Learnt a lot about the great sultan fatih,history brillant,sad side is the trachory of the Jews in the end that killed him
Unlike the other touristy mosques in this city this place is a real place of worship. The atmosphere is absolutely different. There are fewer tourists here and the place has an aura of peace and austerity. There is also a market close by, which is something of a hidden gem. You can get some really great deals but one needs... More
This mosque is smaller than the Blue Mosque and really has not memorable or distinguishing features. The dress code is not as strict as at the Blue Mosque; I was allowed in a a female with a baseball cap and my husband was allowed to wear shorts. If you only have tie for one mosque, the Blue Mosque is the... More
Given the number of beautiful mosques in Istanbul, this one measures up only in size. I wouldn't go out of my way to see the Fatih, though the neighborhood around it is interesting
Ok, i know others may disagree particularly with the Blue Mosque and Sulaymaniyya. But this mosque was recently redone and it is simply spectacular. The complex also contains the tomb of Mehmed II the Conqueror. It is probably the most spectacular tomb of all of the Ottoman Sultans.
We visited this great mosque and enjoyed the history behind this place. It has been renovated lately with new great carpet that no body saw one like it. While you in the area don't miss to see the souks around the mosque it is fascinating area
A nice mosque, built on the site of the ruined Church of the Holy Apostles where all the Emperors from Constantine I to VIII were buried, according to the Archaeology Museum. I'm sure this was the reason Mehmet the Conquerer wanted to be buried here. His tomb is outside, and it was fairly moving to be in the presence of... More
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