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Kirklareli Guide - City Information

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Kirklareli City Information:

Kirklareli Hotels: 3

Kirklareli Tours: 0
Kirklareli is a city in theMarmara Region of Turkey. It is not clearly known when the city was founded, nor under what name.Ancient Greeksand Romanscalled it Salmydessus and the Byzantine Greek scalled it Saranta Ekklisiès(Σαράντα Εκκλησιές, meaningforty churches). In the 14th century this was translated toTurkishand called "Kırk Kilise". Following the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923,sanjaks (an administrative regions under the Ottoman Empire) became cities and on December 20, 1924, Kırk Kilise's name was changed to Kırklareli, meaningThe Place of the Forties. The denomination Kırklareli was already used years before 1924, for example in the contemporary literature concerning the Balkan Warsof 1912–13. The Bulgarianname of the town is Lozengrad which means Vineyard Town.

There are lots of pieces of art, reflecting Ancient Age, Medieval Age, Byzantium and Ottoman culture in a territory city, Kırklareli, and it has an ideal center position for coastal tourism, culture, caravan, camping and water sports tourism, hunt and nature tourism like various branches.


Places To Visit;


Kırklareli Museumhas 553 ethnographic, 1189 archeological, 1995 coins, a total of 3737 registered pieces of art.

Hızırbey Complexconsists of theHızırbey Mosque,Hızırbey BathandArasta(Bazaar).

Important Complex (Kulliyes)of the city areHızır Bey Külliyein Kırklareli center andSokullu Mehmet Paşa Külliyein Lüleburgaz district.

Important churches and monasteries areSmall Hagia Sophia Churchat Vize province,Mağara Monastery,Ayanikola Sacred Fountain and Monastery,Rock Monasteryin Kaynarca,Byzantium Period Vize Cavern MonasteryandByzantium Period Ayanikola Monasteryin Kıyıköy.

There's the famousDupnisa Cavewhich is believed to be formed 4 million years ago and used for Dionysian Rituals (Sparagmos) in the ancient times.

Aşağıpınardistrict is settled by various tribes from Neolithic period till Hellenistic period and is worth seeing.

There are 92 registeredtumuliswithin territories of the city. Some of them are; Kırklareli A,B,G tumuli, Alpullu Mound Hill Tumulus, Lüleburgaz Kepirtepe Tumulus, Düz Orman Tumulus and İslam Bey Tumulus.

Kirklareli Districts:

Kirklareli Hotels: 3

Kirklareli Tours: 0
  • Babaeski
  • Demirkoy
  • Kofcaz
  • Luleburgaz
  • Pehlivankoy
  • Pinarhisar
  • Vize
  • Kirklareli Center

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