Selimiye

Maria1606

Joined January 2010

Artist's Description

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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