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Rustem Pasha Mosque

Hasircilar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: One of the smaller mosques in the city, it was built by Rustem Pasa in 1561 and is noted for the very fine tiles covering the interior and exterior... more » Owner description: One of the smaller mosques in the city, it was built by Rustem Pasa in 1561 and is noted for the very fine tiles covering the interior and exterior walls. « less
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Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Small, intimate, gorgeous tile. If you want to visit a real mosque, this is a good one. Tucked away in a corner near the Egyptian spice market this mosque should be on the must-see list.

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Victoria, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Slightly off the beaten tourist path this mosque is less crowded and quieter than the larger near by mosques. It is located to the side of the spice market. The wonderful tiles are easy to view close up in this small mosque. A must visit while in Istanbul!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

this mosque is one of my favourites in Istanbul. The size is small but it is very pretty. The tiles inside feature the colour red, instead of the more common blue tiles. I like climbing up the stone steps form the street below and emerging into the courtyard, now above the noisy streets. There is often a water cooler there... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is a typical feature of all the great cities in the world. Scores of historic places that we walk pass everyday but nobody cares to see that there was a beauty monument hidden right there which was constantly overlooked! The Rustem Pasha mosque fits this bill. This mosque was designed by the great Sinan. What strikes you immediately is... More

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Cumbria
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35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We visited five mosques while in Istanbul but this was our favourite. Much less busy than the well known ones, smaller and less opulent but with stunning tiles, and because it's quieter you can see more.

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Massa, Italy
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23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

not easy to find...however, it is worth visiting it:) it's small but it's a hidden treasure. We got the entrance upstairs in the egyptian bazar. its large quantities of İznik tiles is really impressive,So cute! it's next to the new mosque (yeni camii). ask someone if you don't get it:)

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I walked by this mosque several times while shopping in the area. I had no idea behind the tall wall and a man selling sweaters was the mosque. On our last day we traveled up the stairs to explore, and I'm very glad we did. It was very quiet, had very few people, and was incredibly beautiful. It is smaller... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is one of the best sites to see really exquisite Iznk tile work. One of the most interesting tiles is the one showing the Kabula in Mecca. This is on the outside of the building to the right of the front entrance. This unique mosque is an small jewel of a spot, just as San Chapelle in Paris is.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The hand built tiles in this mosque are amazing and so detailed. Its worth visiting. A small mosque with a lot of hard work done and a very interesting story behind it as well.

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Oslo, Norway
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Love this place. Quite unique in style and structure. Evening is a good time for photos. However, the food hawkers around may be a bit expensive.

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