Fatih Mosque to Edirnekapı: The Story of the Conqueror

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Fatih Mosque to Edirnekapı: The Story of the Conqueror

Come and learn the story of Mehmet the Conqueror! Explore the Fatih Mosque Complex and discover the world of the Ottoman Sultans.

Duration: 4 Hours
Live Guide: English.
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.

Highlights

  • Learn about the great Conqueror of Constantinople, Mehmet II.
  • See the Byzantine open air cisterns.
  • Shop at the open air market.
  • See the amazing Roman Aqueduct of Valens.

Full Description

Mehmet the Conqueror, also known as Mehmet II or Fatih Sultan Mehmet, was the sultan who conquered Constantinople in 1453. He ordered that this mosque be built, hence its name, Fatih Mosque. The complex was huge and included not only a mosque but also religious schools, a library, hospital, market, Turkish baths and tombs. Unfortunately, over the years, parts of the complex have been destroyed due to earthquakes, fires and road construction. Nevertheless, there is still a lot to see and learn about! Join our guided tour and hear about the amazing world of the Ottoman Sultans and the development of Turkish architecture. The area of Fatih, where the mosque complex is located, is also home to many other important landmarks including Roman columns, Byzantine churches, Gothic Cisterns and mosques. Take a stroll with us and see all of these plus the liveliest of Istanbul's street bazaars, Carsamba Pazar. 

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Includes

  • Entrance fees.
  • Professional guided tour conducted in English.
  • Pick up and drop off service from/to centrally located hotels.
  • Refreshments.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.

Location

Know Before You Go

  • *This tour is only available on Wednesdays.
  • Please check if pick-up is available for your hotel.

About your Host

Istanbul Walks

Istanbul Walks is Tour Operator that organises Daily City Tours and Walking Tours in Istanbul and Turkey with its company owned vehicles. We are licensed as “A Group No 6174” from the ministry of Culture and Tourism...
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Customer Reviews

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Seth - April 24, 2019

Having calm moments away from the noisy city was a good experience. The mosque was wonderful itself. It was huge.

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Rudy - January 27, 2019

One of the favourite mosques I visited.  Second largest complex in the city after blue mosque.

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Dewey - May 04, 2019

It was a well kept and impressive place. After this historical tour, we went shopping on our own. It is a gret place for shopping. You can buy gifts to your friends and family. Best economic shopping place! Strongly recommended!

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