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Rustem Pasha Mosque

Hasircilar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #4 of 641 attractions in Istanbul
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was an especially fine small mosque. There is only a doorway with small sign at street level. You must go upstairs to the mosque itself. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It is a very small mosque but beautiful with the Iznik tiles. Sometimes they provide free Quran in english. The wood work is very nice too.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The almost obscure entrance to this mosque is part of its charm and sense of being part of the community and not a monument.The fabulous Iznik tile interior makes it special.Well worth the time.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A small mosque (by Istanbul standards), but well worth a visit. Decorated with blue Iznik tiles. Nothing like the Hagia Sophia or Sultanahmet mosques, but different.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I would suggest you take advantage of shopping around this mosque. This place is cheaper and better than the Grand Bazaar. Mosque is small and does look bluer than blue mosque.Negotiate the price down, don't feel shy. Turkish shop owners also enjoy the negotiation. You can really assimilate in this area better than Grand bazaar.

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France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This mosque is right in the centre of the Market 10-15 minutes walk from the Suleimanya mosque. The tiles work is extremely beautiful. Definitely worth seeing. Beware that unlike other mosques, no shawls, or long skirts are given on site for women wearing short skirts or sleeveless shirts so come prepared as you may not be allowed to enter.

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Minett, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The inside is decorated with so many blue tiles (Iznik?). Being different from Blue Mosque, it is tiny, quiet and lovely. We loved so much,

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California's Wine Coast Country, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Through the spice market upt the hidden stairs and wow. This small mosque is beautiful. It's a working mosque so no shoes and a head scarf for women.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is simply the best mosque in the city to visit - It is smaller than most of the others but this makes it even more charming

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I chose to visit the mosque on a personal tour on my second visit to Istanbul. Much smaller (but older) than the Blue Mosque, I visited at around 5pm and I was the only person there with my guide. Inside the quiet interior, it was hard to believe just outside there were crowds of people rushing too and from the... More

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