History Route

Archeology and Ethnography Museum

It was built in 1927 as the Governor’s Mansion. Tekirdag Archeology and Ethnography Museum; It includes archaeological small artifacts hall, open display section, Tekirdag room, stone artifacts hall and ethnography hall. In the ethnography hall, cutting tools belonging to the recent period; In the Tekirdağ room, men’s and women’s clothes and handicrafts belonging to the Tekirdağ region; architectural structures, inscriptions, statuettes, columns and sarcophagi; In the archeology small works hall, spearheads, vessels and ornaments belonging to the prehistoric and Byzantine periods are exhibited.

Namik Kemal House

In memory of the famous poet Namık Kemal, who was born in Tekirdağ, after his death; It was built by volunteers, schools and the municipality in Tekirdağ. The house, which was started to be built in 1992, has three floors and reflects the 19th century Ottoman architecture. The building, which has an open-air stage and a viewing area in its garden, is wooden and has six rooms. Ethnographic items are exhibited in the bedroom of the house. There is an exhibition hall in the basement, and throughout the house, the photographs and works written by Namık Kemal are exhibited. After its construction was completed, it was opened as a museum on the 21st of December, the date of birth of Namık Kemal in 1993.

Rakoczi Museum

In 1720, Hungarian Prince II. Frenc Rakoczi started to live in the Rakoczi Museum building. The Hungarian Prince, who led the Hungarian revolt against the Austrians, took refuge in the Ottomans when he failed in the war. Hungarian Prince II. Frenc Rakoczi lived in this building until his death in 1735 (which is 15 years). After Rakoczi’s death, it was decided to build a museum in Hungary, but l. and II. This idea could not be realized due to the outbreak of the World Wars. After that, this building where Rakoczi lived was purchased by the Hungarian Government in 1932 and restored by a Hungarian architect and turned into the Rakoczi Museum. in the Rakoczi Museum; Rakoczi’s belongings, documents about his life and oil paintings are on display.

Tekirdag Martyrs' Monument

Tekirdağ Martyrs’ Monument was built in 1949 in memory of the soldiers who were martyred during the conquest of Tekirdağ. Tekirdağ Martyrs’ Monument, which is among the places that activate the tourism of Tekirdağ, attracts the attention of many tourists who come to the city every year. The monument, located on Muratlı Street, can be reached by a long staircase. In the middle of these stairs, there is a Turkish flag made with stones. In front of this flag, there is an inscription containing information about the monument.

Corlu Castle

Çorlu Castle has not been able to preserve its integrity until today, and only some of its ruins have survived to the present day. Although not certain, Çorlu Castle VI. It is thought to date back to the 19th century. The castle, which is surrounded by stream beds on the east and west sides, was built in the Byzantine period. It was built on cut stone foundations and the city walls were supported by round towers. Çorlu Castle, which has a military importance, is one of the important historical structures of Tekirdağ.

Rustempasa Bedesten

Rüstempaşa Bedesteni is located 200 meters west of the Rüstempaşa Mosque. It has a rectangular plan and has six domes. The domes are mounted on octagonal pulleys and are carried by two large elephant feet connected to each other by wide arches. Dome transitions are provided with pendants. Two windows were opened on the short facades and three windows were opened on the long facades of the covered bazaar. The Bedesten, which was recently repaired, has survived with its mosque, preserving its integrity; The locations of other structures such as the caravanserai and soup kitchen belonging to the kulliye are not known for certain today.


Perinthos, which is on the “Ancient Cities” list in Turkey, is an ancient Roman city. The ancient city of Perinthos, BC. It was founded in 600 BC by colony founders from the island of Samos. It was founded together with the cities of Bisanthe and Heraion and is located in the west of these cities. It was established after Thrace was put into trade. It has the feature of having two natural harbors and thanks to this feature, it has had an important place in all ages. Perinthos is a city that was the capital of the Thrace province of the Roman Empire. Although the remains of the structures found here belong to the Greek, Roman and Byzantine periods, the excavation works are still continuing and it is an open-air museum.

Heraion Teichos

Heraion Teichos is a Thracian ancient settlement. The name of the city of Heraion Teichos, a Samos colony, also known as Karaevlialtı Tumulus, means “City of Hera”. According to the inferences made from the remains such as stone tools and pottery obtained as a result of the researches made here, Heraion was used as a settlement by Teichos from the beginning of 3000 BC until the 13th century BC. Heraion Teichos, which was used as a Thracian settlement for a long time; It was used as a settlement during the Classical Period, Hellenistic Period and Byzantine Period, and it lived its brightest period in the Classical Period and Hellenistic Period. Heraion Teikhos, an important port city, has become a rich settlement thanks to its commercial relations with the environment.

Hora Lighthouse

Hora Lighthouse is located at the entrance of Hoşköy, which is 20 kilometers from the Şarköy district of Tekirdağ. It was built by Abdülmecit in 1861 as a route lighthouse by the French with materials specially brought from France. No welding was used in the construction of Hora Lighthouse, also known as Hoşköy Lighthouse, and all its connections were combined with screws. Hora Lighthouse, which has an iron structure; It can rotate around itself and performs each rotation in 20 seconds. The lantern, which works with the pendulum system installed every 2 hours, has a height of around 20-25 meters and its historical feature is in the foreground.

Mürefte Culture House

Mürefte Culture House, Mürefte Municipality and Mürefte Promotion, Beautification and It was established in 2006 with the cooperation of the Solidarity Association and has been serving cultural tourism since 2007. The interior layout of the building, the collection and arrangement of the items were made by the association. In the culture house, there are items, tools and equipment, kitchen utensils and old time photographs used between 1930 and 1970. The cultural house, which includes a living room, bridal room, circumcision room, kitchen, also has pictures and documents describing the culture of the region, books describing its history, and manuscripts.

Serban-i Ahmet Dervish Lodge

Sarban-i Ahmet Dervish Lodge is a tomb built in the name of Sarban-i Ahmet in the Hayrabolu district of Tekirdağ in 1527. Evliya Sarban-i Ahmet was born in Hayrabolu in the 1470s, although his date of birth is not certain. He is known by this nickname because he was sent as Sarbanbaşı to the Iraq campaign by Suleiman the Magnificent. In memory of Sarban-i Ahmet, one of the famous poets of his time, retired from the army, an edict was issued by Suleiman the Magnificent for the construction of a lodge, and the construction of Sarban-i Ahmet Dervish Lodge was started in this way.

Karacakılavuz Weavings

Karacakilavuz Weavings are among the most common handicrafts of Tekirdag province. Among the most common handicrafts unique to Tekirdag; weaving, basket knitting, saddlery and sandal making. As a matter of fact; Karacakılavuz is a town connected to Tekirdağ Center and this town is one of the important weaving centers of Anatolia. The weavings made in this town, depending on the traditional values, gained fame over time and became known as “Karacakilavuz Weavings”.

Güneşkaya and Güngörmez Caves

Güneşkaya Caves; It is located 2 kilometers west of the Palace and has the feature of being an old settlement. In the excavations carried out in Güneşkaya Caves, which have quite historical ruins, it was found in the BC. Chalcolithic Age finds dating back to 5000-3000 BC were found. Gungormez Caves; It is located on the slopes of the Galata Stream, which is at the 3rd kilometer of the Güngörmez Highway, in the south of the Saray district of Tekirdağ. In the excavations carried out here, BC. Chalcolithic Age finds dating back to 5000-3000 BC were found.
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