The Rustem Pasha Mosque is unique in that it sits on a high terrace above the hustle and bustle of the bazaar – many visitors don’t even realize it is there. Two staircases lead from the street up to the terrace and a colonnaded porch that stands in front of the diminutive mosque. However, the mosque may be best known for its extensive use of colorful Iznik tiles set in a variety of floral and geometric designs. Indeed, it could be considered one of the most lavish mosques in Istanbul, with tiles covering the outer façade, interior walls and four large pillars.
Tours & Tickets
Explore Istanbul’s culinary scene through the city’s rich history and culture on this 6-hour small-group walking tour. Created by a noted author and authority ... Read more
Location: İstanbul, Turkey
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
Discover three top Istanbul attractions in the city’s UNESCO-listed Sultanahmet neighborhood on a 4-hour private tour! While learning about the Ottoman days of ... Read more
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)