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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. A visit to Selimiye Mosque represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Edirne holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I came to these works to Edirne and regretted it. Sinan's 90-year-old said his "mastery of work place must-see ... The atmosphere.
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  • Mimar Sinan conceivable provincial included from Selimiye mosque. Inside a massive peaceful and work of art. It's not enough to talk about Akustikten you have to try on in every time I go I see the Japanese review is still collecting information about the modern acoustic devices:)
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  • There is no case to find someone in Edirne k not seen! Dominating the center of the city! Not re-entered into a mosque, but I confess I was impressed very much! The space conveys respect k reverence. .. Women need during their entrance to wear scarf-a sign of respect. The space is very clean-para the large number of visitors k watched. There is Mrs. underground market that is worth to spend a ride.
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  • The Master has spoken. If Sinan himself said it is his masterpiece, who can question that? I found myself "forgetting to breath" after stepping in. This is literally the definition of "breathtaking." Give yourself some good time to appreciate the details. Try to time your visit outside of the prayer times to minimize crowds. Sit in one of the two further corners and look at the symmetrical architecture. It is one unique monument.
  • One of the best example of Classical Ottoman Architecture, Selimiye Mosque is situated at the heart of the city. To make your visit unique, make sure you don't schedule your visit on weekends.
  • gorgeus..
  • Mimar Sinan's the biggest mosque that is recommended to visit.
  • Magnificent