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Rustem Pasha Mosque

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Address: 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...

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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Don't Overlook this Mosque

This was my favorite mosque visit. Fewer crowds, it was quieter that the better known mosques; smaller, more intimate with a sense of the sacred. And the Iznik tiles are exquisite.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 20, 2012
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

This was my favorite mosque visit. Fewer crowds, it was quieter that the better known mosques; smaller, more intimate with a sense of the sacred. And the Iznik tiles are exquisite.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

Beautiful mosque, not too large and can see everything easily. The tiles are gorgeous

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

not as overwhelming or as crowded as the big mosques, very beautiful, worth looking for

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

cheap great postcards and downstairs there's tahtakale for food and about anything else you might need cheap

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

Visited with my tour group. The wall tiles are absolutely gorgeous. Be prepared with socks and scarf, or you will have bare feet and a loaner head covering.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

This perhaps is the most beautiful mosque in Istanbul. The Isnik tiled walls make it really unique. Worth the visit 100%

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Great & amazing mosque . You need at least 1 to 2 hours to cover it all .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

A smaller mosque than others we visited, but beautiful blue tiles inside. One of our guides recommended this mosque. Does not disappoint.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

This is even more impressive in its own way than the Blue Mosque because it is entirely covered inside with blue tiles. It is a true gem and an absolute Must See. It's surrounded by the Spice Bazaar and the entrance is a bit hard to find but just ask someone. We were led to the door. It's just lovely!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

the mosque is nice but the neighborhood around it is excellent for eating some real local street food

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