Istanbul Fatih District Guide

Istanbul City Guide

Fatih is one of the oldest districts of Istanbul and located in the European side. It is located within the walls. It is a district that is regarded as the region and center of the city. Fatih district is surrounded by Zeytinburnu, Golden Horn, Istanbul Strait and Marmara Sea. Fatih has been one of the two districts in the peninsula for a long time. Although it is not a rural settlement, this district has a very large surface area. The most popular historical places of İstanbul like Eminönü, Galata Bridge, Sultanahmet, Gülhane Park and Hagia Sophia are located in this district. You can discover the rich Ottoman and Byzantine history with visiting Fatih district easily. There are a lot of amazing historical destinations to see.

Check out the most comprehensive Fatih district guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Fatih ” or “How to get to Fatih ?” in this guide.

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




28458 / km2

1,5 %

15 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Fatih ? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Fatih , there are 2 state hospitals and 12 private hospitals. In addition, there are many medical centers such as eye hospitals, oral and dental health clinics in the district.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Fatih or real estate for rent in Fatih , you are on the right page. As of the end of August 2020 in Fatih, Istanbul, the prices of houses for sale have increased by 7.41% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 90 square meters. Considering the annual averages, as of the end of August 2020, the most appreciated neighborhoods in Istanbul’s Fatih district for residential properties are Nişanca, Zeyrek, Haseki Sultan, Yedikule, Sümbül Efendi, in order.

Accommodation in Fatih is an important issue for people who visit city for different purposes like tourism or business. You can find a lot of hotels that are suitable for every kind of budget in the borders of district.

Check out the “Best places to visit in Fatih” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Fatih” questions in this guide. Fatih collects a lot of historical destinations of Ottoman Empire and Byzantines in the borders of district. This district is also the district where İstanbul city settled firstly in the history. Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque) are the important symbols of İstanbul. Eminönü and the surrounding Sirkeci districts are located at the entrance to the Haliç of the historical peninsula, and are one of the most frequently visited districts by Istanbul residents and tourists. Eminonu Ferry Port of Eminonu Square, the famous Mısır Çarşısı, Yeni Mosque, Turkey Isbank Museum, the historic Sirkeci Train Station and Gülhane Park are the most popular destinations of the district.

Fatih has many important public transportation connection with the other districts of İstanbul.

Check out the Istanbul metro map below :

Istanbul Subway Map


Enes Sahin

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