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Rustem Pasha Mosque, Istanbul

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Rustem Pasha Mosque showcases exquisite works of Ottoman art and architecture. Known foremost for the stunning Iznik tiles that create floral and geometric patterns across the porch, walls, and columns throughout the building, the mosque has been the source of the popularity of Iznik pottery. The chandeliers help to light up the spectacular art, carvings, and carpets that furnish this spiritual place. As a tourist, you may not visit the mosque during prayer time (during or around sunset and sunrise), and it is considered impolite to visit during group prayers or sermons. You must wear modest clothing and remove shoes before you enter. Ask your accommodation about how to get to the mosque and for prayer schedules. Put Rustem Pasha Mosque on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Istanbul tour planner.
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  • 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 accomplishe...  more »
  • 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 cover...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Beautiful mosque, sober, elegant, charming. An easy walk from The Galata bridge area. Fascinating for its interior completely decorated by beautiful tiles that will surprise you. If you have the time visit it, you won't regret it.
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  • Rustem Pass is built by famous architect Mimar Sinan in 16 th century. Interior of mosque covered by famous iznik tiles especially tulip designed tiles perfect...
  • One of my favourite mosques - due to its tiles in and outside the entrances. Don't miss it.
  • Lovely Osmanli Masjid (Cami)
  • Also one of the masterpieces by Mimar Sinan, this mosque is close to the Yeni sami mosque
  • Located in Istanbul, Turkey. It is a 16th Century ottoman Mosque. Very beautiful from the inside as well as the outside.

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