Location of FatihFatih is a district of Istanbul that enclosed the majority of the peninsula that was once historical Constantinople and in 2009 Fatih and the municipality of Eminonu were merged. The region of Fatih borders the Golden Horn to the north, the Sea of Marmara to the south, and the west is separated by the Theodosian wall.
Fatih is made up of the cosmopolitan areas of Aksaray , Findikzade , Capa and Vatan Road and its more religious and conservative district is Carsamba .
The Real or Old IstanbulFatih, Eminonu and the historical Byzantine walls are considered the real Istanbul of historical times and before the expansion of the city began in the 19th century.
The Name FatihFatih is an Arabic word that means “conqueror” in Turkish and took its name from the Ottoman Sultan, Fatih Sultan Mehmed or Mehmed the Conqueror .
Suggestions for Visitors in Fatih
Visit Historic Sites in Fatih
Fatih is home to the majority of the historic sites in Istanbul. Some of the main ones that we would advice are:
Grand Bazaar or Kapalicarsi
Knitted Obelisk or Orme Dikilitas
Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art Museum
Cemberlitas or Hooped Column
Mahmud Pasa Mosque
Myrelaion Church or Bodrum Church
Valide Sultan Mosque
Column of Arcadius
Haseki Hurrem Sultan Complex
Davud Pasa Mosque
Hekimoglu Ali Pasa Mosque
Firuz Aga Mosque
Fuad Pasa Mosque
Tomb of Fatih Sultan Mehmet
Mesih Mehmed Pasa Mosque
Horhor Flea Market
For those in need of retail therapy check out the Horhor Flea Market, on Horhor Road near Kıztaşı, that has an abundance of antiques spread over 7 floors and sells hanging lamps far superior to those found in the Grand Bazaar .
Street MarketWe recommend you shop at the big street market that takes place every Wednesday in the streets north of the Fatih Mosque; it sells wonderful fruit and vegetables alongside a vast variety of household goods.
Getting to Fatih
To reach Fatih Mosque you can take Bus Nos. 31E, 336E or 38 from Eminönü and from Taksim Bus Nos. 87 or 32T.