Selimiye Mosque, Edirne, Turkey

Selimiye Mosque, Edirne, Turkey

The Selimiye Mosque (Turkish: Selimiye Camii) is an Ottoman imperial mosque which was commissioned by Sultan Selim II, and was built by architect Mimar Sinan (c. 1489/1490 – July 17, 1588) the chief Ottoman architect (Turkish: mimar) between 1569 and 1575. It was considered by Sinan to be his masterpiece and is one of the highest achievements of Islamic architecture. The mosque, together with its külliye (complex of a hospital, school, library and/or baths around a mosque), was included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2011. Image: wikimedia

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