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Rustem Pasha Mosque

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 and is noted for the very fine tiles covering the interior and exterior walls.
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“spice bazaar” (162 reviews)
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Hasircilar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

Just like all churches are not the same and express their individual creativity, so with mosques. My guide took me here...one of her favorite spots, and I thank her for it. Again, what was accomplished without computers, and modern equipment is beyond belief.

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Difficult to find - has a blink and you'll miss it entrance near the spice bazaar, you need to climb up some stairs to enter, however it's currently under renovation so all original features are covered up. Don't bother to visit at the moment. This...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

Visitors often overlook this spectacular but small mosque next to the Spice Market. Don't be among them. The inside walls are dramatically sheathed in colorful 16th-century tiles.

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Reviewed July 14, 2017

This mosque was recommended to us by several locals, so we went to visit, expecting something special. Well, it is anything but special, nor interesting. It's just an ordinary underwhelming mosque with no uniqueness whatsoever.

Thank TheShis
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Rustam Pasha Mosque is very impressive Building with unique Tile work. It is close to Grand Bazar & Spice Market.

Thank Farrukh S
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

This mosque is like a hidden gem in the shopping centre of Eminönü,The moment I stepped in I was transformed a world of beautiful designs. All created with beautiful tiles. Would love to come here again.

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Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

I went there again on June 20, 2017, to visit this mosque and it was still closed for restoration works! They closed it in mid-May 2016 to restore it and the works are still on going. Maybe they could re-open it next summer if they...More

Thank Nayla B
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

Rustem Pasha Mosque may not be as magnificent as the Blue Mosque or Hagia Sophia but it has a wealth of artistry. Rustem Pasha was Viser, sort of Prime Minister, for Suleyman the Magnificent. His mosque, though comparatively small, was designed by the brilliant architect...More

Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

This was my husband's favorite mosque of all that we saw in Istanbul. There were several young girls in the middle section who introduced themselves as being Muslims and invited us to ask any questions of their faith or the Mosque itself. The young woman...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

If you are a fan of blue tilework, then this is the place for you!. There is a bewildering array of patterns. Unusually, the tiling goes almost to the base of the dome, which reflects the immense power and wealth of Vizier Rustem, who was...More

2  Thank Rod F
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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
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jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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Jeffry B
April 16, 2017|
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Response from aminephily | Reviewed this property |
if you go to Eminonu tram station right at the marina you look toward the land you will see it is 3 mns walk to it
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P'zah C
February 7, 2017|
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Response from UBrummyZ | Reviewed this property |
Really sorry we were there in October so can't give you any updated news.
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