Edirne used to be the capital of the Ottoman empire before Constantinople was conquered by Mehmet II. He then decided to relocate his court there. The city is endowed with a notable culinary heritage, imperial building stock as well as much cherished and lingering sense of civic grandeur.
Located close to the Bulgarian and Greek borders, the city has a charming European flavour which is best appreciated during the summer when the locals come here to party on the banks of the Meriç Rivers and Tunca to cheer and hoot for the contestants at the most renowned and famous K?rkp?nar oil wrestling festival. The European flavour of the city is evident not only from the architecture but also from the very lifestyle of the people living here and the culinary delights and dishes too have a taste and aroma influenced by the European dishes. So, if you want to find yourself closer to Europe, this beautiful city of Turkey, does deserve a visit.