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“A wander and wonder on my last day in Istanbul”

Rustem Pasha Mosque
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Morning Coffee Taste and Make Tour Plus a Visit to Rustem Pasha Mosque
Ranked #14 of 1,051 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.
Gauteng, South Africa
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“A wander and wonder on my last day in Istanbul”
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

This moderately small octagonal mosque is situated in the Faith district of Istanbul. The interior is walled in exquisite Iznik tiles - the best quality ever produced - and beautiful inlaid wood work on the doors and sections of the ceilings. This site is situated within walking distance and close proximity to the spice market and definitely worth a visit. Although this mosque does not receive as many visitors, this mosque is a gem worth visiting as it is also the first example of Mimar Sinan, a great Ottoman architect's work.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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“Impressive”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Absolutely beautiful and worth visitong. Inside is blue. One of the places I liked mosed in Istanbul.

Visited April 2014
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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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“Uncrowded Mosque”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This mosque was not packed, so you could understand how things were set up better. Also, there were tiles and decorations going down to the floor, so we could see them better

Visited August 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“A hidden gem”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

In the midst of bustling streets is this tranquil hideaway, elevated above the street level.
Its entrance is a fairly small archway that leads up winding stairs to a platform overlooking the street traders and roofscape. Inside it is a spectacular showcase of the best variety of Iznik tile designs, with every surface seeming to have a different design and all of them within easy sight.
Do look out for the exquisite craftsmanship of the corner tiles, with the uppermost one being the most complex shape of any Iznik tile that you will find.
Even just sitting in the courtyard is a blissful break from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding street markets.

Visited April 2014
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Karachi, Pakistan
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“Sultan”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Due to history mosque i like it other wise the name rustum is a hate ful in in Islamic history.
The surrounding area is very. Dirty and ful of mosquitoes,the slow at the basement are fine but. Very expensive.

Visited August 2014
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