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Selimiye Mosque (Selimiye Camii) dominates the skyline of Edrne city. A grandiose piece of art by Sinan, the Ottoman architect of 16th century, Selimiye is usually considered the zenith of Ottoman architecture and has been listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2011. Sinan himself considered this building as his best work. The dome of the building, which hangs high over main hall, encloses a huge space which gives the place an expansive atmosphere, had the largest diameter (31.28 mt) of all domes in the world for several centuries. And its minarets (towers) are the second highest minarets (70.89 mt) in whole world, surpassed only by Qutb Minar (72.50 mt) in Delhi, India. The mosque has 999 windows in total.

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Featured in Turkey and Turks around the World April 2, 2013

Featured in Ancient Relics, Customs and Sites May 22nd 2013

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selimiye mosque, edirne, odrin, sinan, turkey

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  • Shiva77
    Shiva77over 1 year ago

    superb capture Maria!

  • Thanks very much.

    – Maria1606

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you, Ray

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  • Fara
    Faraover 1 year ago

    This is a beautiful mosque Maria…………………to have four minarets is quite important I think………………….so pleasing to the eye…………………………Joyce

  • Thank you, Joyce

    – Maria1606

  • vette
    vetteover 1 year ago

    Superb image Maria. What a very interesting mosque this is. The minarets really add to the overall look of the building. and the greenery…together with that beautiful blue sky makes the image all come together as a whole. Susan

  • Thank you very much, Susan, glad you enjoyed this

    – Maria1606

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    What a wonderful shot

  • Thank you very much, John

    – Maria1606

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    Simply beautiful, Maria!

  • Thank you very much, David

    – Maria1606

  • rasim1
    rasim1over 1 year ago

    Fabulous capture.

  • Thank you very much, Rasim

    – Maria1606

  • Aase
    Aaseover 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture Maria:-)

  • Thank you very much, Aase

    – Maria1606

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 1 year ago

    Fabulous place and capture Maria!

  • Thank you very much, Roy

    – Maria1606

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 1 year ago


    23.3.13 @ 10am
    Wonderful building

  • Thank you very much

    – Maria1606

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