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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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Quaint Mosque for a meditative break

Smaller mosque but not to be missed. Gorgeous blue tile work all throughout is very unique with calligraphy work on done and stained glass. Walk through Spice Bazaar- quick half... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Smaller mosque but not to be missed. Gorgeous blue tile work all throughout is very unique with calligraphy work on done and stained glass. Walk through Spice Bazaar- quick half hour stop on way to other mosques in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This beautiful mosque is covered from floor to ceiling in beautiful blue tiles. And it's quiet and away from the crowds. The walk through the backstreets behind the spice bazaar are an attraction unto themselves. I highly recommend taking half a day to explore the backstreets on your way to this gem of a mosque.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We were not sure how to reach the mosque, so we asked someone sitting on a stairway near the spice market where we might find it. It turned out to be up that very stairway. We were the only people there when we visited and found it charming. It is small and intimate, unlike the Blue Mosque, so the lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Uncrowned, beautiful mosque decorated with the blue Iznik tiles that are also found in the Blue mosque. A real gem!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There's a very lively local market outside of the mosque, which has so much flavours and varieties. It's within a stone's throw from the Egyptian bazaar, which to us was more like a tourist trap. Not many tourists come here, but there was no issue with communicating with shop keepers and others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Located just inside the bustling Spice bazaar, its very peaceful, quiet and beautiful inside. Much smaller in size than the Blue Mosque, but just as grand. A definite must-visit destination in Istanbul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This Mosque is a step back in time, when we visited we were the only group of about 4 people, I found the place atmospheric but tinged with sadness, I remember looking through a window onto a courtyard, the sight before me had not changed in many centuries, I loved the quality & workmanship on the doors well worth a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This mosque makes for a perfect combination with a visit to the Spice Bazaar, located just across the street. The mosque has a cordoned off section where visitors can observe the actual prayers going on, (of course appropriate clothing is required to enter) and the architecture and tiles are beautiful. My friend and I observed the entire prayer session which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If I returned to Istanbul, I would skip the Blue Mosque and go straight to this one. A small gem that is truly blue, not crowded and just peaceful, especially after walking through the Egyptian spice market

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Although this mosque does make it onto every ones list of places to visit and is not as grand to look at from the outside it is really beautiful inside with an amazing variety of blue tiles all around.

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