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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“iznik tiles” (130 reviews)
“spice bazaar” (159 reviews)
“small mosque” (61 reviews)
Hasircilar Carsisi | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Rustem Pasha Mosque is located 5 minutes walk from Spice Bazaar. It can be a small challenge to find the enrance door as it is quite small, however the mosque itself is not giant but a small one. However being another masterpiece by architect Sinan...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Entrance is deceivingly dull, but the mosque has exquisite tiles in a bewildering range of patterns. A must-see for tile afficionados. Close to the spice market area and shops that sell excellent souvenir and utility items.

Thank BostonGCC
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank adnanmordeniz
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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

Thank RGluckmaith
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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...More

3  Thank archil a
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.

Thank jtolson
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...More

Thank ワンケディ
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...More

Thank Aliza J
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.

Thank G M
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.

Thank PrestonGuild
Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
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
16 April 2017|
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
P'zah C
8 February 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.