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“Nice little Mosque” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rustem Pasha Mosque

Rustem Pasha Mosque
Hasircilar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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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.
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“Nice little Mosque”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This Mosque lies next to spice market. It's worth visiting for the extraordinary Iznik tiles inside and outside.

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“Wow! Excellent!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This small mosque tucked away a few blocks off a busy street has a very odd entrance, but don't be afraid and go up the stairs and experience this hidden gem. Gorgeous, beautiful tiles await and a smaller size mosque to enjoy. As always, remember your etiquette in being in a mosque pertaining to shoes, quiet behavior, photography (no flash and be respectful of including/excluding people in it), where you walk inside, people praying and of course, remember the obvious; it is a house of worship.

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“One of the most beautiful mosques in Istanbul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

A hidden treasure, full of blue tiles inside.
It's in Eminonu, neer the Egyptian Bazar; the entrance it's quite hidden, but it's a beauty.
And never crowded!

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“Good to visit this little gem when you visit the spice market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

A little tricky to find as its upstairs but worth a little trip. The blue tiles are gorgeous. It's tranquil - uncrowded. The kind salesman in Barnes and noble in New York Sid we should not miss this little gem and we are grateful to him for recommending.

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“Off the usual tourist, but very rewarding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Anyone visiting the Spice Market should also see this beautiful mosque. It's a discreet gem, reached up a flight of steps and across a shady courtyard. While lacking the stunning scale and magnificence of the Blue or Suleyman mosques, its more intimate scale, tranquil atmosphere and lovely decoration are highly appealing. Other nice touches are the provision of a water dispenser for visitors and free copies of the Koran translated into English to take away.

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