor Hadrian today and is still called by the modern version of its Roman name, Edirne. This historic city became the capital of the Ottoman Empire. Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up in hotels located in Sultanahmet, Aksaray, Sirkeci, Beyazıt and Taksim areas.

Pick-up time: At 7am.

Drop-off time: At 9pm.

Others: The tour includes lunch at a typical Turkish restaurant (drinks not included).

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