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“A Gem”

Rustem Pasha Mosque
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$64.39*
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Morning Coffee Taste and Make Tour Plus a Visit to Rustem Pasha Mosque
Ranked #14 of 1,033 things to do in Istanbul
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Owner description: 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.
Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

If one can visit only one mosque, this is the one. It is beautiful. The best Iznik tiles. Every surface is covered in gorgeous floral tiles. A concentrated dose of color but serene and wonderful.

Visited October 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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24 reviews
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“Art > Money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Chief Architect Sinan build this mosque on top of the shops to show people how Rustem Pashas fond of money. Beautiful carpets inside but narrow stairs and entrance.

Visited July 2012
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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“Wonderful Tiles”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Rustem Pasha Mosque is near the Egyptian Market in an area that caters to those in the market for kitchen equipment. It's a small mosque up a hidden stairway with an incredible collection of tiles. If you are near the Egyptian Market or just across the street by the Bosphorus ferries, it's worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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san antonio
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“Not top priority if time is limited”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

This is an active Mosque open to the public except during prayer time. Interesting and historical Mosque Since this is a smaller Mosque and not located in the midst of the other main sights see the other Mosques first if time is limited.

Visited November 2012
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New York City
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“Hidden jewel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Don't miss this small mosque...it is, in its way, more spectacular than the Blue Mosque--and was created by the teacher of the Blue Mosque's architect.

Visited October 2012
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