• VIP Property Logo VIP Property

To the north of the Fatih district lies the Golden Horn, to the south the Marmara Sea, to the east the Eminönü part, and to the west the districts of Eyüp and Zeytinburnu. Fatih, one of the oldest districts of Istanbul, is surrounded by historic walls to the north and west. These walls, extending from Ayvansaray on the Golden Horn to Yedikule, were repaired and serve to separate Fatih from the districts of Eyüp and Zeytinburnu. The sea walls along the coasts of the Golden Horn and Marmara have largely been destroyed and have not survived to the present day. In 2008, with the incorporation of the Eminönü district within the Historic Peninsula into Fatih, it became the only district within the Historic Peninsula. Fatih has many points that reflect the historical and cultural importance of the neighborhood.

The population of Fatih district is 356,025.

Places to visit in Fatih

1- Sultanahmet

Sultanahmet is one of the largest historical neighborhoods in Istanbul that attracts both local and foreign visitors. You can start exploring the Fatih region from Sultanahmet Square and the Sultanahmet Mosque and Hagia Sophia Mosque located here.

2- Hagia Sophia Mosque

Located opposite the Sultanahmet Mosque, the Hagia Sophia Mosque is a historical structure built as a church during the Byzantine period. Hagia Sophia is one of the historical and cultural symbols of Istanbul. It was constructed as a church in the 6th century by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. In the 15th century, it was converted into a mosque with the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottoman Empire. From 1935 to 2020, it was used as a museum by the Republic of Turkey. It was reopened as a mosque for worship in 2020.

3- Grand Bazaar

The historic and vibrant Grand Bazaar in Istanbul enchants you the moment you step inside to witness Istanbul’s wealth. It is one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world, built by the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century.

4- Topkapı Palace Museum

Topkapı Palace is one of the significant palaces of the Ottoman Empire. It is located right next to Sultanahmet Square. In the museums inside the palace, you can see historical artifacts and collections from the Ottoman period.

5- Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

A museum where manuscripts, miniatures, carpets, ceramics, calligraphy samples, and historical artifacts from different periods of Islamic art are exhibited.

6- Gülhane Park

Gülhane Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Istanbul, offering a peaceful environment with its historic trees, flowers, ponds, and beautiful landscaping. You can walk, picnic, or just relax and enjoy nature in the park.