Many cultural treasures within the metropolis had been restored by the Basic Directorate of Foundations, affiliated with the Ministry of Tradition and Tourism, and reviving websites in a uncared for state since 2002.
Within the efforts to protect the ancestral heritage and carry it to the longer term, mosques, baths, tombs, fountains and bazaars with cultural and touristic worth for the town have been restored.
Among the many main works which have been meticulously restored and revitalized is the Hagia Sophia of Enez, which is estimated to have been constructed by the Byzantine Empire within the twelfth century.
The construction was transformed right into a mosque with the addition of a mihrab, which is a semicircular area of interest within the wall of a mosque that signifies the qibla, minbar (pulpit), and minaret after the conquest of Enez by Mehmet the Conquerer in 1456. It underwent restoration between 2016 and 2021 and was reopened for worship.
Whereas work was carried out on the roof and partitions of the deserted mosque throughout the Enez Fortress, the inspiration was additionally strengthened utilizing an injection system.
The Grand Synagogue of Edirne, the most important in Türkiye and the third largest in Europe, was additionally restored to its unique state.
The dilapidated synagogue underwent a complete restoration between 2011 and 2015. Whereas the collapsed roof and partitions had been reconstructed of their unique type, a 2,000-square-meter penwork software was carried out within the synagogue.
The Turkish Jewish group visits the Edirne Grand Synagogue for particular events and holidays, and it additionally hosts cultural and creative occasions within the metropolis.
One other restored cultural treasure of the town is the Ekmekçizade Ahmet Paşa Caravanserai.
In Edirne, which served because the capital of the Ottoman Empire for practically 100 years, the Basic Directorate of Foundations has accomplished the restoration of 73 basis works together with the Grand Synagogue, Edirne, Türkiye, Might 10, 2023. (AA Picture)
The caravanserai, which homes the Ekmekçizade Caravanserai Museum additionally contains the Edirne stage of the State Theatres.
Different vital basis works restored within the metropolis embody a madrasah the place Mehmet the Conqueror obtained training, fountains and mosques.
In Edirne, the place the Basic Directorate of Foundations has restored 73 basis works in 21 years, restoration work remains to be ongoing.
Crucial of those restoration works is the Selimiye Mosque, the “masterpiece” of the genius Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan.
The great restoration of the mosque, listed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Listing, started on the finish of 2021. The works carried out concurrently inside and out of doors the construction, goal to make sure the mosque’s secure future.
After a meticulous examination of each level within the construction, the restoration groups intervene accordingly in step with the unique type of the centuries-old masterpiece.
The lead works on the central dome have been accomplished, and the completion of the works is anticipated subsequent 12 months.
Throughout the restoration works carried out part by part within the inside and exterior areas, the mosque stays open for worship and visitation.