Tekirdağ Places of interest
The Rakoczi Museum, a 17th century Turkish house where the Hungarian national hero,Francis II Rákóczi lived during his exile, from 1720 till his death in 1735. The house bears a particular importance for Hungarians and for all those with Hungarian roots. Today, the museum is property of the State of Hungary and is widely visited, having become a place of national pilgrimage.
The church of Panagia (Virgin Mary) Rheumatocratissa contains the graves, with long Latin inscriptions, of other Hungarian who took refuge here with their leader.
The birth place of 19th-century poet, Namık Kemal, now a museum to his life and work.
Of all the statues of Atatürk in Turkey the town centre of Tekirdağ holds the only one that was made exactly life-size.