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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 August 5, 2013

not the easiest to find but worth the hunt. You can see it on the right side if you face the Spice Bazaar with the sea behind you. There are shops underneath the mosque. Look for the stairway & a brass plaque on the wall. The tiling is the best in my opinion. Be prepared to wait if it is prayer time & be respectful i.e. discreet clothing & a head covering for women.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

As my Favourite mosque, Rustem Pasa is really famous with its beautiful Iznik tiles, dating back to 16th, 17th and 18th centuries!
And as unique one this is more blue than Blue Mosque... After visiting Spice market, you can walk to the Rustem Pasha Mosque and at the secret enterance you can find steps going up, you can find the beautiful mosque there !

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

The interior is covered with exquisite Iznik tile work. Absolutely stunning. The entry is somewhat difficult to find, if you don't have a guide ask in the Spice Bazaar. You go through a simple door that doesn't look like it leads to much of anything, and walk around a corner to the front of the mosque. Worth looking for.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

A gem in the middle of the whole sale market. Not to miss..so easy to get there and the wholesale market where you can get souvenirs for half the price you would every where else!

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Much smaller than the Blue Mosque or Suleymaniye.... the Rustem Pasha mosque is equally stunning. It is in the more crowded section of Istanbul...we got to the mosque by simply asking people along the way. When we got to the mosque, we were led inside by a very friendly gentleman...who made sure that we took off our shoes the "right way". He did not speak a word of English....by then we had become champions at gesticulating.
As other reviewers pointed out, the beautiful blue tiles and the white dome on the inside make this mosque stand out. I also felt that this mosque was much brighter inside than the Blue Mosque, even without the lights. We got here at around 5 PM...there were only 4-5 other people inside with us...all in all, a beautiful experience.

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