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Rustem Pasha Mosque

Address: Hasircilar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the smaller mosques in the city, it was built by Rustem Pasa...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Hidden in the corner of the market, you might not find the entrance right away -it's upstairs! But it's definitely worth the visit thanks to the peace you'll breath ad the fantastic tales.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Rustem Pasha was a great general & this is another must see mosque. We walked from the Ambassador Hotel near the blue mosque. Along the way we experienced great local shops & foods which were wonderful & very inexpensive. Definitely must eat in the local street-side restaurants next to the mosque at a fraction of the cost of the main... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This mosque is not huge but its inside is very beautiful. You will find lots of Iznik tiles and patterns on the walls. I am not into tiles but I really liked seeing this art. If you are around the area I recommend spending 10minutes of your time to go inside. Outside you can buy smal souvenir-tiles for yourself.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Rustem Pasha mosque is not must go if you have visited the blue mosque. It's just a smaller version of the latter. You can skip that if you are on a short trip. You wouldn't be missing out.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I really enjoyed our visit to this mosque, it's special in some way. It was really calming just to sit there.

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Sunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I loved this mosque. I was determined to see it this visit to Istanbul and had read favourable reviews about it here and elsewhere. We were in Istanbul for 5 days and could see this mosque in the distance, but when you are closer it is difficult to find. I had read that it was on the first floor and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

All the other mosques like Hagia and the blue mosque get all the press but this little mosque next to the spice bazaar is such a little oasis amidst the bustle that is the bazaar. My wife and I were the only two people inside it when we visited and it was such a calming and wonderful experience to just... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The big Mosques (the Blue, the New) get all the press, but this small, intimate mosque is a true treasure to visit. The tiles are exquisite and the proportions perfect. Do. Not. Miss. Our guide Serif Yenen took us here -- a special visit.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Very nice, little, quite and enchanting! The entrance may be a little hard to find but it's the stairs up behind the kebap-shop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

What a gem, worth searching out thus away from the crowds of tourists..... A real feel of history and craftmanship with beautiful tiles. Cards and books for interesting souvenirs for sale.

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