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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Doesn't have the grandeur of Sulemaniye or the Blue Mosque, but the interior of this mosque has the most exquisite tile work. Its tiny in comparison to its more famous compatriots but that adds to its charm, as you can get up close to the tiles and see the individual brush strokes on each hand-painted masterpiece. This mosque is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is not a huge mosque, but the ceramic tiles adorn the walls are very special and beautiful. Just fell in love with the colours of the ceramic tiles. It's located in one of the busiest shopping districts of historical downtown area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This mosque is not so well-known, but has exquisite tile work and is definitely worth a visit. Located not far from the ferry points and other better-known mosques.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The place is surely for praying. But for not muslims it turns into a place to enjoy beauty of accurate paintings, architecture and light play. Try to come here at the sunset to enjoy the orange, velvet and pink shadows on the walls and ceiling that penetrate through the windows... A place for reset and enjoyment...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Not the most fascinating or beautiful place we visited when in Istanbul, but a necessary stop historically. It is pretty much a 19th century "palace" - more European than Turkish. But it was interesting, nevertheless.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We tried to visit today 7th Sept 2016 and found it closed for renovation ! Bummer. 5 stars given on strength of previous visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

One of the most impressive and beautiful collections of Ottoman Turkish Iznik tiles anywhere. This is a must-visit mosque if you are in Istanbul. The interior is covered wall-to-wall with the most amazing Iznik tiles, consequently if you stand in the middle of the mosque which is bathed with light coming from all four directions, you will get a taste... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Rustem Pasha Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in the area, the most interesting thing that if you look at the tiles detailed you will see all is coplately diffrent to comparing with the other mosques, and the atmosphere in there that you feel is very peaceful, that was nice to see such a place

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