The large Fatih Mosque (Turkish: Fatih Camii, "Conqueror's Mosque" in English) is an Ottoman mosque off Fevzi Paşa Caddesi in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey. The original mosque was constructed between 1463 and 1470 on the site of the Church of the Holy Apostles. Seriously damaged in the 1766 earthquake, it was rebuilt in 1771 to a different design. It is named after the Ottoman sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, known in Turkish as Fatih Sultan Mehmed, who conquered Constantinople in 1453.
The Sahn-ı Seman Medrese, once an important center for the study of theology, law, medicine, astronomy, physics and mathematics, formed part of the Fatih Mosque. It was founded by the Turkic astronomer Ali Qushji who had been invited by Mehmed to his court in Istanbul.
Faisal Chaudhry | Feb 20, 2018
One of the larger mosques in Istanbul, Fatih is known more for its neighborhood and Wednesday market than the mosque itself. It does not have many characteristic Iznik tiles and is relatively new, but is still breathtaking. The mihrab and stained glass windows are particularly nice.
Saudah Bassa | Aug 24, 2017
Beautiful surroundings.. Walking distance to the Spice Bazaar and tram station
Adnan Mordeniz | Apr 7, 2017
Fatih Mosque is located in Fatih district. Built in 15 the century and rebuilt in 18 th century. Fatih mosque was designed as a complex...
Salem Saeed AlGhamdi | Jan 28, 2018
Donde Voy | Feb 5, 2016
This is really one of the most amazing places in Istanbul and Turkey where you can see really how is Islam is great by seeing the Ottoman history.
Sharef Mustafa | Mar 12, 2018
I went there at 06:30 AM and it was almost empty I had great time taking photos The mosque is magnificent and a must see for anyone visiting Istanbul
Amjad Farekh | Jun 25, 2018
Must visit place in Istanbul, magnificent and glorious
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