Selimiye Mosque, Turkey - Mosque, Church, Architecture

Scenic, Mosque, Church

The Selimiye Mosque is said to be the magnum opus and the highest achievement of Mimar Sinan in Islamic architecture.  This splendid edifice stands at the heart of a Kulliye and is a complex of a hospital, library, and school around a mosque. The portico of the quad is ornamented with floral designs. The majestic pond for ablutions is stooped with eight marble pillars stands in the centre of the quad. Even thought the exteriors of the Selimiye Mosque shows pomp and extravagance showcasing its wealth and power of the Empire of the Ottomans, its interiors is simple and bare which only reveals the hidden explanation of Ottoman architectural beliefs.

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