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Selimiye Mosque, Edirne

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Architectural Building Religious Site
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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  • Edirne's spiritual atmosphere is a high. I love this beautiful town and everyone is coming and seeing and I strongly recommend the food for the people. Around the Selimiye is wonderful. Traffic and ca...  more »
  • A masterpiece of the best otoman architect, Mimar Sinan, who built this when he was 80!!! A place of peace, faith and art. Don't miss the statue of its creator, the two museums in the courtyard and th...  more »
  • This is the best Architecture Mosque made by Mimar Sinan at 15. Century. Architecture technic is outstanding when you compare the other.it must seen in Edirne.  more »
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  • Incredible piece of art. Should be considered as one of the world's greatest wonders. I've seen many world wonders, but this... Is a whole new scale.
  • The number one sight to see and experience while in Edirne. Don't miss learning about it's unique history seeing it's architecture.
  • The great place to visit! Amazing mosque with biggest tower in all Europe!
  • 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 landmarks of Edirne. Usually crowded. A religious and spiritual center.

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