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This mosque was positioned on a hill overlooking the harbor at Eminonu. Today, the local pigeons make their home in its graceful domes and arches.
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Rustem Pasa Mh. | Eminonu, Istanbul 34116, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

You can still enter this mosque but it is covered for the largest part as it is under restoration. As a lot of places in Istanbul.

Thank Charl0tte01
Reviewed 7 September 2017

As I was in Turkey I was interested in seeng as much of the cultural aspects of the city, which includes visits to Mosques which there are many. This one is particulary beautiful in design and style. Its grand domes with woderful caligrafi as decor,...More

Thank Tony V
Reviewed 27 August 2017

With the very extensive renovations happening, there really is no reason to visit. A tiny area of the mosque is visible and none of the domed ceiling. There's a photo that shows it in all its splendour and maybe one day it will be awesome,...More

Thank masaccio
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We went to visit this great mosque - however it's under renovation and everything is shut off, no original features can be seen. Don't bother to visit at this moment as it will be a waste of time

Thank siddiqa k
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I had described the rustem Pasha camii as bluer then the Blue Mosque, but this has even more blue decoration. From afar, there seem to be an incredible number of small domes surrounding the main dome. It appears to be surrounded by a swarm of...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a huge mosque in the Eminonu area. It is about 1-2 km walk from the Sultanahmet square. Very well decorated mosque. The Bosphorus bridge and boat are near it. A must visit.

Thank JoyShurjo
Reviewed 24 January 2017

It was built around 1665 so it is not that new but the name it is popularly known as is the New Mosque. It is near the Spice Bazaar but I always think the people mistaken it for other mosques because of the similar architecture.

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

It is probably a great facility. However it's under major construction so unable to enter. It near the Spice Bazaar so if there check it out.

Thank G L
Reviewed 16 November 2016

this mosque is in Eminonu on the Golden Horn not far from the Egyptian bazaar and it gives istanbul some of its islamic architecture. it appears in many pictures specifically with the pigeons flying around it or being fed by tourists and locals.

Thank Rania H
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Its my favourite in Istanbul. It is having a face lift at this time. Its next to the Misru Bazar you cant mess it when at Eminünü.

Thank ThegilaniAK
Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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Adriana S
22 July 2015|
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Response from Tom L | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. But not for tourists. So the mosque is open, but there is a huge sign and staff watching over. If you want to go for prayer (if you're muslim), it's ok. Blue mosque, likewise is opened I believe all night long... More