Istanbul Travel Guide

Fatih Mosque

  • Inner courtyard of the mosque

  • Dome 26 meters in diameter is supported by domes and columns.

  • Present construction was built in 18th century after the badly damage of earthquakes.

  • Prayer room with a dome

  • Inside of the mosque is impressive.

  • Fatih Mosque was built with the Baroque influence.

Fatih Complex was built by Sultan Mehmet the Conquarer in the years between 1463-1470. The complex includes a set of well planned buildings constructed around a mosque.

They include a medresse, a library, a hospital, a caravanserai, a market, a hamam. The original mosque was the center of complex no longer stands today. Present construction was built in 18th century after the badly damage of earthquakes.

Baroque influence
Fatih Mosque was built with the Baroque influence. Dome 26 meters in diameter is supported by domes and columns. The calligraphy in the mosque is also influenced by Baroque style.

3 days in Fatih Mosque free of charge

Visitors  who came to mosque with servant and horse could stay 3 days in here free of charge, when mosque opened first time. There were 150 rooms around the mosque for poor people of town. Poors resided here and daily money was given them. Provision of medicine was made free.

Tomb of the conqueror is here
On the kiblah (Mekke) side of Fatih Mosque are the tombs of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, his wife Gülbahar Hatun and Sultan II. Mahmud’a mother Nakşıdil Hatun. The Caravanserai of the Fatih Mosque was repaired in 1980’s. Hospital, market and hamam of the Fatih Complex is no longer exist.Great Ulemas and famous names from old-period lie under the sod in the Mosque

Useful Information for Fatih Mosque

Address Fevzi Pasa Caddesi , Fatih, Istanbul
Fast Facts Because the mosques are the sacred places for muslims, there are several cases needed to be paid attention during visits; 1. Mosques must be visited between the prayer times. If you come across the prayer times, you can visit the mosque after the community leaves. 2. Women come to mosques by covering their heads with scarfs while the men wear coifs before going in. It should be paid attention to costumes while visiting a sacred place like a mosque, especially in summer times. 3. Shorts should not be worn by men and women during the visits of mosques and tombs because costume is an important point to be paid attention in visiting sacred places.
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