Daily Edirne Tour From Istanbul is the best way to discover Edirne city which was the second capital of the Ottoman Empire. Explore the city of Edirne and learn how and why this city was the second capital of the Ottoman Empire with a private guided tour who takes you from Istanbul to the historic city. Also you can check our The Best Guided Tours to Take in Istanbul. It’s time to travel Istanbul and Turkey!
The Edirne tour starts with an early departure from Istanbul, as you will have a nice drive ahead of you, first alongside the European Cost of the Marmara Sea, and then towards inland Thrace. You will witness the unique countryside lifestyle at this region.
The westernmost city in Turkey, Edirne sits close to the Greek and Bulgarian borders. It was also the second capital of the Ottoman Empire, one of the largest empires in history, and was once called Hadrianople.
Major sights to visit in Edirne are; The Selimiye Mosque, the masterpiece of Architect Sinan and The Uc Serefeli Mosque, as well as the The Covered Bazaar. Edirne served as the capital city of the Ottoman Empire from 1365 to 1453; until the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople (Istanbul) which became the empire’s new capital.
This beautiful city is famed for its many mosques, elegant domes and minarets; and it contains the ruins of the ancient palace of the Sultans. The Selimiye Mosque, built in 1575 the master architect Sinan,his masterpiece by his own words, is located in Edirne as well. It has the highest minarets in Turkey, at 70.9 meters, of an altogether grandiose appearance, and a cupola three or four feet higher than that of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
During that time you’ll have a chance to see Sinan’s masterpiece, the Selimiye Mosque, which was recently declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And that’s not the lone must-see sight in Edirne – Ottoman Sultans of 15th century built magnificent mosques, medreses, baths, and palaces that survive to this day. You can so see the Museum of Health, which has beautiful statutes made of wax and artefacts from the Ottoman medical history.
Before returning to Istanbul you may also try the regional cuisine and there will be time for some shopping as well, with traditional soaps, brooms, and cheeses making perfect souvenirs to take back home with you.
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