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The Mosque of Sultan Selim

  • Sultan Süleyman made this mosque in memory of his father

  • The Mosque of Sultan Selim

  • It is located in Fatih district on a hill which overlooks the Golden Horn

  • The building is made completely of stone, tough in areas of intense ornamention Marmara marble was used

  • Prayer room of the dome

The Mosque of Sultan Selim was constucted in 1552 in the time of Suleyman the Magneficient. Sultan Süleyman made this mosque in memory of his father. The Mosque has very plain architecture.

It is located in Fatih district on a hill which overlooks the Golden Horn. It consists of a  mosque, a soup-kitchen, a Ottoman elementary school, a hospital, a Turkish bath, and a tomb.

Sultan’s loge is covered an unusual decoration
The ceiling of elevated sultan’s loge is covered an unusual and rich decoration. These are decorate octagonal-shaped windows and doors, inlaid with pearl, on the mosque’s mihrap side, very beautiful tile inscriptions on Yavuz Sultan Selim Tomb.

The mosque is the center of the compelx; with its large dome, it is a typical example of single-dome monuments. The building is made completely of stone, tough in areas of intense ornamention Marmara marble was used.

Useful Information for The Mosque of Sultan Selim

Address Hatip Musluhiddin Mh. 34087, Fatih, Istanbul
Fast Facts Because the mosques are the sacred places for muslims, there are several cases needed to be paid attention during visits; 1. Mosques must be visited between the prayer times. If you come across the prayer times, you can visit the mosque after the community leaves. 2. Women come to mosques by covering their heads with scarves while the men wear coifs before going in. It should be paid attention to costumes while visiting a sacred place like a mosque, especially in summer times. 3. Shorts should not be worn by men and women during the visits of mosques and tombs because costume is an important point to be paid attention in visiting sacred places.