Water Buildings of the Edirne Palace


BELLETEN, vol.85, no.303, pp.615-643, 2021 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 303
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.37879/belleten.2021.615
  • Journal Name: BELLETEN
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, Periodicals Index Online, L'Année philologique, American History and Life, Historical Abstracts, Index Islamicus, Linguistic Bibliography, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.615-643
  • Keywords: Edirne Palace, Water Depot, Fountain, Water tower, Water supply line
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


The construction of Edirne Palace was started by Sultan Murad II. It was completed and put into service in the time of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror and was used until the end of the 19th century with the additions made in the following periods. To meet the water need of the palace, which contains about a hundred buildings, water was brought from various sources through water supply lines, and structures such as water tower, water depot, fountains and pools were built for the distribution and use of these waters; in addition to these, wells were drilled to benefit from groundwater.