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. To visit Selimiye Mosque and get the most from your holiday in Edirne, create itinerary details personal to you using our Edirne trip itinerary maker .
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  • Managed to get a trip here for Ramazan Bayram prayers (special early morning mass prayer session at the end of Ramadan). Spectacular and such a special place.  more »
  • Giddy with the architecture. It's really worth a visit. For tourists who didn't make clothes for the purpose of worship event on don't have to push. Just opposite the car park.
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  • We went on a Friday, the Friday prayer vouchsafed make there; even the Sultan Selim Han Imam sermon and Mimar Sinan started the prayer call is live before our eyes. You're amazed, every step of the way with your proud of your ancestors. Must visit places every Turk I think at the beginning.
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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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