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Sultan Selim (II) Tomb

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  • Construction year: 1576-1577
  • The city it is located in: İstanbul
  • The borough it is located in: Eminönü
  • The neighbourhood it is located in: Sultanahmet
  • Address: Ayasofya Meydanı Street, Sultanahmet, Eminönü
  • How to reach the place: This tomb can be reached from the Sultanahmet tram stop. It is located inside the Hagia Sophia burial area.
  • Monument type: Tomb
  • The function today: Tomb
  • The ownership: Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • The bibliography that link the building to Sinan: TE, TB, TM
  • Information about the monument: The tradition of burying Ottoman Sultans in tomb in the burial areas of dynastic mosques built for their own commemoration was broken with Selim II, since he had chosen Edirne as the location of the grand mosque to be built in his name. However, the Hagia Sophia was rearranged by the order of Selim II, to become his sultanate mosque, with the inclusion of minarets and further restoration. The Tomb of Sultan Selim II was subsequently added to its courtyard. Inside the tomb, lie his wife Nurbanu Sultan, as well as Gevherhan and Ismihan Sultans. Due to restoration work which began in 2006, it is closed to visitors at this time.
  • The other monuments of Sinan similar to this building: Hagia Sophia Minarets (two of the four), Haseki Hürrem Sultan (Ayasofya) Bath House, Sokollu Mehmet Pasha (Azapkapı) Mosque, Şehzadeler Tomb, Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque (Kadırga), Sokollu Mehmet Paşa Madrasa (Kadırga), Sokollu Mehmet Paşa Dervish Lodge, Kapıağası (Mahmut Ağa) Mosque,
  • The other monuments similar to this building: Hippodrome (Atmeydani), Sultanahmet Mosque, Ayasofya Museum, III. Ahmet Fountain, Aya İrini, Topkapı Palace Museum, Archaeological Museum, Yerebatan Cistern, Million Stone, Gülhane Park, Royal Ottoman Mint (Darphane-i Amire)
  • Last Update: 04.12.2015
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