Updated: Jan 2
Fatih District has a significant importance in the history. It used to be a main activity center in the time of Byzantines and become a religious center after the conquer of Istanbul by Ottomans.
The district is one of the most touristic and beautiful area surrounded with lots of places to visit. Here in the blog, we will explain about the 5 must places to visit in Fatih District.
Topkapi Palace Museum:
The Topkapi Palace holds a significant place in Islamic history. The palace was constructed after the conquest of Constantinople. It was the main residence and administrative palace of Ottoman Emperors until Abdul Majid I moved the court to new built Palace.
The palace was undergone with continuous restoration and expansion under different Ottoman Emperors.
After the demolish of Caliphate in 1924, the Palace had become the Museum and opened for the public. The Museum has different courtyard, Chambers and Harem sections and depicts the lifestyle of the Ottoman Emperors.
The price for the entry ticket for Topkapi Palace is 40 Liras and 25 Lira Additionally for the Harem.
The famous Dome shaped Hagia Sophia held a significant importance during Byzantines era as it was one of the famous Orthodox Christian Church. The Church was built in AD 537 and used to be the largest building in that era.
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After the conquest of Constantinople, it changed into a Ottoman Mosque and the minars are added to the dome. The mosque has turned into a museum in 1935.
The interior and exterior architect is just amazing and the gallery is worth to be visited where you can see the mind-blowing masterpiece of islamic calligraphy.
While waiting in the line for the tickets, you may find the different people trying to approach you that they will give an instant ticket with a guided tour.
TO AWARE: Firstly, they are offering really high prices than the original ones and you might end up finding yourself waiting more.
We would highly suggest to either buy the guided tour online with some reputable company with a good review or better wait in the queue.