The Ottoman Sultan Selim II built the Selimiye Mosque in 1568-1575. The mosque was designed by the famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. Sinan divided his career into three terms; Şehzade Mosque for an apprenticeship, Süleymaniye Mosque compagnon, and Selimiye Mosque for mastery. Selimiye Mosque had reached the Ottoman architecture to the top level with Mimar Sinan.
The mosque is a classical Ottoman architecture with a 31,25 meters dome, 4 minarets, Iznik tiles, calligraphies, carpets, arasta bazaar, a madrasa, a library, baths, and fountains. During the Balkan Wars, Edirne was invaded by the Bulgarian army, and the mosque was damaged. M.K. Ataturk renovated the mosque.
Today, Selimiye Mosque is standing as Edirne’s monument and in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
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