Selimiye Mosque, Edirne

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Completed in 1575, Selimiye Mosque is a World Heritage Site that demonstrates the cultural elevation and strength of the Ottoman Empire. As you approach the mosque, observe the four slender minarets that reach 83 m (272 ft). The mosque's simple stone and marble facade impresses, while the interior is completely symmetrical and lacks excessive detailing. Although visually pleasing, its main purpose was to remind the sultans that humility and faith would bring them closer to God. After visiting the site, head to the nearby gardens for a rest. To visit Selimiye Mosque and get the most from your holiday in Edirne, create itinerary details personal to you using our Edirne trip itinerary maker .
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  • Before I came to Edirne, I was a man who admired English and German architecture. When I saw the Selimiye Mosque, I was speechless. My admiration for English and German architecture has ended. It's a magnificent structure made by an excellent mathematical genius, made with equations that no scientist can explain. Architect Sinan didn't say it was a masterpiece. Read selimiye's story, investigate it.
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  • Magnificent monumental mosque of Ottoman Empire. Masterpiece of the most famous architecture of Ottoman Empire, Sinan. There also contains one of the most precious library of the world which is the li...  more »
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  • Great architecture. Nice attendants. If you are not dressed appropriately, they are ready to help you. Great market downstairs.
  • Beautiful mosque built by amazing Mimar Sinan. You can feel the peace inside. It has the highest minarets in Turkey and the most beautiful dome. The museum inside is interesting and interactive.
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