Across Turkey, this city is well known for the oil-wrestling competitions and the superb Ottoman mosques. The Ottomans renamed Byzantine Adrianople to Edirne, after capturing it in 1361. It served as their capital for 91 years, and as the base for their conquest of the Constantinople. The following sights are Edirne’s top tourist attractions: the famous architect Sinan’s Selimiye Mosque, the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, the Eski Mosque, the old Bazaar, the Three-balconied Mosque, the bustling Semiz Ali Pasa Bazaar and the 100-domed Ottoman health complex Beyazit which is located in the northwest of the city center.

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