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Month: September 2019

The Architectural Structure of Selimiye Mosque

The Architectural Structure of Selimiye Mosque

In the construction of Selimiye, Mimar Koca Sinan gave weight to inner design as much as he did to outer structure. Selimiye Mosque was first established in Sarıbayır, on the plain named Kavak Meydanı, where Yıldırım Bayezid had his palace constructed. The Mosque, The Madrasa and Dar-ül Hadis were symmetrically placed in a big rectangular […]

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Construction Process of Selimiye Mosque

Construction Process of Selimiye Mosque

The exact date when the construction of Selimiye Mosque started is not known. However, it was recorded on the mosque epigraph placed on mosque gate that it started in 1568 (976 according to Islamic calendar). In the beginning period of mosque construction, it was demanded in the order which was sent to qadi of Edirne […]

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The Greatest Building of Turkish Islamic History: Selimiye Mosque

The Greatest Building of Turkish Islamic History: Selimiye Mosque

Challenging time with its past of nearly five centuries, enchanting people with its grandeur, enthroning Ottoman architecture with its superiority and uniqueness in terms of technical features and fascinating everybody by dominating the silhouette of the city, Selimiye is an invaluable work of art as the greatest gift of Ottoman Sultanate to Edirne with its […]

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