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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A beautiful mosque - take time to look closely at the hand painted ceramic tiles. We visited twice and found the morning visit to be quieter than the afternoon.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The tile work is amazing. Not a must must see, but should get included if you like ceramics and tile work. Very quiet and serene. Located next to the spice market and can be a combo visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The tiles in this mosque are superb; and it's located right beside the spice market. It won't take long to visit but, like us, you may want to go back.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Slightly hidden above the bazaar I'm not sure how many people are able to find Rustem Pasa Camii but it's worth the hunt. Small, especially when compared to Blue Mosque or Sulameniye Camii, it's an oasis of peace in the city's chaos. Iznik tiles cover every wall inside and even after half a dozen visits I'm not sure I've seen... More

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Capel, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We found this small mosque to be a quiet and beautiful place to experience the design, history and purpose of the mosque. Strangely it was without the the tourist queue of the other famous mosques.

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This mosque was up a stairway, and had a small courtyard. It had very beautiful tile work inside. Definitely worth finding.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Can be difficult to find the entrance, it's a small stairway beside the Spice Bazaar. Beautiful times, more intimate than the other grand mosques.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Beautiful interior, thousands of blue tiles. Ladies bring a scarf to cover your head and shoulders ( or they do have some there you can borrow) and no shorts above the knees to be worn by either sex.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is definitely one not to miss. It has some of the best tiles you will see and it is in an interesting area near the spice bazaar. Be careful of your timings though as it is closed during prayer times.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were on a food tour and our guide asked if it was okay to stop - and I am so glad we did. The tiles in this mosque are gorgeous and I would recommend a stop here for everyone.

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