Fatih Mosque and Complex, Istanbul

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#15 of 141 in Historic Sites in Istanbul
Fatih Mosque and Complex serves as a solid example of Turkish-Islamic architecture that led to the development of the classic Turkish style. Dating back to 1463, the mosque went through a course of destructions and repairs caused by earthquakes. It was finally rebuilt in 1771, featuring both ancient and Baroque elements. Tour the complex that once housed a school, library, and a hospital and visit the 26 m (85 ft) tall mosque with a 26 m (85 ft) diameter dome. Look for the cemetery in the yard, which preserves the tomb of Sultan Mehmet II and his wife. Don't miss seeing the caravanserai at the site--a recreated traditional inn for dervishes. Plan your Fatih Mosque and Complex visit and explore what else you can see and do in Istanbul using our Istanbul vacation builder.
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  • August 19, 2017
    The mosque in modest area ,but more beautiful than blue mosque, inside and its gardens, even its bathroom looks fantastic like mall.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Too interesting from outside, too boring inside!! 1 hour visit is too much for this place. Nothing like other historical building where you enjoy learning things about history and culture!!  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    bangunan yang megah dan indah dengan menara menara cantik. selain itu terdapat juga makam sultan al fatih yang sangat masyur.  more »
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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Fatih Mosque Fatih Mosque in the center of. it's easy arrival to the Fatih Mosque by Sehzadebasi. When you go on the right side of the street up to edirnekapı, turn right after the park, then after an appropriate hiatus to the left and straight up a little with walking into a mosque.
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  • It is centrally located, close to the main historical attractions of Constantinople. Not impressed me more.
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