The Three Astonishing Ottoman Capitals
"You shall certainly conquer Constantinople. what a wonderful leader its leader will be, and what a wonderful army that army will be!" (Musnad, Imam Ahmad)
The first Ottoman capital was Bursa where the founder of the dynasty was put to rest. The second one was Edrine, the Ancient Greek Adrianoupolis, where the famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan constructed his masterpiece the Selimiye Camii (Selimiye Mosque). After Sultan Mehmed Fatih opened Constantinople in 1453, this great city became the last capital of the Ottoman Empire. Discover all three amazing Ottoman capitals and find out more about their history!