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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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Hasircilar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Most people miss this amazing little mosque, and for me it is one of the most beautiful due to the amazing decorative Iznik tiles. Rustem Pasa was the Vizir of Soleyman the Magnificient and also the son-in-law being married to the Sultan's daughter Mihrimah Sultan....More

Thank Fusun777
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Near the Galata Bridge and only accessible from the bazaar via two sets of stone stairs (one near the edge; both signposted, although not well; look for Rüstempasa Camii) which open out onto the low walled courtyard in front of the mosque, this makes a...More

Thank voronUK
Reviewed June 13, 2014

Blue tiles are magnificent! This is our favorite mosque In Istanbul. It is near the Spice Market and well worth visiting.

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed June 13, 2014

It does not have the size of the larger sites but it has a tranquil majesty and really, truly could be called a 'blue mosque' Easy to visit and not easy to forget, well worth the effort.

Thank WadiMallorca
Reviewed June 12, 2014

I wouldn't make a special visit just for this but if you are in the area then it would be worth going to visit for the blue tile work and designs.

Reviewed June 12, 2014

Hard to find but so beatifull to see!!! It deserves the way between the small shops and the bad smells and also the starirs to reach it. Beautifull blue fresces and quiet place

Thank Laura M
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Rustem Pasha Mosque is one of the most beautiful **and quiet!!** mosques in Istanbul. It's hidden away in the rabbit warren near the Spice Bazaar and easily has the most incredible collection of tilework outside of Topkapi Palace.

Thank Rikki N
Reviewed June 11, 2014

This mosque, which seemed friendly to tourists when we were there, exhibits a stunning number of tile designs, both inside and out. It is easily found after exhausting encounters in the Spice Bazaar, by turning left and inquiring in the narrow market alleys running parallel...More

Thank NicJBoston
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Rustem Pasha was an unexpected highlight of our time in Istanbul. It gave the most local intimate feeling of any of the 4 mosques we visited. The Iznik tiles are spectacular, The atmosphere is quiet and almost meditative, not many praying, but groups of men...More

Thank SusiefromCrucible
Reviewed June 11, 2014

This mosque is hiding in a narrow street of Eminonu. So, it was a little bit hard to find, but it was worth. The tiles of the inside were blue tone. The calm atmosphere made me forget the noise outside.

Thank Drothey S
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
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
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.