Edirne Palace

The palace was built on an area of ​​300-355.000 m2 on the bank of the Tunca River in the north of the city. It was started in 1450 at the 2nd Murat time. The palace construction, which had stopped for a while after the death of the monarchs, was completed by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1475. Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, 1st Ahmet, Avcı Mehmet, 2nd Ahmet, 3. During the time of Ahmet the palace was constantly repaired and new constructions were added. 3. After Ahmet’s visit to Istanbul in 1718, no sultan came to Edirne until the 3rd Mustafa in 1768, and this half-century process between them was the beginning of the destruction. The great earthquake in 1752 and the fire in 1776 continued the destruction process. A part of the palace was repaired during the reign of Mahmut II in 1827. The Russians, who occupied Edirne in 1829, they used the palace as a camp and they suffered great damage. Many buildings were rescued during the repair period which started with Governor Hurşit Pasha in 1868 and continued until the governorship of Hacı İzzet Pasha in 1873.
1876-77 Due to the approach of the enemy in the Russian War, the governor Cemil Pasha and the commander of Edirne Ahmet Eyup Pasha, on the disagreement of Bab’üs Sa’âde, the explosion of the ammunition collapsed and the structure of the palace was destroyed. After that, looting began and the remains of the sarcophagus were used in other structures.
Cihannüma Kasrı (Taht-i Hümayun) built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror forms the main structure in the palace. (Hunter) Mehmet, 2. Mustafa and 3 (Sultan) in the south of the Cihannüma Kasrı, as well as the mosque and the palace library, In the continuation of these sultan apartments, the headquarters, second and third and fourth women, princesses, concubines, vestibles, patient wards, agendas, and the court of the Supply Chamber of the Cihannüma Kasrı have been formed. is located at the base of the Sa’ad (Ak Agalar Kapısı).
The construction of the Edirne New Palace, which started in the 2.Murat period, continued to be continued over time. 2.Beyazıt Tunca covered the bed with stone and built high retaining walls beside it. During the period of Kanuni Sultan Süleyman and Hassa Mimarbaşı Mimar Sinan, the second building process of Edirne Palace was almost entered. In this period, the palace was rescheduled, the topography was arranged, and the water related problems were solved. Mimar Sinan, Edirne’te brought to the palace of a piece of stone water is connected to Sarıyer. In order to protect the palace constructions from water floods, an important part of this water coming to the Tunca bed was removed from the palace area with the channel opened in the form of an arc and connected to Tunca through the Saraçhane bridge. This turned the palace area through a second water in the east-south-west direction so that the area between the river and the canal bed was preserved without the fortification wall of the palace that formed the Hasbahçe. On this channel, he built a bridge law on the axis of Fatih Bridge on Tunca and re-determined the main entrance of the palace. At the time of Murad IV, Imadiye Kasrı 4th Mehmet time, Alay Mansion, Iftar Mansion, Hunting Pavilion, Bulbul and Bostancı Kasrı were built in Hasbahçe.

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