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Selimiye Mosque

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Selimiye Mosque
Selimiye Camii
Selimiye Mosque.png
Religion
AffiliationSunni Islam
Location
LocationEdirne, Turkey
Geographic coordinates41°40′41″N 26°33′34″E / 41.67806°N 26.55944°E / 41.67806; 26.55944Coordinates: 41°40′41″N 26°33′34″E / 41.67806°N 26.55944°E / 41.67806; 26.55944
Architecture
Architect(s)Mimar Sinan
Architectural typeMosque
Architectural styleOttoman architecture
Groundbreaking1568
Completed1574
Specifications
Height (max)43 m (141 ft)
Dome dia. (inner)31.25 m (102.5 ft)
Minaret(s)4
Minaret height83 m (272 ft)[1]
Materialscut stone, marble
Official name: Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex
TypeCultural
Criteriai, iv
Designated2011 (35th session)
Reference no.1366
State Party Turkey
RegionEurope and North America

The Selimiye Mosque (Turkish: Selimiye Camii) is an Ottoman imperial mosque, which is in Edirne, Turkey. The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Selim II, and was built by architect Mimar Sinan between 1569 and 1575. It was considered by Sinan to be his masterpiece and is one of the highest achievements of Islamic architecture.

References[change | change source]

  1. Architecture, Jonathan Glancey, page 207, 2006