The Fatih Mosque and Complex
Where is The Fatih Mosque and Complex?
The Fatih Mosque and Complex is located in Fatih district of İstanbul. It was the first great religious complex to be built an urban scale in the city after the conquest. A complex has the mosque as it central featura, and consists of madrasah (religious college), darüşşifa (hospital), imaret(public kitchens), and library as well as other buildings for charitable purposes education and health. The Fatih Complex used to have the first universites of İstanbul, the Mediterranean Madrasah and Black Sea Madrasah.
History of The Fatih Mosque and Complex
The Fatih Mosque and Complex was built from Fatih Sultan Mehmet by the architect Atik Sinan in 1463-1470. Following the demise of Byzantium, Fatih underwent large-scale reconstruction and embellishment activities, and building this complex was part of that effort. It was also built on one of the seven hills of İstanbul , which was a very significant place during the Byzantine Period. One of the most splendid parts of the complex is the tomb where the internal decorations contain inlaid siver and gold patterning. Contained in a cemetery behind the mihrab wall are the tombs of Fatih Mehmet Sultan and the sultana (his wife) Gülbahar.
How to Go The Fatih Mosque and Complex?
The Fatih Mosque and Complex is located the centre of Fatih district. You can use public buses.
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