Selimiye Mosque and it's Social Complex
Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex
Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 27.06.2011
List Reference: 1366
Criteria : Cultural
A Master work of Classical Ottoman Architecture
Edirne was the capital of the Ottoman Empire prior to the conquest of Istanbul and is famous for its mosques, the elegant domes and minarets, where as Selimiye is the most important monument in this historic city. The complex built in the historic centre of Edirne comprises, two madrasas, a primary school and a covered bazaar besides this magnificient mosque. Carrying the name of the then reigning the Sultan Selim II, the Mosque was ?built by architect Mimar Sinan in the 16th century.