Eski Cami

Eski Camii (Old Mosque) is true to its name as the oldest mosque in Edirne, built in 1414. It sits in the city center.

Eski Cami in Edirne, Turkey

Eski Cami

Eski Cami in Edirne, Turkey

Eski Cami

Eski Cami in Edirne, Turkey

Eski Cami

The mosque, commissioned by Emir Süleyman, the brother of Sultan Mehmet I, features a  spacious interior with several arches and large columns.

Eski Cami in Edirne, Turkey

Eski Cami

Eski Cami in Edirne, Turkey

Eski Cami

Eski Cami in Edirne, Turkey

Eski Cami

Eski Cami in Edirne, Turkey

Eski Cami

Eski Cami has nine intricately decorated domes and two minarets. There was originally just one minaret but a second was added by Murat II. Click here for a virtual tour of Eski Camii.

Eski Cami in Edirne, Turkey

Eski Cami

Eski Cami in Edirne, Turkey

Eski Cami

Eski Cami in Edirne, Turkey

Eski Cami

The mosque is best known for the incredible calligraphy on the walls.

Eski Cami in Edirne, Turkey

Eski Cami

Eski Cami in Edirne, Turkey

Eski Cami

Eski Cami in Edirne, Turkey

Eski Cami

Eski Cami in Edirne, Turkey

Eski Cami

Eski Cami in Edirne, Turkey

Eski Cami

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