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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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  • Every detail reflects the creativity of a separate architectural genius. One of the most imposing architectural structure in Turkey.
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  • If you stand on the square you can find incredibly each officially grandeur koseden architecture. You should definitely visit.
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  • There's a different vibe. It's always very rude. Edirne was the symbol of a build. So glorious and peaceful. 2 times I went, I saw it. Out of my way to Edirne falls again I go again definitely.
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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