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Selimiye Mosque, Edirne

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Must see · World heritage site · Architectural Building · Religious Site
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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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  • This mosque represents the highest achievement of Ottoman architecture, and one of the 18 world heritage sites in Turkey, it was Constructed during the 16th century, and designed by the famous... 
    This mosque represents the highest achievement of Ottoman architecture, and one of the 18 world heritage sites in Turkey, it was Constructed during the 16th century, and designed by the famous...  more »
  • The most beautiful artwork of Mimar Sinan. If you visit Edirne, this is the first place to see. A real art. 
    The most beautiful artwork of Mimar Sinan. If you visit Edirne, this is the first place to see. A real art.  more »
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  • Quite a sizeable mosque and well worth the visit. Driving from Sofia, Bulgaria to Istanbul this was a perfect area to stop and explore overnight. Both the mosque and grounds were lovely. There is a sizable markets the bottom side of the mosque. Paid parking available nearby.
  • Surely a beautiful place! But these days it is in reconstruction, so walked a long way without knowing that , so didn't see much... maybe next time...

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