"Rustem Pasa Camii" Rustem Pasa Camii - Rustem Pasha Mosque Tip by Hopkid

by Hopkid
  • Rustem Pasa Camii - Istanbul
  • Rustem Pasa Camii - Istanbul
  • Rustem Pasa Camii - Istanbul
  • Rustem Pasa Camii - Istanbul
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    by Hopkid

Rustem Pasa is a small charming and even unassuming mosque seeing as it has a lone minaret and is located above the street chatter amongst the multitude of shops and street sellers in the nearby narrow streets. But this is one of Mimar Sinan's architectural masterpieces. It was built in 1560 for Rustem Pasa, the son-in-law and grand vizier of Suleyman the Magnificent. Fabulous Iznik tiles are used on the exterior as well as the interior of this small space which makes it appear much more grand than its size would indicate. Rita said that if she were Muslim, this is the mosque she would be worshipping at.

Rustem Pasa Camii should be on the list of every visitor's must-see sights.

Address: Hasircilar Caddesi, Tahtakale
Directions: Near the west end of the square with Yeni Camii and the Spice Market. Look for the small sign that leads up a set stone steps to the main floor of the mosque.
Phone: 212.526.73.50

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  • Written Apr 27, 2008
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