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UNESCO World Heritage Site

Edirne, Turkey: Former capital of the Ottoman Empire

  • Built by Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan between 1568 and 1574.
  • Considered by Mimar Sinan his greatest masterpiece.
  • Mosque was commissioned by Sultan Selim II.
  • The tiles of Selimiye were made in Iznik.
  • The complex is considered to be the most harmonious expression ever achieved of the Ottoman külliye, a group of buildings constructed around a mosque and managed as a single institution.
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