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Selimiye Mosque, Konya

Outside Selimiye Mosque, with Melvana Museum. Photo © Dick Osseman. View all images in our Selimiye Mosque Photo Gallery.
Interior of the Ottoman mosque. Photo © Dick Osseman.
A sweeping view of the interior with dome. Photo © Dick Osseman.
Another view of the interior. Photo © Dick Osseman.

The Selimiye Mosque (Selimiye Camii) is located next door to the famous Mevlana Museum in Konya.

The mosque was commissioned by, and named for, Sultan Selim II (1566-74) in the Ottoman style. Construction began in 1558 when Selim was still a prince and was completed shortly after he became sultan, in 1567.

Like the Ottoman mosques of Istanbul, the Selimiye Camii is roofed with a large dome surrounded by semi-domes and sumptuously decorated inside. One interesting feature of the interior is the spire of the minbar (pulpit), which closely resembles the Green Dome of the Mevlana Museum.

Quick Facts on Selimiye Mosque

Site Information
Names:Selimiye Mosque; Selimiye Mosque, Konya
City:Konya
Country:Turkey
Categories:Mosques
Faiths:Islam
Dates:1558-67
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Konya, Turkey
Coordinates:37.870492° N, 32.503980° E  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of Selimiye Mosque

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References

  1. Selimiye Mosque - Turkey Travel Planner
  2. Selimiye Mosque - ArchNet Digital Library

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Title:Selimiye Mosque, Konya
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/25/2009
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