Kırklareli is located in Marmara Region. The city has around 103.000 population. The older name of the city was Kırık Kilise. The city’s history starts from the Neolithic age. According to the nearby settlements, it’s thought to start from the Paleolithic age(1.000.000 to 12.000 BC). Kırklareli hosted civilizations of Hittites, Micaeneans, Persians, Helens, Troians, and Ottomans. Kırklareli is famous for ancient settlements, nature, and historical buildings.
Here is a list of historical and modern destinations of Kırklareli;
Where to see?
- Aya Nikola Manastırı(Monastery): The monastery is located in Kıyıköy town of Vize county. It’s one of the best examples of Byzantian rock monasteries. The monastery is built by carving the rocks. There is a church at the base, a holy spring in below, and a room for monks at upstairs.
- Küçük Ayasofya Camii(Mosque/Church): The mosque is located in Vize county. It was built as a church by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century. It was called the smaller Hagia Sophia. The marble columns of the mosque have Corinth style. The shape of the church was the same as Hagia Sophia and the mosaics were similar to the Hagia Irene.
- Sokullu Mehmed Paşa Köprüsü(Bridge): The bridge is located in Lüleburgaz county. It was built by Mimar Sinan by the command of Sokollu Mehmed Pasha in addition to the Sokollu Mehmed Pasha social complex between 1569-1570. The built aim of the bridge was to develop the caravan and postal routes. The bridge is still in use.
- Babaeski Köprüsü(Bridge): Bridge is located in Babaeski county. It was built in 1633 in the Sultan Murat IV. era. It’s located on the trade route from Anatolia to the Balkans. The bridge has 6 arches and big holes in case of a flood. The bridge is still in use.
- Tümülüsler(Tumuluses): There are around 200 tumuluses located in Kırklareli. It’s thought to be around 400. The tumulus examples start from the 14th-13th centuries BC. to 3th century AD. There are numerous grave types in the tumultuous.
- Sokullu Hamamı(Baths): The baths were built by Mimar Sinan by the command of Sokollu Mehmed Pasha between 1569-1570. The typical Turkish bath is divided into 2 parts for men and women. Nowadays, it’s being renovated as the city museum.
Historical fountains, coasts to the Blacksea, Dupnisa Cave, and mosques are the other important destinations of Kırklareli.
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