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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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62 HasIrcIlar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mosque is still under renovation and opened only for prayers. The sign for this is on the entrance (when you find it). Shame cause we have been before and it was really lovel.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Tanja S
Reviewed August 31, 2019

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.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Mohsin A
Reviewed July 22, 2019

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!

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank OhSusannaAustralia
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank nikolai69
Reviewed May 4, 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TravelMan899
Reviewed March 7, 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
6  Thank Michal_Babilas
Reviewed March 4, 2019

One of the great Mosques to visit, unique in it's own way. Close to other attractions such as Spice Bazaar so you can visit both at the same time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank swdajani
Reviewed January 4, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Orintishka
Reviewed December 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank guideturk
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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November 5, 2019|
Response from istanbluess | Property representative |
There is no information about it. But it should be open in that time
Jeffry B
April 16, 2017|
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Response from taharh2018 |
Oui En effet j ai visité la mosquée en fin de septembre 2019 elle est fermée pour travaux
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