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Sveti Georgi Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Edirne

Sveti Georgi Bulgarian Orthodox Church is located in the Kıyık District, Barutluk Neighborhood, Tavukçu Street of Edirne. The church was built in the XIX century and worship service started in Sveti Georgi by July 24, 1880. Due to the fact that the Bulgarian people of Edirne left the city in masses in the first half of the 19th century, the size of the Bulgarian Orthodox Community had largely decreased when […]

Selimiye Arasta (Covered Bazaar), Edirne

The Selimiye Arasta (Covered Bazaar) was built to provide income to Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey during the time of Sultan Murat III. The Selimiye Arasta is 225 meters in length and it has 73 arches and 4 gates. The Arasta has undergone long, periodic restorations intermittently. There are 124 shops in the building. Recently, Selimiye Arasta has begun to regain its importance in the commercial life of Edirne. Nowadays, a majority of […]

The Complex of Sultan Bayezid II Health Museum, Edirne

Located on the bank of Tunca River, the Complex of Sultan Bayezid II Health Museum is one of the most important architectural and social works of Edirne. The complex is spread over a wide area with a medical school, imaret (public soup kitchen), darüşşifa (Middle Turkish for “hospital”), hamam (public bath), kitchen, warehouses and other sections. Sultan II.Beyazid’s architect is Hayreddin, the Architect and the complex was built between 1484-1488. […]

Edirne Palace, Sarayiçi Area

Edirne Palace, which is actually the second palace in Edirne, was built on an area of ​​3.000.000 m2 on the bank of the Tunca River in the north of the city and its construction started in 1450 at the time of Murad II. The construction of the palace, which had been stopped for a while after the death of the Murad, was completed by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1475. […]

Eski Cami (Old Mosque) in Edirne

Eski Cami (Turkish phrase for The Old Mosque) is an ancient monumental structure which succeeded to reach today from the Ottomans in Edirne, who once made the city their capital before Istanbul. It is one of the most important of the Grand Mosques built in the 15th century. Eski Cami is also known as the first original abridged structure that reached our time in Edirne. The mosque is also thought […]

Selimiye Mosque - An Ottoman Masterpiece in Edirne, Turkey

Selimiye Mosque is a monumental structure that the architect Sinan made at the age of 80 and called “my magnum opus”. The mosque is one of the main works of the Ottoman-Turkish art and the history of the world architecture. The property rights belong to Sultan Selim Vakfı. The mosque is located in the center of Edirne. Selimiye, which is considered to be one of the symbols of Edirne and […]

Edirne, Turkey: The Only Travel Guide You Need

Edirne is a rather small city (in Turkish standards) in Turkey which is surrounded by Tekirdağ and Kırklareli (Other Turkish cities) to the east and north, the Aegean Sea to the south and Greece and Bulgaria to its west. It is the north-western end of Turkey, which serves as a passage from the Middle East and Asia to the rest of Europe. The city is located in the European part […]

Imvros, Imroz or Gokceada Island, Turkey - Transportation Information

Imvros, Imbros or Imroz in Greek, Gökçeada in Turkish… This is one of the most beautiful islands in Turkey, in the Aegean Sea, still left unknown for many travelers and tourists. Gökçeada, which is connected to the Çanakkale Province of Turkey, is the largest island of the country. Located near the Saros Bay, the island is a relatively small one, which makes it even nicer for travelers. As mentioned above, […]

Driving in Bulgaria for First Timers

Bulgaria is the “must-go”, “have-to-go”, “obliged-to-go” country for those who are fond of the nature or outdoor sports. The country is full of forests, rivers and endless fields which offers a wide range of opportunities from camping to rafting, accompanied by a great deal of wildlife (there is still one animal that I’ve come across with, which I have not been able to identify 😛 ) Naturally, most tourists reach […]

Beautiful Colored Sand Beaches: How Come?

You’ve finished a year full of hardworking, arranged your holiday, talked to your boss about your beach holiday and started packing your bags after having a look at our list of the best beaches in the world… You’re dreaming of all the colors that summer brings, the sea, countless beaches you’re going to see and maybe some colorful nightlife? Why not? You spent hours to earn this, after all! Now […]