Selimiye Mosque facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSelimiye Mosque
|Architectural style||Ottoman architecture|
|Height (max)||43 m (141 ft)|
|Dome dia. (outer)||31.2 m (102 ft)|
|Minaret height||83 m (272 ft)|
|Materials||cut stone, marble|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Official name: Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex|
|Designated:||2011 (35th session)|
|Region:||Europe and North America|
The Selimiye Mosque (Turkish: Selimiye Camii) is an Ottoman imperial mosque, which is in Edirne, Turkey. The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Selim II, and was built by architect Mimar Sinan between 1569 and 1575. It was considered by Sinan to be his masterpiece and is one of the highest achievements of Islamic architecture.
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