Project Details

Selimiye Mosque, which holds an important place in the history of Ottoman architecture, was built between 1569-1574 by the master architect of the period, Mimar Sinan, by order of Selim II. The last comprehensive repair of the mosque, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, was carried out about 40 years ago.

Built with cut stone, the central dome resting on eight pillars is 43.25 m high and 31.25 m in diameter. The mosque has four minarets with three balconies and the minaret height is 84.5 meters. The interior is decorated with pencil work, Iznik tiles and calligraphy.

Restoration works started in December 2021, and a temporary worship area was created with a steel platform in the direction of the mihrab in order not to interrupt worship during the Restoration. In the courtyard with portico, hand drawing surveys were taken and research rasps were started, and cement-based plaster and joint rasping works were started throughout the courtyard.

Detections continue throughout the mosque. Interventions in the building continue in accordance with the Board Approved Project, Expert Scientific Committee and Administration decisions.

Project Description

Ongoing Project