Selimiye Mosque

Selimiye Mosque

Selimiye Mosque

The first place that many people think of when it is called Edirne is probably the Selimiye Mosque. Selimiye Mosque, which is regarded as a symbol for the city, is a work that those who come to the city never forget to visit. This particular mosque is considered to have been commissioned by II. Selim to Mimar Sinan, but there is no clear information about this. The construction process of the Selimiye Mosque, which is regarded as one of the most valuable works of the city of Edirne but also of the Ottoman Empire, began in 1568. II. Selim comes to the city to sign a peace treaty with the Austrians and stays here for a long time. It is known that he has been interested in Edirne since his youth. Due to II.Selim's death, it has to be opened quickly long before planned. The Selimiye Mosque was recently honored by UNESCO by being included in the tentative list of World Heritage sites. In 2011, its 'temporary' status was removed and it was deemed to have entered this list in real terms. Mimar Sinan was 80 or 90 years old when he built the mosque. Therefore, for the Selimiye Mosque, he used the phrase " my masterwork." The mosque, which proudly presents Ottoman art to the world, is regarded as a masterpiece. Today, the property rights of the mosque belong to the Sultan Selim Foundation. The mosque is located in Kavak Square on Yeni Mahalle in Edirne city centre. Yildirim Bayezid also built a palace in the same area in previous years. The most notable part of Selimiye Mosque is its four minarets. These four minarets are easily spotted even from far away. The mosque is largely made of material in cut stone. Selimiye Mosque, which holds the title of being the largest mosque in the period of its construction, is a subject of curiosity and subject of research about how its huge dome was not destroyed when taken into account today’s technological and engineering knowledge. Each detail of the Selimiye Mosque, which covers a huge area of 2,475 square meters and is also an example of urban planning, just like the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, was constructed with passages from the mastery of Mimar Sinan. The height of the mosque is 43 meters above the ground. The length of the dome is higher than Hagia Sophia.

Selimiye MosqueSelimiye MosqueSelimiye MosqueSelimiye Mosque


  • brahimerve
    29.05.2022 10:50

    gurur veren bir yapıt. hemen aşağısında eski ulu camii var kesinlikle oranın da görülmesi gerekir

  • AERqbQpE
    14.05.2022 18:48

    restarasyon sebebiyle çok küçük bir bölümü acik

  • 1zjtW9S9
    08.06.2022 04:22

    Edirne Pharmacy

  • zusFnEvH
    12.07.2022 09:45

    yeni düzenlemeler ile birlikte

  • balimm
    19.11.2023 08:33

    Çok güzel görünen, huzurlu, tarihi bir mekan. Mutlaka görülmesi gerekiyor.

  • ialynamstfackk
    21.03.2022 04:26

    çok görkemli mükemmel bir camii etrafında Osmanlı'dan kalma müzesi var arka girişte kapalı çarşı var çok yakınında başka tarihi bir camii daha var Selimiye harika büyüklüğe sahip fevkalade bir camiidir..

  • irembozz
    29.06.2022 07:02

    Muhteşem ötesi buram buram tarih kokan Mimar Sinanın şaheseri Atalarımızdan kalan muhteşem tarihi bir yapı.


Our main goal is to contribute to the promotion of countries by explaining the historical, cultural and natural beauties of the countries.

GeziBilen Logo
Google Play Badge
AppStore Badge
AppGallery Badge
Contact Us

0 (212) 274 2121

Balmumcu Mah, Bestekar Şevkibey Sk, No:26 Beşiktaş-İstanbul

  • GeziBilen Gezi Noktaları2500 Travel Points

    Are you ready to explore 2500 Travel Points?

  • GeziBilen ÜlkelerExperience in 4 different languages

    Our all content is in Turkish, German, English and Russian

  • GeziBilen Rotalar185 Thematic Routes

    Dozens of thematic routes exclusively prepared for each city

Other Contens