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Rustem Pasha Mosque

Hasircilar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #3 of 642 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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East Lothian
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Winchester, Virginia
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Be sure and visit here and be sure to go upstairs and see how it looks from up there. Not very crowded and well worth your time.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This mosque is really great, Hidden away in the bazaar area, when you go up the stairs you will find a charming mosques, older, with amazing tiles. The blue of the tiles floods the building, if you are in the area, this is a must see.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Older than the blue mosque, and smaller, this mosque is located close to the Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar. As a tourist, you can walk right by the mosque and never notice it, so be vigilant in your search as this mosque is a gem. This a functioning mosque so you have to arrive to the mosque when it is... More

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Our guide, Emrah took us there. It is an amazing mosque even though it is a small one compared to other huge mosques in Istanbul. beautiful tiles and peaceful place. Highly recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

This hidden gem is located in a very busy street which is very close to the Egyptian Bazaar&Spice Bazaar.İt is very difficult to locate this Mosque if you are walking through the crowded streets with mostly the local people. So you may need to look for the entrance through the crowd and once you are inside it,that's another world.You will... More

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