Daily Edirne Tour

Edirne is a city in the Turkish region of East Thrace, close to the country’s borders with Greece and Bulgaria. The city served as the third capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1365 to 1453 and therefore, is a remarkable part of the Ottoman heritage. It is app. 230 km away from Istanbul and can be easly visited while staying there.

Selimiye Mosque

The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Selim II, and was built by famous architect Mimar Sinan between 1569 and 1575. It was considered by Sinan to be his masterpiece and is one of the highest achievements of Islamic architecture. Includes madrasas (Islamic schools), a covered market, clock house, outer courtyard and library.

Uc Serefeli Mosque

It was built with the order of Sultan Murat II. The mosque is located in the historical center of the city, close to other prominent historical mosques, Selimiye Mosque and Old Mosque. The name refers to its unusual minarets with three minaret balconies.

Rüstem Pasa Caravanserai

Built by the great Sinan in the 16th century, the building is a splendid example of the Ottoman caravanserai architecture. It served as an overnight stop for passengers and there were sections like soup kitchen, masjid, resting lounge with merchant shops around it, and places where camels, donkeys and horses were tied down. The caravanserai was restored and converted into a 150-room hotel in 1972 and in 2017, the hotel was closed for restoration.

Old Mosque

The oldest of the three Sultan Mosques situated in the centre of Bursa. The Old Mosque is beautifully decorated with original huge calligraphies on its outer and inner walls. Moreover, unlike most of the Imperial Ottoman mosques that are usually covered with one huge dome, this mosque was built with nine smaller ones. The construction of the mosque began in 1403, on the order of Emir Suleyman Çelebi, one of the sons of Beyazit I.

Sultan Suleyman Bridge

The construction of this bridge started as Kanuni Süleyman set upon his Zigetvar Expedition to the west. Upon his death, Selim II ordered the completion of the bridge and it was subsequently used during the return of the Army from the Expedition. Sinan describes this bridge as one of his most favorite works.

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