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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful and worth visitong. Inside is blue. One of the places I liked mosed in Istanbul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This mosque was not packed, so you could understand how things were set up better. Also, there were tiles and decorations going down to the floor, so we could see them better

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

In the midst of bustling streets is this tranquil hideaway, elevated above the street level. Its entrance is a fairly small archway that leads up winding stairs to a platform overlooking the street traders and roofscape. Inside it is a spectacular showcase of the best variety of Iznik tile designs, with every surface seeming to have a different design and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Due to history mosque i like it other wise the name rustum is a hate ful in in Islamic history. The surrounding area is very. Dirty and ful of mosquitoes,the slow at the basement are fine but. Very expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Hidden Gem located behind Spice Market. quite, beutiful and peacefull. If you go to spice market, just do not miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I didn't get in but it looks like a good architecture from outside. Inwould recommend every tourist visit to Eminönü.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The story behind the mosque is as fascinating as the mosque itself make sure your guide tells you the full story ..voted most beautiful mosque in Europe don't miss it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Hidden in the Spice bazaar, this small mosque was beautifully decorated and after Aya Sofia was probably our favorite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I'm a mosque junkie. Over the years I've seen nearly every one of the 40+ mosques scattered around Istanbul. This is still my fav. Quite, small and not crowded. The tiles are superb. And you seem to be able to get more up close and personal than other mosques. Make an effort to get here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you're curious to see the origin of the famous Iznik tiles, that turkey pretty much sells on, then Rustem Pasha Mosque is the place. It is really simple, quiet , still in use, and significantly smaller than any of the tourist-populated mosques you'll come across in Turkey- you can take your pictures in peace. If you're into architecture or... More

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