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Rustem Pasha Mosque

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Address: Hasircilar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey

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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Mosque with Blue tiles

Rustem Pasha mosque is built by architect Mimar Sinan. The mosque has the most beautiful classical iznik tiles from 16 the century.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Rustem Pasha mosque is built by architect Mimar Sinan. The mosque has the most beautiful classical iznik tiles from 16 the century.

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

little gem of architecture. not easy to find but one of the most beautiful mosques in Istambul. unique place of the turquoise colors

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Rustem Pasha Mosque in Istanbul has a very interesting and fascinating history. It was built on the funds of the Ottoman Vizier - the wife of the daughter of Sultan Suleyman the First - Mihrimakhom. Every tourist who ever visits this mosque can confidently say that it is not always possible to find the entrance to it. This is... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

I've seen this mosque before and loved it, but when I asked the shop keeper at street level how long it would be closed, he said, "Five years - major repairs." I don't know how official that is, but it was definitely locked up tight.

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Fukaya, Japan
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

I wanted to see the beautiful Iznik tiles of this mosque, but the mosque had been under restoration and the whole building was covered with grey cloths. I don't know when the restoration is over. What is certain is that you cannnot see the beautiful tiles until they finish the restoration.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Actually visited in October 2015 but the date column doesn't go back that much. Anyway, I think this is my most fav one of the many mosques I've seen in Turkey. There's nothing special about it looking from the outside. Just a small, grey like most of the other grander mosques. Coming from the back street of Spice Bazaar and... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Come for the tiles, stay for the chandeliers. This hidden treasure is well worth a visit (there is a bit of construction starting now, though). The blues are stunning. The old tiles are beautiful.

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

A smaller, older mosque across the Galata Bridge which is not as popular as the other more grander mosques but inside it is famous for its tiles. You will see the mosque listed in guide books and is worth seeking out.

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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Beautifully designed and built. The exterior is exquisite and the interior very comfortable and pleasant. Such peace and harmony.

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

big mosque facing the galata bridge after long walk in uskudar we came back to eminonu and was time for prayer we did and you get out very fresh to continue the walk to the amazing street

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