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Address: Hasircilar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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 mosque covered in Iznik tiles

A small mosque near to Spice bazaar. Can be missed easily if one does not know it exists. One has to climb a staircase up to reach the mosque. The entrance to the staircase looks... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Malmo, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A small mosque near to Spice bazaar. Can be missed easily if one does not know it exists. One has to climb a staircase up to reach the mosque. The entrance to the staircase looks like you are going to a private property, there is a small sign with the mosque name on it on the wall, just pay attention.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The stories were interesting. It is a serene blue and white tiled mosque. Not much to see though and unless the guide is with you to regale you with stories of Rustam Pash, you may find it a little boring

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

One of the lesser visited mosques, therefore you can appreciate the tiles and the ceiling better than in the main tourist magnets. Easy to combine with a visit to the spice market (Egyptian).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It is nice Mosque but not in top 10 to visit while stayin in Istanbul. I took time to visit this Mosque in winter 2014 and it was worth visitng, but in the end, is there anything not worth visiting for a traveller ?

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It's a must visit in Istanbul. Very beautiful Mosque built by famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan for a Grand Vizier Rustem Pasha. Mosque have a very impressive interior with very beautiful tiles. Very near you can get also to Egyptian spice bazaar which is 1km away.

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Like a sultanahmet mosque in smaller version this is a lovely and intimate small mosque. Nice addition to it that at mosque they provide plenty of brochures about muslim religion from which you can find some intresting facts which are non-muslims unknown and intresting to read. I really enjoyed my time in this beautiful small mosque which is for sure... More 

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North Ferriby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Hidden away - accessed by steps from one of the side streets near the spice market (get directions or a good map) - impressive tiles interior.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Rustem Pasha mosque has one of the most beautiful interiors, adorned with beautiful blue tiles. It is a small treasure.

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A must-visit mosque for the incredibly gorgeous tilework! It's not far from the spice bazaar, so definitely do not miss it. When I went I was one of a handful of people; quiet and peaceful and very stunning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

While tge mosque itself is relatively modest compared to others in Istanbul, the tilework in this mosque is stunning and what makes it worth a visit. Moreover, we had the place virtually to ourselves when we visited. This allowed us to see another side of Istanbul, and the surrounding market area is really fun to explore.

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