Üç Şerefeli Mosque

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Üç Şerefeli Mosque
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Basic information
Location Edirne, Turkey
Geographic coordinates 41°40′41″N 26°33′13″E / 41.678082°N 26.553537°E / 41.678082; 26.553537
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Ottoman architecture
Groundbreaking 1438
Completed 1447
Specifications
Dome dia. (outer) 24 m
Minaret(s) 4

The Üç Şerefeli Mosque (Turkish: Üç Şerefeli Camii) is a 15th-century Ottoman mosque in Edirne, Turkey.

History[edit]

It was built from the order of Sultan Murat II. The mosque is located in the historical center of the city, close to other prominent historical mosques, Selimiye Mosque and Old Mosque. The name refers to unusual minaret with three minaret balconies (Turkish: üç şerefeli).

In the Şakaiki Numaniye Taş Köprü Zade relates how 'Certain accursed ones of no significance' were burnt to death by Mahmut Paşa who accidentally set fire to his beard in the process.[1]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ The Bektashi Order of Dervishes by John Kingsley Birge, 1982 (p 60 - 62)

Coordinates: 41°40′41″N 26°33′13″E / 41.678082°N 26.553537°E / 41.678082; 26.553537