FATIH MOSQUE

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

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

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

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