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Rustem Pasha Mosque

Hasircilar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #4 of 633 attractions in Istanbul
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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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Once you find this beautiful little mosque, slightly hidden away in the bazaar area, don't do what we did accidentally, unable to identify the way in, and go in a doorway which leads downstairs-as that's where the men go to wash before praying. Make sure you go in a doorway with stairs going up (there is more than one of... More

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Modica, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is my favourite mosque and epitomises all that is wonderful about Istanbul. It is a beautiful,tiny mosque hidden in the Hurley burly streets. We loved the serene calm and beautiful tiles

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Floating
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

What a neat surprise to find this mosque, above the shops and little alleyways. Loved the unusual tiles and the quiet space. Beautiful place.

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Doha, Qatar
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Much quieter than the Blue Mosque, but the superb tiling in the interior was even better. Tranquility.

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Washburn, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

While the other mosques are stunning, here you can see the beautiful tiles and calligraphy in a small and intimate space. Worth finding!

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Cairo, Egypt
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Although that mosque is smaller than all the other famous mosques in Istanbul, it's still got its unique identity ... Tiles are really nice and mosque is neat and noce from inside.

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San Diego
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Visited many mosques, and this is worth a trip to see the fabulous Iznik tiles. First to use tthe "tomato red" color in tiles.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This small mosque located near the Spice market is absolutely beautiful inside. The tiles are every shade of blue and the lighting inside the mosque shows them off well even on a rainy day. Take a few extra minutes and visit this mosque - its convenient location as well as its smaller size make it an easy addition to any... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Find the set of stairs in the dark alleyway, through along the back of the spice market, and find your way to the top. It really is worth the hunt. Absolutely beautiful, amazing tiles, and very quiet when we went in April. Even on a second visit in Istanbul, this place is amazing.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

this is my favorite mosque in istanbul. it's a little bit of a hassle to find it because it is tiny and not well marked and the only way i can describe it is to say it is near the spice bazaar but you have to walk the direction of eyup and you'll run into it. it's very peaceful. the... More

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