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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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An oasis of calm in the midst of a busy local area

At the bottom of Uzunçarşı Caddesi ("Longmarket Street") is a two storey stone building with a small arched doorway. This is the doorway to stairs that lead to the Rüstem Paşa... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

At the bottom of Uzunçarşı Caddesi ("Longmarket Street") is a two storey stone building with a small arched doorway. This is the doorway to stairs that lead to the Rüstem Paşa Mosque. This hidden gem is very easy to miss, because it does not have any imposing entrance, and is actually on the second floor of a structure with its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

From the second you walk in to this mosque the blue tile hits you.. It's beauty is extraordinary. The history of this mosque only adds to the experience. Once you've visited the Blue Mosque and here you'll think they called the wrong one blue

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

As you walk through the never ending spice market, the site of this beautiful mosque is a relief from the hustle and bustle of the market. As you calm your nerves in its serene environment, you are then ready to re-enter the battle that is the market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Such a delightful and beautiful place to visit. Seems more spiritual than the big mosques. It is much less crowded, although it is plenty big, and the tiles are AMAZING! Go and see it, definitely worth the adventure since it is a bit off the beaten track!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This mosque is tucked away near the Spice Bazaar, and we really enjoyed visiting it along with the New Mosque (in front of Spice Bazaar), and the mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent on the hill above. Quite a nice trio of architectural wonders that are not as crowded as the Blue Mosque, and therefore much more pleasant. Rustem Pasha is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Although the Blue Mosque attracts most of the attention, this far smaller building deserves a visit. It is exquisite in its proportions and the beauty of its tiles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It is much calmer than Blue Mosque and awat rrom crowds. Amazing architecture.A must see from Mimar Sinan. Enjoy a walk around the mosque in the little streets -Tahtakale- and go to Valide Han which is very close.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It is incredible and magnifique! Mimar Sinan at his best! Do not miss it! Is rather complicated to get there, but it worth it! You will love it! A tiny, beautiful, unassuming mosque just a little out of the way from the much larger and more famous mosques. After visiting many very beautiful and amazing mosques, Rustem Pasha mosque is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Rustem Pasha Mosque was a bit hard to access. We had to wind through some narrow alleyways to find the entrance but the trouble was worth it. The interior of the mosque is very beautiful and also very blue. It is a small mosque so there were far less people that in the Blue Mosque. We could sit inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This small mosque next to the Spice Bazaar is worth a quick visit. It has exquisite tiling. It is upstairs from several alley ways and can be hard to find but well worth the effort.

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