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Fenari Isa Mosque

Fenari Isa Mosque

Fenari Isa Mosque located near Vatan Street in Fatih, one of the historical districts of Istanbul, is a place of worship transformed from a Byzantine church.

Byzantines lost their capital with the IV Crusade and and the Latin Empire existed for more than 50 years in the city where hundreds of thousands of people lived. In 1261, when the city was again in the hands of Byzantium, various additions were made to the monastery church built in the 10th century. In addition to second church and funeral chapels, other parts that bring the expansion of the building in the process are also among the added structures. Ultimately, these improvements result in a relatively complex look.

Fenari Isa Mosque is named after the Sufism Sheik Fenari Isa, also known as Molla Fenari, after its conversion into a mosque in 1496. The mosque, which is open to worship and visitors every day of the week, attracts attention with its Byzantine-style brick walls, original capitals, and decorated cornices.

The building, which creates a very interesting appearance with the small chapels around the main dome, offers an eye-catching ambiance to its guests with its vertical windows and sophisticated walls that are meters high in the interior

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