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Big Selimiye Mosque (Turkish: Büyük Selimiye Camii), often known simply as Selimiye Mosque, is situated in the district of Üsküdar in İstanbul, Turkey, right across the Selimiye Barracks.[1] The mosque was commissioned by Ottoman Sultan Selim III (reigned 1789–1807) and completed in 1801, however its main architect is unknown.

Big Selimiye Mosque
Büyük Selimiye Camii
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Big Selimiye Mosque
Religion
AffiliationIslam
Location
LocationÜsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Geographic coordinates41°00′35″N 29°01′00″E / 41.00966°N 29.01655°E / 41.00966; 29.01655Coordinates: 41°00′35″N 29°01′00″E / 41.00966°N 29.01655°E / 41.00966; 29.01655
Architecture
Architect(s)Mimar Sinan
TypeMosque
StyleOttoman
Completed1801; 218 years ago (1801)
Specifications
Dome dia. (inner)14.60 m (47.9 ft)
Minaret(s)2
Materialscut stone, marble
Büyük Selimiye Mosque is located in Istanbul
Büyük Selimiye Mosque
Büyük Selimiye Mosque
Location of Büyük Selimiye Mosque in Üsküdar, Istanbul
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The Big Selimiye Mosque has a western style, a wide courtyard and four entrance doors. After the completion of the mosque, the original minarets were thought to be too thick, and later shaved.

The mosque is seen as a masterpiece of carpentry and marble work. The dome is 14.6 m (48 ft) wide, has five windows and supported by four half domes. The Big Selimiye Mosque has a "muvakkithane" for keeping prayer times and a water fountain.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Selimiye Mosque Istanbul". Very Turkey. Retrieved 2014-03-31.

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