Selimiye Mosque and Complex Selimiye Mosque, located in Edirne, Turkey, is an iconic Ottoman imperial mosque and one of the most significant architectural masterpieces designed by Mimar Sinan. Built between 1566-1574, this grand mosque was commissioned by Sultan Selim II, also known as "Selim the Drunkard". The Selimiye Complex, planned by the renowned architect Sinan, is a remarkable collection of buildings, including a mosque, two medreses (theological schools), a covered bazaar, clock tower, many courtyards, and a library. These structures are now designated as landmarks on the UNESCO World Heritage List. With a gigantic dome and four slender minarets, the Selimiye Mosque stands out as an exceptional example of Ottoman architecture. Mimar Sinan, the most celebrated Ottoman architect of the 16th century, designed this complex to showcase his creative genius. The dome, supported by eight pillars, has a diameter of 31.5 meters over a prayer space of 45mx36 meters, while the soaring minarets dominate the city skyline. The innovative structural design of numerous windows allows ample natural light to illuminate the interior. Mimar Sinan himself recognized the Selimiye Mosque Complex as his most significant architectural achievement. The Selimiye Mosque, an awe-inspiring symbol of the Ottoman Empire's golden age, boasts a magnificent dome and an intricate architectural design. It also houses an impressive collection of Iznik tiles from the height of their production period. The Selimiye complex is a shining example of külliye architecture at its zenith during the Ottoman era. The four minarets situated at the northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest corners of each intersection are the tallest in their respective clusters. Each minaret features three azan platforms, multiple staircases leading to different levels, and unique design elements. In 2011, the Selimiye Mosque Complex in Edirne, the second capital of the Ottoman Empire, was added to UNESCO's World Heritage list, recognizing its exceptional cultural and historical significance.