FATIH MOSQUE

Fatih Mosque is located in the central district of Istanbul which is also called as “Fatih”. The mosque was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II between 1463 and 1470 after the conquest of Constantinopolis in 1453. The Ottomans started to build the new complexes after they moved the capital city from Edirne.

According to the records, the Twelve Apostles Church was located where the Romans emperos were buried, including Constantine the Great in the center of the city. Then, Sultan Mehmed preferred to build his mosque over there.

The mosque is a classical sample of the Otoman architecture with library, school, kitchen, bath, hospital and caravanserai. The Fatih Mosque is the first imperial mosque of the Ottomans in Istanbul.

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