Fatih district in Istanbul

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Fatih area is considered one of the oldest and most ancient historical areas in Istanbul, Turkey. It is the beating heart of the major city and the center of tourism and investments as well. It has the best tourist areas in the region, and it is located in the center of Istanbul, where it has a very important geographical and strategic location. Named after the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, who conquered the city of Istanbul (Constantinople) and played a major role in its development,  The area is characterized as a religiously conservative area with a society that leans towards Islamic customs and traditions, but it offers a mix of modern and traditional life and is characterized as a bustling and vibrant area.

The region has a long and rich history dating back to ancient times, having been an important center of trade, culture and religion for centuries. Throughout its history, the area has been home to a number of important religious and commercial landmarks, such as the Hagia Sophia Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the Suleymaniye Mosque. The Fatih district is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, offering its visitors a wide range of dining, shopping and entertainment options. It is famous for its delicious traditional Turkish cuisine, as well as modern cafes and restaurants. In addition to many parks and cultural and religious centers where visitors and residents can relax and enjoy the city's rich history and culture.

Location :

The Fatih area is a peninsula in the European side of Istanbul. It is surrounded by water on three sides. It is bordered by the Golden Horn (the Gulf) to the north, overlooked by the Sea of Marmara from the south, and the Bosphorus Strait from the east. To the west, it is bordered by two olive areas. Bornu and Sultan Eyup, bounded by the walls of Constantinople, which still stand to this day

History :

The Fatih region in Istanbul is considered a historical incubator for many civilizations and cultures that passed through it throughout the eras of history. It has historical and cultural backgrounds that are unparalleled among other regions. The region was given this name in reference to the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror after his conquest of Constantinople in 1453 AD and it became This area is Ottoman Turkish, and it was called the Fatih area after the one who conquered it, namely the great leader Mehmed the Conqueror. The area is considered one of the oldest areas in the city of Istanbul, and it is very rich in terms of historical buildings in addition to being one of the most important centers of the Roman Empire. There are many tombs of some famous sultans, including Mehmed II “the Conqueror” and Selim I (Yavuz Sultan Selim), after whom a bridge was built, in addition to other prominent statesmen of the Ottoman Empire, including Ghazi Osman Pasha in the Conqueror.

Transportation :

And for those who do not know how to get to the Fatih area, Istanbul’s transportation network is largely linked to traffic from this area, which makes accessing it easy, as the Fatih area in Istanbul enjoys a diversity of transportation means operated and managed by the Greater Istanbul Municipality, which includes buses and metro lines. And trams and ferries. Using the metro is one of the most convenient ways to get around the Fatih area and other parts of Istanbul, as the M2 and M1 metro lines serve the Fatih area and connect it to other parts of the city, including Taksim Square. There are also many tram lines that serve the area. , including the T1 line, which extends from Kabatas to Bagcilar and passes through the Fatih area. It is noteworthy that Fatih contains a very important and central station for the metro lines, which is Yenikapi station, as it connects the M1 and M2 lines and the Marmaray metro line, and buses are another form. A popular form of public transportation in Istanbul, there are several bus lines serving the Fatih area. Taxis are widely available and can be found on the street or ordered via smartphone apps. In addition to these public transportation options, Fatih is also served by several ferry lines. Operating on the Bosphorus Strait and the Sea of Marmara, these ferries are considered a convenient and wonderful way to get around the city and visit some of the most famous landmarks and neighborhoods in Istanbul, in addition to moving between the European parts of the city and the Asian side of Istanbul.

Education and schools in the Fatih area :

The Fatih region includes many public and private schools for all levels, including primary and secondary schools, as well as many universities that cover a wide range of academic disciplines and professional fields and provide high-quality education, as the region hosts Istanbul University, which is one of the most famous educational institutions affiliated with the state. Which was founded in 1453 AD and is considered one of the oldest and most famous universities in Turkey and has played a central role in the intellectual and cultural life of the city since then. There are also private educational institutions in the region, the most famous of which is Kadir Has University, which was founded in 1997 and named after its founder, Kadir Has, where the student studies engineering sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. It has many colleges, including the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, and the College of Law. The College of Economics and Administrative Sciences, and the College of Communications. The university also has a College of Applied Sciences and a School of Health Sciences. In addition to all of the above, Al-Fatih is also home to many language schools, technical schools, and other specialized educational institutions concerned with developing skills in various fields.

The most important tourist areas in the Fatih region :

The Al-Fatih region is considered one of the most crowded cities in the world with tourist, historical and religious areas. It is the city that contains historical, natural and recreational attractions at the same time. Among the most important tourist places in Al-Fatih, we mention :

  • Al-Fatih Mosque : One of the many mosques built in the era of the Ottoman Empire, as it was built between the years 1463 and 1470 by order of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, after whom it was named. The mosque is a great example of the art of Turkish Islamic architecture, and represents an important stage in the development of the art of Turkish art. Ancient Turkish architecture carries within it a religious and social character at the same time, and combines the nobility of the past. The mosque consists of two completely identical minarets, and calligraphic decorations appear on the pulpit that have taken on a baroque character in design. It has a very large courtyard surrounded by columns and arches, in the middle of which is a place designated for ablution, and in its southern section there is a place designated for the shrine of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, surrounded by a decorative glass wall. Surrounding the shrine are walls engraved with Qur’anic verses and a hadith attributed to the Messenger, may the best prayers and peace be upon him: “Conquer Constantinople. Blessed be its prince, and blessed be that army.”
  • Al-Kharqa Al-Sharif Mosque : which contains the cloak of our honorable Prophet Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace. The Turks call it “Harkai Sharif Mosque,” where Muslims from all over the world come to visit it, to see “the Burdah,” which is the cloak of the Prophet Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace. preserved in that mosque. The Turkish government describes the mosque as an “urban masterpiece” and an aesthetic monument that was built with great precision and care. The mosque consists of two floors surrounded by small gardens with tall trees. The Prophet’s cloak preserves the best prayers and peace in the upper part of the mosque, and in the same section there are prayer balconies overlooking the main prayer hall, rooms for imams and preachers, and halls for teaching the Holy Qur’an and its rulings, jurisprudence lessons, the Arabic language, and others. As for the first floor, it is a place For prayer, it is preceded by a pulpit and a mihrab decorated with the most beautiful paintings, and in it the worshipers perform their rituals, including Friday prayers and Ramadan Tarawih prayers.
  • Hagia Sophia Mosque : It is said that the name Hagia Sophia means “Holy Wisdom” in Greek, and its edifice was built at the entrance to the Bosphorus Strait in the European part of the city of Istanbul, Turkey. The conquest of Istanbul and the conversion of “Hagia Sophia” into a mosque is considered the most important and prominent event in Turkish Islamic history. After a long siege, Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror entered the city as a conqueror and headed directly to Hagia Sophia, and planted his banner there. He then moved to one of the corners of the temple and prostrated a prostration of thanksgiving and then prayed two rak’ahs. Thus, the place was transformed from a temple into a mosque.
  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque : The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is located directly opposite the Hagia Sophia Mosque. It was built during the time of Sultan Ahmed I in the year 1619 AD. The mosque was built in the form of a college that includes a school, an institute, a market, a clinic, and a cemetery. It is the only mosque in Istanbul consists of 6 lighthouses.
  • Sultan Ahmed Square : Sultan Ahmed Square is considered one of the oldest squares in Istanbul. It dates back to the second century AD, and was established during the time of the Roman Empire. The square includes a group of historical columns, including the Snake Column, the Mesh Column, and the Pharaonic Obelisk.
  • The closed market : one of the oldest popular markets in the city of Istanbul. Historically, this market was built during the Ottoman conquest of the city of Istanbul as a stock market center by order of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror in the year 1461 AD, and he stipulated that all the shops be under one roof. The market is located over an area of 30 hectares. It is considered one of the largest closed markets in the world, as the number of streets in it is more than 80, and each street is named for the handicrafts present in it, such as the Gold Street or the Textile Street and so on. This market is characterized by the abundance of handicrafts spread in different parts of the market. The closed market in Istanbul includes 11 doors, and one of the most prominent of these doors is the Beyazit Gate, which is characterized as the link between the market and Beyazit Square, in addition to the Nur Osmaniye Gate, which is characterized as the facade of the market, and at the top of this door is the emblem of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Eminonu area : one of the most wonderful tourist places in the European city of Istanbul, and it is considered one of the most prominent main stations that take you to the Asian side of Istanbul. The area is administratively affiliated with the Fatih municipality, and it has a charming view of the Bosphorus Strait, and it contains many historical monuments, The Eminonu area is characterized by the presence of many upscale and popular cafes and restaurants, which serve the most delicious and delicious Turkish and traditional cuisine, especially the fish restaurants spread in the area.
  • Balat District : It is a historical neighborhood located on the banks of the Golden Horn and is famous for its colorful houses and picturesque streets. Balat District is popular among artists and students. Therefore, the decision to invest in real estate in Balat is considered a profitable decision because it has a strong rental market, and real estate prices in general are known to be more reasonable. Than it is in other parts of Al-Fatih.

Advantages of housing and investment in the Al-Fateh area :

  • Living in the Fatih area in Istanbul is considered among the best areas in the major city, especially since it has advantages that cannot be available in other areas. It is a tourist area par excellence, as it contains a large group of prominent tourist places that have great weight around the world. Which receives unparalleled demand from tourists.
  • The geographical location of the region is distinctive for housing and investment, as it is the center of Istanbul, and all means of transportation are available, including bus, metro, and tram lines, as well as sea ferries, which help you in the process of moving to and from the region very quickly and without any trouble.
  • The area is characterized by the abundance of health and educational centers, the presence of a large number of universities, and the presence of a large number of commercial centers that provide you with all the requirements.
  • The area is known as one of the most conservative religious areas in the city of Istanbul, which respects all the rules of Islam. This is due to its religious original inhabitants, in addition to the large number of tourist and historical places. We should never forget the large number of mosques in this area, which includes the oldest and most beautiful mosques in the world, making it one of the most conservative religious areas in the city of Istanbul. It is a preferred area in Istanbul for Arab investors in particular to choose it, due to its location in the heart of the city and the predominance of the Islamic character, as we mentioned previously, and the spread of security there.
  • Investment in the Al-Fateh area has witnessed great prosperity in recent years, due to the advantages that this area has that attract investors towards it, such as high quality in the areas of investment, advanced organization, and the huge profits that can be made, and thanks to its distinguished location, investment opportunities vary from giant commercial centers to selling... And buying real estate in its various forms. Therefore, given these advantages mentioned above, investing in Al-Fatih is an exceptionally profitable project.
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