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Rustem Pasha Mosque

Hasircilar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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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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“iznik tiles” (130 reviews)
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Hasircilar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This mosque is like a hidden gem in the shopping centre of Eminönü,The moment I stepped in I was transformed a world of beautiful designs. All created with beautiful tiles. Would love to come here again.

Thank brightlight82z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there again on June 20, 2017, to visit this mosque and it was still closed for restoration works! They closed it in mid-May 2016 to restore it and the works are still on going. Maybe they could re-open it next summer if they...More

Thank Nayla B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rustem Pasha Mosque may not be as magnificent as the Blue Mosque or Hagia Sophia but it has a wealth of artistry. Rustem Pasha was Viser, sort of Prime Minister, for Suleyman the Magnificent. His mosque, though comparatively small, was designed by the brilliant architect...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my husband's favorite mosque of all that we saw in Istanbul. There were several young girls in the middle section who introduced themselves as being Muslims and invited us to ask any questions of their faith or the Mosque itself. The young woman...More

Thank cocoanutty
Reviewed May 17, 2017

If you are a fan of blue tilework, then this is the place for you!. There is a bewildering array of patterns. Unusually, the tiling goes almost to the base of the dome, which reflects the immense power and wealth of Vizier Rustem, who was...More

1  Thank Rod F
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Small and exquisite it may be, but it is still being restored so don't expect it to be open soon. The wild, untouristic market around it is good compensation, though.

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Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

It was rated no 15 of things to do in Istanbul so we decided to visit it.we weren't very impressed because it was under renovations and not much you can see.and very small section was open for prayers only.

Thank Ramidaher
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Rustem Pasha Mosque is located 5 minutes walk from Spice Bazaar. It can be a small challenge to find the enrance door as it is quite small, however the mosque itself is not giant but a small one. However being another masterpiece by architect Sinan...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Entrance is deceivingly dull, but the mosque has exquisite tiles in a bewildering range of patterns. A must-see for tile afficionados. Close to the spice market area and shops that sell excellent souvenir and utility items.

Thank BostonGCC
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Rustem Pasha mosque is built by architect Mimar Sinan. The mosque has the most beautiful classical iznik tiles from 16 the century.

Thank adnanmordeniz
Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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Jeffry B
Is it possible to see the mosque or is it closed to visitors?
April 16, 2017|
Response from aminephily | Reviewed this property |
if you go to Eminonu tram station right at the marina you look toward the land you will see it is 3 mns walk to it
P'zah C
Hello, can anybody confirm if the renovation at the mosque has been completed?
February 7, 2017|
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Response from UBrummyZ | Reviewed this property |
Really sorry we were there in October so can't give you any updated news.