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Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi)

Fevzipasa Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #30 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Named for the Ottoman conqueror of Istanbul, this mosque was part of a large religious complex atop one of the city's many hills. Among the other... more » Owner description: Named for the Ottoman conqueror of Istanbul, this mosque was part of a large religious complex atop one of the city's many hills. Among the other original buildings in the complex were a school, library and hospital. « less
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Seattle WA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

All the many mosques of Istanbul are worth the time to step inside and visit. They all have a different flavor and spirit. We enjoyed this one. Its smaller of course than the Blue Mosque but has a very good feeling - enjoy your time and relax while you are inside.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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177 reviews 177 reviews
69 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Fatih mosque is one of the well designed and decorated mosques in Istanbul. But because it's located 1.5 miles away from the attraction center of sultan Ahmed area, it's not attracting tourists too much. But it worth visiting. By the way the location is not correct in Tripadvisor and it's not near Hagia Sophia as located, but it's located... More

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Haifa, Israel
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22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

So I've rented an apartment that is located at Besiktas, which is far from the Fatih region, and it was a long walk to the fatih after finishing my tour at the Panorama, so thanks to google maps I managed to arrive after an hour of walking :P but it was totally worth it :D amazing mosque vast clean, I... More

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Wellington, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I visited only two mosques in Istanbul - Fatih Mosque and the Blue Mosque. In comparison the Blue mosque was crowded, noisy, and it was hard to fully appreciate it's beauty. Fatih Mosque was both stunningly beautiful from the outside and inside, and there were no tourists to be seen. Come at 1:30pm prayer time and at the back entrance... More

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Kajang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

While visiting Istanbul, I visited the historical mosque in Fatih and also the Wednesday market. The mosque itself is an astounding piece of Ottoman architecture located in a serene area away from the bustling, noisy streets. Not many people know that the tomb of Sultan Mehmet, the great conqueror. is also here at Fatih mosque. I was also lucky to... More

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istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

While touring old İstanbul on foot at yr own schedule,pls allow yrself about 2 hours in this area in order to visit this very well protected and maintained Mosque and its complex.Highly recommended for praying at this Mosque in peaceful athmosphere.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

fatih mosque and fatih district itself - is one the most dearest place to me - i would love to move to fatih, istanbul and settle down there - the mosque is spectacular - calm - beautiful - i would love to visit again soon - a must visit - try catching the jummah prayer. in comparison to blue mosque... More

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My family and I had the honor of praying the Friday's prayer in Fatih mosque. It is wonderful in all means. A tourist may have the chance to spend great time there with the serenity of the place, have great shots, and spend great faithful time praying. The complex doesn't include only a mosque, but a tomb of the great... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My son Kyle and I agreed that this Mosque was the most beautiful one in Istanbul. Better than the Blue,Süleymaniye and Hagia Mosques. The clean simplicity of the interior decorations are what we loved most versus the ostentatiousness of the other Mosques and the great architect Sinan built it. We were the only foreigners there except for another couple so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

It's a very nice mosque, not as spectacular as the other mosque's but is still really impressive. I was very fortunate to only live a couple of meters away, so was always able to walk to it. What is really nice is that it way less touristy than the other ones. Make sure you have a look at this mosque,... More

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