Located in Thrace, Edirne is a beautiful city that serves as a gateway to Western Europe, as it sits on the borders of Turkey, Bulgaria, and Greece. The city is known for its elegant mosques, domes, and minarets, which give the area a stunning panoramic view. Edirne was once the capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1416 to 1453, until the fall of Constantinople to Mehmet II.
Formerly known as Adrianople, after the Roman Emperor Hadrian, Edirne boasts a unique blend of architectural styles from both Roman and Ottoman periods.
There are numerous attractions to see in Edirne, including the Selimiye Mosque, which was built by the famous architect Mimar Sinan and listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011. Other notable places include the Eski Mosque, Üç Şerefeli Mosque, Enez Ancient City, Edirne Archaeology and Ethnography Museum, as well as the inns, Turkish baths, and palaces. The city is also home to 10 historical bridges that are worth visiting.