Muradiye Camii

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Edirne , Turkey
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A 15-minute walk northeast of Selimiye Mosque along Mimar Sinan Caddesi brings you to the Muradiye Mosque, built for Sultan Murat II and topped with an unusual cupola. Note the massive calligraphy on the exterior. Built between 1426 and 1436, it once housed a Mevlevi (whirling dervish) lodge. The mosque's T-shaped plan, with twin eyvans (vaulted halls) and fine İznik tiles, is reminiscent of Ottoman work in Bursa.

The small cemetery on the east side contains the grave of Şeyhülislăm Musa Kăzım Efendi, the Ottoman Empire's last chief Islamic judge, who fled the British occupation of İstanbul after WWI and died here in 1920.