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Rustem Pasha Mosque

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Address: Hasircilar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey

One of the smaller mosques in the city, it was built by Rustem Pasa in 1561...

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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The True "Blue" Mosque: Gorgeous

Come for the tiles, stay for the chandeliers. This hidden treasure is well worth a visit (there is a bit of construction starting now, though). The blues are stunning. The old... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come for the tiles, stay for the chandeliers. This hidden treasure is well worth a visit (there is a bit of construction starting now, though). The blues are stunning. The old tiles are beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

A smaller, older mosque across the Galata Bridge which is not as popular as the other more grander mosques but inside it is famous for its tiles. You will see the mosque listed in guide books and is worth seeking out.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Beautifully designed and built. The exterior is exquisite and the interior very comfortable and pleasant. Such peace and harmony.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

big mosque facing the galata bridge after long walk in uskudar we came back to eminonu and was time for prayer we did and you get out very fresh to continue the walk to the amazing street

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Doesn't have the grandeur of Sulemaniye or the Blue Mosque, but the interior of this mosque has the most exquisite tile work. Its tiny in comparison to its more famous compatriots but that adds to its charm, as you can get up close to the tiles and see the individual brush strokes on each hand-painted masterpiece. This mosque is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This is not a huge mosque, but the ceramic tiles adorn the walls are very special and beautiful. Just fell in love with the colours of the ceramic tiles. It's located in one of the busiest shopping districts of historical downtown area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

This mosque is not so well-known, but has exquisite tile work and is definitely worth a visit. Located not far from the ferry points and other better-known mosques.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

The place is surely for praying. But for not muslims it turns into a place to enjoy beauty of accurate paintings, architecture and light play. Try to come here at the sunset to enjoy the orange, velvet and pink shadows on the walls and ceiling that penetrate through the windows... A place for reset and enjoyment...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Not the most fascinating or beautiful place we visited when in Istanbul, but a necessary stop historically. It is pretty much a 19th century "palace" - more European than Turkish. But it was interesting, nevertheless.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We tried to visit today 7th Sept 2016 and found it closed for renovation ! Bummer. 5 stars given on strength of previous visit.

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