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Address: Hasircilar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
Description: One of the smaller mosques in the city, it was built by Rustem Pasa in...
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.
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Calm and quiet

A very calm and impressive atmosphere in this mosque. Not to be missed and a good substitute if the Blue Mosque happens to be closed at your visiting time. Great history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A very calm and impressive atmosphere in this mosque. Not to be missed and a good substitute if the Blue Mosque happens to be closed at your visiting time. Great history involved in this very, very old city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A hidden gem of Istanbul. Calm and magnificent small mosque. not to be missed when you in Istanbul..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Kind of out of the way. Small compared to the mosques on the tourist circuit, but that's what makes it nice. If you're also into self discovery or prayer or just some nice silence, you'll like this mosque.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Even after seeing some of the larger and more well-known mosques, this was my favorite. The tiles were beautiful, and it was much more intimate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great quiet little mosque. You really get a medieval feel from the architecture of this building. If you want to escape the crowds of the Blue Mosque, come here and indulge in all the free literature this hidden gem offers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This place is worth visiting if you are at Suleymaniye Mosque or at the Spice Market. It is a small mosque but it is very beautiful. The interior decorated with Iznik tiles is really beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Unexpectedly beautiful mosque with stunning blue tile work hidden within the local bazaar. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

it is a gem they said it defines blue it is a miniature mosque in the middle of a marketplace with a hidden entrance you duck into the stairs wondering emerge into sunshine and quiet ! - unexpected ! walk in thru the doorway and nothing prepares prepares you for that instant when u meet blue ! who arranged these... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

another must see in istanbul, turkey. the interiors have the effect of roman culture. tiles work are very good inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a much more intimate mosque than the Blue Mosque, where you can get up close to see the gorgeous blue tiles. Not as busy as the Blue Mosque, an oasis in the sea of humanity outside. I highly recommend a visit.

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Address: Hasircilar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Grand Bazaar

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Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighborhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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