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Fatih Cami, Istanbul

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The Fatih Mosque is an Ottoman mosque in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey. The original mosque on the site was constructed between 1463 to 1470. It was seriously damaged in the 1766 earthquake and was rebuilt in 1771 to a different design. It is one of the largest examples of Turkish-Islamic architecture in Istanbul and represents an important stage in the development of classic Turkish architecture. It is named after Ottoman sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, known in Turkish as Fatih Sultan Mehmed, the Ottoman sultan who conquered Constantinople in 1453.Sahn-ı Seman Medrese, a main center for the study of various traditional Islamic sciences such as theology, law, medicine, astronomy, physics and mathematics, was part of the Fatih Mosque and was founded by the Persian astronomer Ali Qushji who was invited by Mehmed to his court in Istanbul.HistoryThe Fatih mosque complex was a religious and social building of unprecedented size and complexity built in Istanbul between 1463-1470 by the order of Fatih Sultan Mehmed. The mosque was built on the site of the former Byzantine Church of the Holy Apostles, which had been in poor condition since the Fourth Crusade, and was demolished in order for the Fatih mosque to be constructed. It was built by the Greek architect Atik Sinan. The Fatih mosque was the first monumental project in the Ottoman imperial architectural tradition.
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  • Tram to beyazit. Take bus 37Y opposite the tram stn to fatih. You can ask the bus driver to alert you on your stop. Short walk uphill to fatih mosque and tomb. Alot of benches and fountains in the...  more »
  • Great Çami or mosque located in the heart of istanbul. Architectural beauty noticed in its design. Enjoy watching the walls and pray in. Lady area when enter on both sides.  more »
  • This mosque offers traditional Ottoman design, done in a new contemporary way. The stencils printed on the walls and inside ceilings offer the same look as the carved marble and terracotta/Gypsum...  more »
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  • Very beautiful place to visit in Istanbul. Mosque is very special, but near to the mosque you can find very cheap shops with different types of Turkish and Arabic delights, and different types of spices. Also, near to this beautiful mosque there are lot of restaurants, where you can eat very delicious food. If you are in Istanbul you have to go to see this beautiful mosque and everything what is near to it.
  • Must visit when in istanbull, clean and well organized. Huge areas for kids and seating areas with umbrellas.The WC are best compared to others. May Allah grant peace and happiness to everyone who's taking care of the mosque.
  • This is a great monument of victory for one of the greatest conquerors in history. He conquered the unbeatable Constantinople at 21 years of age which shows the great strategic ability and strong resolve of this young man. The mosque is an equally great example of genius engineering and it shows the magnificent contributions of this great man to culture and civilization.
  • Beautiful mosque with a beautiful and spacious green area surrounding it. Offers access to free and very clean toilets! A spectacular view of the mosque can be found from a rooftop Cafe nearby!
  • The young conqueror (Mehmet II), a brilliant and successful statesman, was the most beloved sultan. His dignity has made the Fatih Mosque a sacred place. There are only those who come to visit this mosque from very distant parts of Anatolia and the Islamic World. Foreign tourists don't come here much. They like colorful gaudy things. Tourists, however, are far from capturing the peace that a true Turk and sincere Muslims can feel. You will hear the feeling of this beautiful place that has given the justice and trust of Islam to everyone.

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