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The Conqueror's Mosque

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.

Utrip Tips

*On Wednesday's the area surrounding the Fatih Mosque becomes filled with street vendors selling everything from clothing to food. This is one of the largest street markets in the city.

*This is an active mosque so please be respectful and wear clothing that covers your shoulders and legs.

*Avoid visiting the mosque during the morning and early afternoon on Fridays.

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