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Rustem Pasha Masjid is another wonderful creation of sinan, the great turkish architect. It's closed for visitors due to renovation work going inside. However prayers still continue and I was able to see it.
Sign on entry just said Closed to Visitors but probably still open for prayers which would be why locals are allowed in. They’re just looking after our safety! No reason to give this Mosque a poor rating just because it’s undergoing renovations!
Went to revisit this beautiful place. Rudely turned away with a ‘it is closed’ while lots of non westerners were allowed in at the same time. When questioning this the guard got extremely aggresive. Not safe. Stay away. At least for now.
Tried to visit the Rustem Pasha Mosque on May 4, 2019 but it is closed. In fact the mosque has a high metal gate around it, so it was not even possible to view its exterior. No notices were posted about when the mosque will...More
Do not be fooled by enthusiastic reviews from 2019. The mosque is undergoing prolonged renovation and although one can go inside, not a single tile is visible. Dec 2017 we were there as well and nothing has changed since then.
Years ago we visited the...More
If you want to see a smaller version of Sultan Ahmet - this mosque is what you are looking for.. The same blue Iznik tiles are on the walls, waiting for you to be discovered and to tell you its secrets. Worth to visit (especially...More
ordered by one of the richest men in the ottoman empire.
One of the masterpieces of Sinan and exquisite tiles from the floor to the dome. I am looking forward to seeing it as soon as restoration is over. It is closed to public untill...More
When I was there in February 2018, Rüstem Paşa Camii could not be visited because restauration work was going on (as in many important places in Istanbul at that time). As I am writing this text months later, I have been able to read reviews...More