"The Conqueror's Mosque" Fatih Camii - Conquerors' Mosque Tip by mrclay2000

  Fatih Cami, Fourth Hill
by mrclay2000

As usual with the Turk builders in Istanbul, major mosque complexes sit atop the Seven Hills of Byzantium. On the Fourth Hill, the former Church of the Apostles (the burial ground for early Roman emperors) had already fallen into ruin by the time of the Conquest in 1453. Mehmet II used the former church as a quarry to build the most lavish mosque in the Ottoman Empire, but the present reconstruction, the result of an 18th century earthquake, is much smaller in size and less grand in decoration than its predecessor.

Address: Fevzipasa Caddesi
Directions: Fourth Hill
Website: http://www.ibb.gov.tr/sites/ks/en-US/1-Places-To-Go/mosques/Pages/fatih-complex.aspx

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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