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The Greatest Building of Turkish Islamic History: Selimiye Mosque

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 dome, minarets, adornments and acoustics.

Selimiye Mosque, which was created by Mimar Sinan at the age of 80 and which he called “my mastership opus”, is counted among the masterpieces not only in the history of Ottoman – Turkish architecture, but also in the architecture history of the world.

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