Historical Inns of Fatih

Historical Inns of Fatih

Historical Inns of Fatih

Fatih's historical inns reflect the rich trade history dating back to the Ottoman period and host various cultures and ancient crafts. These atmospheric inns offer travelers the opportunity to trace the past and discover traditional textures.

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Buyuk Valide Han

<p>Büyük Valide Han, located on the famous Mahmutpaşa Çakmakçılar Slope of Istanbul, was built by Kösem Sultan, the wife of Sultan Ahmet I. This place, which was a perfect inn for both merchants and craftsmen at the time it was built, has changed hands many times throughout history. Büyük Valide Han, which is one of the biggest inns of Istanbul, still houses countless shops today.</p><p>The mosque on the second floor of Büyük Valide Han, whose construction dates back to the 17th century, was used by Iranian merchants for a while, and commemoration ceremonies were held for Hüseyin and Hasan in the courtyard. More than 400 khans have changed hands and have undergone few restorations from past to present.</p><p>Before Büyük Valide Han, which has a very central location in the Istanbul Suriçi region, was built, there was the palace of Cerrah Mehmet Pasha in its place. In fact, Büyük Valide Han, located between Fincancılar Slope and Mahmutpaşa Çakmakçılar Slope, draws attention with its location on a ridge that sees the whole Golden Horn.</p><p>Büyük Valide Han, which has three separate courtyards in total, is located exactly within an area of ​​98 x 168 meters. This square-planned inn, which consists of two different parts, Küçük Han and Büyük Han, is built of neat cut stone. The flamboyant porches of Büyük Valide Han, where there are seven three-stage cantilevers, also attract great attention. There is also a passage opening to the other courtyard of Büyük Valide Han, where the third section, which faces Çakmakçılar Street and has a triangular courtyard, is smaller than all others.</p>
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Great New Khan

<p>Having a very central location in Çakmakçılar Slope in Fatih district of Istanbul, Büyük Yeni Han is also close to the Chairseciler and Çarkçılar streets. Sultan III. Büyük Yeni Han, built by Mustafa to Architect Mehmet Tahir Ağa in 1764, has a rectangular plan in general terms. Today, there are 40 shops in the outer part of the inn, where only the frame can be seen, not the inscription.</p><p>The Büyük Yeni Han, which consists of three floors in total, is still open to visitors even though it is somewhat neglected today. The single-domed Sultan Mustafa Mosque is located next to its neighbor, the Little New Han. The Great Yeni Han, whose construction date goes back to the second half of the 18th century, has been used by sarrafs for a long time. The inn has two courtyards with a length of 42 meters and 25 meters and three different entrances. There are Çarkıçlar streets at the bottom, Chairseciler at the top and Tarakçılar streets behind it.</p><p>When the Safety Fund was first established, studies continued in the rooms above this inn. Opened in June of 1868, the Security Fund served in Büyük Yeni Han until it moved to its new building. The inn, in which neatly carved cut stone was used, is a special structure built with different techniques. Since it was built on a very inclined and narrow land, the two courtyards of the Great New Han, which does not have a complete geometric plan, are 15 - 12 meters wide.</p><p>In addition to the cradle vault used on the upper floor, the outer shops of Büyük Yeni Han, which also has boat vaults, extend along the Sandalyeeciler Street. There is a wooden door with thick iron plate pill at the entrance of the Great New Inn, which attracts the admiration of every visitor with its monumental appearance.</p>
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Balkapani Inn

<html><p class="ql-align-justify">Balkapanı Inn, which is located in Istanbul Fatih - Eminönü and of which construction date goes back to the 16th century, has survived up to now due to the extensive restorations although it was largely destroyed by the fire in 1688. Since the inscription of Balkapanı Inn, which was damaged in another fire and repaired in 1807, has not survived up to now, its construction date is not known clearly.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">Balkapanı Inn, which is located in a central location between Küçük Pazar and Yeni Mosque and experienced exactly two empires, is one of our most important cultural heritages. The inns named as kapans (traps), where commercial goods coming to the city were collected during the Ottoman period, were located around Tahtakale and Eminönü. Balkapanı, Yağkapanı and Unkapanı are the best known of the many kapans in Istanbul. It is also worth noting that only Balkapani has survived up to today.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">Balkapanı Inn, which is estimated to have an ancient history of about 500 years and was used as a cellar during the Byzantine Empire, was turned into an inn after Istanbul had been conquered. Although its restoration as a result of the fires caused the deterioration of its natural structure, it has led it survive until today. Balkapanı Inn, which is still used for commercial purposes, consists of exactly 80 rooms covered with domes. The inn hosting century-old stories was the soul of trade during the Ottoman Empire.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">Places where basic necessities such as oil, sugar and flour were collected after they had arrived in the city were called kapan. After the products were stored in these kapans, they were distributed to Istanbul bazaars. Balkapanı Inn achieving to survive for 1500 years, was built on the ruins of the Byzantine Cellar underneath. The cellar under Balkapanı Inn, which consists of columns and brick annular vaults, was built as an L planned.</p></html>
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Little New Inn

<html><p>One of the most interesting works is Little New Inn in Fatih, which stands out with its richness in Istanbul's historical buildings. Located in Taya Hatun Neighbourhood, the building is in the form a three-storey inn. Built mostly for the accommodation of the people dropping by the city for trade or transit passengers going to other cities, Little New Inn derives its name from another building known as Big New Inn and with a similar architectural style but in a bigger size. If you are curious about it, Big New Inn is located near-by, in the Little New Inn's walking distance. </p><p>Built in the 1770s by the Ottoman Sultan Mustafa III, the Little New Inn indicates the region's increasing commercial potential. Built with mostly cut stones and durable materials, the Little New Inn welcomes its visitors with a relatively modernized identity, away from its original form taking us to a time travel. </p><p>Little New Inn is located today on Çakmakçı Yokuşu where the commercial life is busy and the human traffic does not diminish all day, and it continues to draw attention with its contribution to the city's silhouette and stores on the ground floor.</p></html>

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