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“Most beautiful mosque in Istanbul”

Rustem Pasha Mosque
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US$63.33*
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Morning Coffee Taste and Make Tour Plus a Visit to Rustem Pasha Mosque
Ranked #14 of 1,033 things to do in Istanbul
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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.
Istanbul, Turkey
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Most beautiful mosque in Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

To my point of view, this mosque of Sinan is the most interesting structure in the entire Golden Horne area, actually even in the entire city.
Everything is blue. The tiles are so elegant. The mosque which is near of the Spice Bazaar looks simple from outside, but if you enter, you will find a hidden gem.
My favorite mosque in Istanbul. Don't miss it!

Visited February 2013
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Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Small, precious beauty!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

Rüstem Pasha Mosque always enchants me with its most beautiful tiles and carved woodwork (doors).
Don't miss this mosque, you don't need to see all the big ones - but this one, really I mean it, go there for a quiet, beautiful, enriching visit.
To get there: take the right turn inside spice bazaar and just follow the narrow street through the souk, until you see the minaret on the right! (Actually it is also very near to "La Maison d'Alep" which is just around the corner - read my review for it here on TripAdvisor, too)

Visited November 2013
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Aargau
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A trouvaille above the bazaar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

When you fint this mosque it is fantastic: The whole mosque is decorated with blue Iznik tiles. This mosque is really blue!

Visited October 2013
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Aspen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“both a fine mosque and a Iznik museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

this is the finest collection of Iznik tiles. When these tiles were designed and fabricated, they were the highest quality in the world. A wonderful variety and combinations which can be viewed both up close and as an ensemble.

Visited October 2013
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Nelson, New Zealand
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Beautiful little mosque, tucked away but very easily accessible. Right next to the spice bazaar, near the New Mosque. Quiet as less known about I guess. Stunning colours, lovely souvenirs for sale at very reasonable prices. Recommended for all. Free entry.

Visited October 2013
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