The Selimiye Mosque, also known as the Selim Mosque, is a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture located in Edirne, Turkey. It was designed and built by the Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan during the 16th century, and it is considered one of the greatest achievements of Islamic architecture.
The Selimiye Mosque was commissioned by Sultan Selim II and was completed in 1575. The mosque’s design is unique and incorporates several innovative architectural features. It has a large central dome that is supported by four massive piers, and the dome is surrounded by smaller domes and semi-domes that provide additional light to the interior.
The mosque is also adorned with exquisite tilework, calligraphy, and intricate stone carvings. The interior of the mosque is spacious and airy, and the acoustics are renowned for their clarity and resonance.
The Selimiye Mosque is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is widely regarded as one of the most important works of Islamic architecture. It continues to be an active mosque and a center of religious and cultural activity in Edirne.
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