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Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi)

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Address: Fevzipasa Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Description: Named for the Ottoman conqueror of Istanbul, this mosque was part of a...
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.
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This tomb of Mehmed the Conqueror is underappreciated. I did not know if I had not done enough research or if it had not been promoted duly before my visit. Anyway it was not on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This tomb of Mehmed the Conqueror is underappreciated. I did not know if I had not done enough research or if it had not been promoted duly before my visit. Anyway it was not on my visiting list. After my visit to the tomb of Suleiman the Magnificent, I asked the security there where the Conqueror was buried. He told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

this is one of the biggest mosques in Istanbul. IT commemorates Sultan Alfatih whon conquered Instanbul. As such it houses Fatih's grave as well that of his wife and close family. It visited by many Turks who pay tribute to the Fatih and his legacy. When visiting, make sure you visit the cemebtry at the back if the mosque as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Firstly I think Turkey tourism should surely promote this mosque too, its bigger than blue mosque and has intense history. Popular amongst locals. Its really pretty, surrounded by tombs of political people.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Easily found off a side street in Fatih, go there on your way to Chora Church Museum, the mosque has a magnificent interior and very peaceful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

One of the oldest and biggest mosque in turkey like sultanahmet mosque.it looks amazing from outside and inside.it have an old design but nice when you go there you feel you are living before many years

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This Mosque is really worth the trip, not only it has an interesting history of building and rebuilding, but the complex also keeps the tombs of important leaders from the Ottomani Empire. Very quiet, more people visiting the tombs than the Mosque, few tourists around. Not far from the Aqueducts of Valens, on my way back to the tram got... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If there wouldn't be a earthquake in 1766, Fatih Sultan Mehmed Camii would be the oldest among all of the historical mosques in Istanbul. The Mosque is named after the Ottoman sultan who conquered Constantinople in 1453. Unfortunatley it is surrounded by replacement facilities to renew the mosque. But you don't recognize it if you are on the inside of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wow, it was an incredible Ottoman architecture and awesome Iznikh tiles covering the green walls of this mosque.. maybe worth to visit the tomb of the Mehmet the Conqueror in the open court of the Fatith Mosque .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The mosque has effects of Mimar Sinan as his student has build it. Beautiful architecture, still used. The view is amazing, it is an alive portrait of the golden horn. Religious area, should respect with appropriate dress-code, if you don't want to attract too much attention.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Visited Fatih Mosque on a sunny and cold afternoon in February. My partner and I walked from the Egyptian Spice Bazaar. She had been before and insisted it would be worth the walk....she was right. Not a bad walk, but hilly. Be prepared for some steep hills on your way over, but it is well worth the climb. It is... More 

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Address: Fevzipasa Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Fener & Balat

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This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community, the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid sights, historic attractions, stunning vistas, and warm Turkish welcome, the area remains largely unperturbed by the tourist trade that characterizes the atmosphere in nearby Sultanahmet and around the Grand Bazaar. Travelers that like to explore off the beaten track will reap big rewards for making the effort to visit this low-key part of town.
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