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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Fevzipasa Street | Pendik, Istanbul 34091, Turkey
Fener & Balat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for taking photos or if you want to relax. It is quiet, with beautiful surroundings. Also great for taking photos.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Zoran Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Sultan Muhammad Fatih Mosque and his Tomb last week and one of my long awaited wish was realized. The place was marvellous, Masjid was a beauty and had a eternal tranquility in it. Teenage boys were remembering Qur'an after Asr. The complex surrounding...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MuhammadFaateh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the greatest mosques in Istanbul , this mosque is very good in design and location , you can visit this place anytime if you want in any day , beside this mosque there is a chairs and fountain this place is very good...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank amermahmoud
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

Taxi drivers refused to drive us here so we took the big bus tour and got off at the closest stop to the mosque. Turns out the stop wasn't close at all so we walked a while and asked a few locals for directions, one...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Shelleyash
Reviewed July 4, 2019

Can not stop beeing emotinal by walking to the history stepping on the mosques ground near the Big mosque FATIH.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank bayram87
Reviewed June 10, 2019

The Fatih Camii (meaning “Conqueror’s Mosque”) is one of the largest examples of Turkish-Islamic architecture in Istanbul. It was built over the original site of the Church of the Holy Apostles, burial place of Constantine and other Byzantine emperors. The original mosque was constructed between...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 24, 2019

One of the most peaceful and beautiful places I visited in Istanbul. Wandering around the huge complex, admiring the architectural details, and just absorbing the atmosphere was one of the highlights of my Istanbul visit

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mco6215
Reviewed May 8, 2019

Same year with the palaces, the construction of this Mosque started at the same time with the Topkapi palace but was built very slowly and did not open until 18th century. Itis in the disstrict of Fatih Nice clean area

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sofie13
Reviewed May 4, 2019

This is a great historic huge mosque with Islamic architectures domes, windows, drawings and pillars. The surrounding area is an extensive huge market.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ashraf S
Reviewed May 1, 2019

We spent a lovely hour wondering around this area, the views are amazing and the Mosque and other buildings were lovely and we were lucky to be here when all the purple iris are in bloom which looked beautiful. Stunning for photos

Date of experience: April 2019
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Fener & Balat
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
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Response from Shelleyash | Reviewed this property |
It's free, women are welcome but shoulders, arms, and legs must be covered.
August 29, 2018|
Response from howsonc3 |
Hi, Sheikh Mehmut Effendi has a smaller complex & mosque just a short walking distance from Sultan Fatih mosque. Being that he is such a big well known Sheikh, over 25 million followers, maybe he does visit, or even teach at... More