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“Masterpiece of Iznik ceramics”

Rustem Pasha Mosque
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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.
Reviewed March 21, 2013

A small masterpiece of Iznik tiles, a little bit hard to find the entrance but definitely worth seeing it! There is also a free pocket edition of Qur'an as a gift to visitors. Fantastic atmosphere.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is a beautiful little Mosque...not as massive like others, but the tiled interior is stunning. A visit here is a must if you are visiting the spice bazaar. The walk to the mosque from the bazaar is fascinating...we stopped for tea and Pide somewhere along the street and enjoyed just sitting and watching the people in the shops. The entrance to the Mosque was a bit tricky to find...lok for the stone sign on the wall and climb the stairs. Go to Rustem Pasha for a nice quiet visit to a beautiful Mosque.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

This is my favorite mosque in Istanbul. It is small and intimate, with gorgeous blue Iznik tiles. It is down the hill from the much larger Suleymaniye mosque, and not far from the Spice Market. Use the Rick Steves Istanbul guide to find it.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Well worth a visit, shops outside the mosque are interesting and also provide an excellent photo opportunity

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Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Rüstem pasha is one of The richest pasha of ottoman empire
He could not build a big mosque due the ottoman rules
Sultans are able to build 4 towers and plus mosques( minarets)called salatin mosques
Relatives could make up to 2 minarets
The rest could do only a single minaret mosque even if they r rich or high level pashas.
So Rüstem hired the best architec Sinan
And spend most money to decoration
Thats why rüstempaşa mosque has the best tiles of Turkey (İznik nichea)and you can touch them
Must see it!

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