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Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi)

Fevzipasa Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #29 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Named for the Ottoman conqueror of Istanbul, this mosque was part of a large religious complex atop...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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.

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Palermo, Italy
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397 reviews 397 reviews
345 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Huge and a bit far from the "normal" tourist tour but definetely worth to see, both because amazing on its own and because reaching it will allow you to take a look at a less touristic and for this reason even more interesting face of the city.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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46 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Beautiful mosque. Less crowded than the Blue Mosque. For sure is worth going. It also has a very nice view.

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Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I was there after visiting Chora Church and if you like to have a glance of the local life, this is the place for you! I run into a HUGE protest and then in the Mosque there was a Circumsition ceremony or something like that because it was amazingly crowded. You feel like a complete outsider and everyone looks weird... More 

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kos
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

yes go there and no tourists just a few compared to the blue mosque etc.. and just nearby there is a palestinian owned restaurant which is very simple and nice foor and very cheap

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Beirut, Lebanon
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33 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is among the best mosques to be visited in Istanbul, if you like Ottoman architecture, it is impressive, and as most mosques from that era, it is surrounded by shops, a weekly bazar on Wednesdays, and modern shopping street, below the mosque. A must see

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Istanbul
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It is the oldest big mosque in Istanbul. Fatih Sultan Mehmet The Conquer's tomb is in the garden in front of the mosque. It is in a central place.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

that is interesting to walk in the mosque yard and nekropolis. as well you can enter in the quiet block of Istanbul

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Seattle WA
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47 helpful votes 47 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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85 helpful votes 85 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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