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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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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

its a good and quiet mosque. its a bit away from the main area. the approach is via the bazaars. no place to keep the strolley and bags. so we were a bit confused whether to leave our stuff on the entrance gate which was a crowded market place or to carry it on our backs.. since the mosque is... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

EAsier access not as overwhelming and beautiful tiles. Women must be covered. Not as extensive as Topkapi. Near trhe Spice Market

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

This small, cute mosque is hidden in the narrow streets just outside the Spice market/bazaar. Its worth a visit while also exploring the spice market and market streets around this bazaar., where the perfumes of the teas and spices can be quite strong and absolutely wonderful.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

A short distance from the Galata Bridge and the Enimonou transit complex, hidden amidst a dense commercial area (in fact, the mosque was designed for shops on the ground floor). Buy a packet of 10 diff. picture cards from the caretaker for 5 TLira. Easy to get to -- really glad we went.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

This tiny mosque has a gorgeous interior, it's a it tricky to find, so just ask shopkeepers when you are close. The detailing of the mosaic is superb and the walls and ceiling blend together in such a picturesque way, you can meditate here for a while just groovin to the charm.

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amherst
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Our group arrived late in the day, harried and rushed from our jostling with tourists and merchants in the bazaars and larger tourist venues. The peacefulness of the mosque, the beauty of the courtyard and worship space, the late afternoon sunlight that slowly faded as evening approached, all of this made our experience here special and one we hope each... More

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A beautiful mosque - take time to look closely at the hand painted ceramic tiles. We visited twice and found the morning visit to be quieter than the afternoon.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The tile work is amazing. Not a must must see, but should get included if you like ceramics and tile work. Very quiet and serene. Located next to the spice market and can be a combo visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The tiles in this mosque are superb; and it's located right beside the spice market. It won't take long to visit but, like us, you may want to go back.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Slightly hidden above the bazaar I'm not sure how many people are able to find Rustem Pasa Camii but it's worth the hunt. Small, especially when compared to Blue Mosque or Sulameniye Camii, it's an oasis of peace in the city's chaos. Iznik tiles cover every wall inside and even after half a dozen visits I'm not sure I've seen... More

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