Tekirdag in Turkey, what do you know about it?
Tekirdag province is the link between Anatolia and the Balkans, in which the Asian and European civilizations of the tribes that passed through the Bosphorus 4,000 years ago intermingled, all this gave it strategic importance not to be underestimated and took a place for itself in the list of the most important Turkish cities.
Tekirdag province has a diverse history resulting from the influx of Asian and European tribes to the province. The history of Tekirdag province is closely linked to the history of Istanbul.
Tekirdag province is located in Anatolia to the northeast of the Black Sea coast, bordered to the east by Silivri in Istanbul and Catalca, to the south by the Sea of Marmara and Çanakkale, and Kırklareli to the north.
The city of Tekirdag, the largest city in the southern part of the Ergin Basin, was established on the shore from the Ergin region to the Sea of Marmara.
Important tourist places in Tekirdag
Tourists from all over the world flock during the tourism season in Turkey to the city of Tekirdag to enjoy the historical and archaeological sites, which are characterized by a diverse history due to the many civilizations that have followed it over the years, including:
The castle sits on the hill between Ahmadi Ali and Hajikoy in the central area. The ruins of the castle belong to a settlement dating back to an ancient civilization.
Many valuable historical artifacts were discovered in it, which is an ancient settlement located 2 km from the town of Sarai to the far west.
It is the second largest lighthouse in the region. It is located in the town of Hash Koi in the Charkoy region. It dates back to French origins, specifically in 1876. The lighthouse consists of 96 crystals, and it rotates 360 degrees around its axis.
Rustum Pasha Complex
The complex is located on a hill overlooking the sea. It was built by Mimar Sinan in 1553 at the request of Rustam Pasha, the son-in-law of Suleiman the Magnificent. It still preserves many landmarks such as the mosque, which occupies the most important place in the complex, in addition to the bathroom, the covered bazaar, the school and the library of the complex.
Museum of Archeology and Ethnography:
The museum houses 1066 artifacts, from prehistoric times to the present, and they constitute part of the total 14,051 artifacts found in the Tekirdag region.
The museum was built in 1927 in the name of the Governor’s Palace, and it was sold to the Ministry of Culture by the Special Regional Administration in 1977, and then restored to its current form.
Namık Kemal house
This house is a memorial to the famous Turkish poet Namik Kemal who was born in 1840 and was built in 1993 by the Tekirdağ Namık Kemal Association and houses the written works of Namık Kemal and his personal works.