Named for Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror (Mehmed Fatih), who conquered Constantinople in the 15th century, this mosque is one of the grandest in the city. Although the original was finished in 1470, it was damaged and eventually destroyed by a series of earthquakes; the current buildings were built in the 1770s. It is a massive complex and is usually very busy, so wear comfortable shoes and take your time. Since this is an active mosque, please avoid visiting on Friday mornings and afternoons. When entering the grounds, please wear clothing that covers your shoulders and legs.
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