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Fatih Mosque and Complex

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Address: Fevzipasa Street, Istanbul 34091, Turkey
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Great location for visit

After renovation everything here looks great. I didn't have chance to goon but surrounding clean and safe to visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After renovation everything here looks great. I didn't have chance to goon but surrounding clean and safe to visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

Away from the tourist trail but you can view this mosque in the skyline. It is a big mosque and the first imperial mosque to be built in Istanbul. The present structure was rebuilt after an earthquake in 1766. This one is popular with the locals who attend for prayers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

beside the beautiful mosque, it is a very lively active area there with lots of coffee shops and restaurants.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Fatih mosque is named after the sultan who had it built. He was Mehmet the Conqueror who conquered Istanbul, then called Constantinopolis. It was actually built as a big complex with medreses ( schools), dormitories, a hospital and a kitchen to give food for poor people as well as Fatih's tomb. Today, most of these are lost except for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Great views of Istanbul on one side of this cami outside of it. Remember to take a head scarf and dress modestly when going inside it. Cover legs and arms.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Fatih Mosque is a big mosque named after the Ottoman conqueror of Constantinople Fatih Sultan Mehmed. it is built on the site of a Byzantine Church. it's a beautiful complex that shows the Ottoman Turkish architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

primarily this is a place of worship for all Muslims and a wonderful area to see and interact with different people and nationalities for all. The streets near by are shopping heaven for all your needs. clothes are cheaper than malls, and better made. Specialty shops like spice shops here are much better and cheaper than the famous spice bazaar.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

All we know when we were young was, there were 7 hills of Istanbul. Up to recently, I have no idea about them. Now I started to discover one by one. All of the hills crowned with a beautiful monument. Fourth one has this beautiful mosque. Worth to see inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

the best place to pray in Istanbul after blue mosque ... very inspiring i adore praying their .... nice view of sun set

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Honestly, I found this Mosque to be far better then the Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque. In part this is because of it being very quiet relative to the tourist traffic at the Blue Mosque, but also because of the white marble and the light which pours in from the surrounding windows. In my opinion, if you cannot handle another long queue... More 

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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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