Marvelous ‘Selimiye Mosque’

In Selimiye,which was made by Ottoman Sultan Selim the Stern and opened to worship in 1575 and located on a hill, the technique,which was never seen in any mosque or archaic age shrine before included in the World Cultural Heritage List by UNESCO was covered with the only one lob which is 43.25 meter high, 31,25 in diameter.

Marvelous ‘Selimiye Mosque’


In the history of Selimiye Mosque architecture,which was described as the structure built on the largest area ,draws attention with the 43.28meter highness ,31.30 diameter dome. The dome which is bigger than the Hagia Sophia’s was placed on the rim holding on eight pillars.The rim was tied to the elephant foot with cove in 6 meter width. Minarets which are on the four corners of mosque and each of which is three minaret balconies and 380 in diameter are 70.89 meter high. You can climb up minaret balconies from enterance ones in one way but you can climb up three minaret balconies from the other two in seperate ways. Stone carvings of two front minarets are hollow, middle minarets are tumid. Being minarets close to the dome makes the mosque as if the minarets reached to the sky.