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Description: One of the smaller mosques in the city, it was built by Rustem Pasa in...
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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Small and Absolutely Beautiful Do Not Miss It. A Bit of a walk to get there

It took a bit of a walk from our hotel, but perhaps the most lovely mosque of all. It is small, intimate and quiet. The tile work is beautiful, the feeling inside quite affecting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful mosque which was slightly underwhelming because we saw it the same day we saw the Blue Mosque.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It took a bit of a walk from our hotel, but perhaps the most lovely mosque of all. It is small, intimate and quiet. The tile work is beautiful, the feeling inside quite affecting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Also like this one, I like mosques and history. It is very large also and very interesting to see the internal decorations, how they are maticalously installed and designed and produced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This mosque is above street level, which makes it seem "hidden" in some sense. Ask for directions, and when you get close, look for a stairway up to the mosque. The tiles in this tiny mosque are spectacular, and make it worth going out of your way to visit. Unlike the more "touristed" mosques, this one doesn't have barriers set... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

One of the three favourite mosques in Istanbul. The entry is almost hidden, it's just a small door giving access to a flight of stairs. The mosque is sopraelevated with respect to the ground. This is really an artistic masterpiece, fully decorated both inside and outside with Iznik ceramic tiles. The place is still in use, so it is well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Nice place to see. We had visited it several times. We took pictures and enjoyed the space. The visited hours are accommodated. Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

different kind of mosque with internal deco and arts... nice view at spectacular area... easy to spot at eminonu area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

One most exicitong examples of architecture sinan and best examples of tiles of izmit Yes i said if you want to see best examples no way out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Smaller and more accessible than the Blue Mosque and the tiles are stunning! They even gave us each a small english Quran in parting. Worth going

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

You should visit to get more experience. There are too many foreign people and it is free to enter in.

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