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Rustem Pasha Mosque, Istanbul

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#8 of 141 in Historic Sites in Istanbul
Architectural Building Religious Site
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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The bustling downtown core of old Istanbul is the popular choice among tourists wanting a short walking distance to the city's biggest attractions. Here you'll find hostel-style accommodations and reasonably priced and traditionally decorated hotels, as well as bed and breakfasts and inns with views overlooking the sea. Though often the most affordable, accommodations in the old city can be very overrun with tourists and street solicitors. If you seek a more relaxed stay, consider lodging near Taksim Square. This new, trendy neighborhood is a short 15-20 minute ride from the old city, but puts you closer to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Though the newer area of the city is a bit more upscale, you'll also find moderately priced hotels and some hostels. Look for luxury hotels in the western suburbs close to the airport, overlooking the banks of Bosphorus.
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  • 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 question...  more »
  • 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 powe...  more »
  • Small and exquisite it may be, but it is still being restored so don't expect it to be open soon. The wild, untouristic market around it is good compensation, though.  more »
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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.