The Rüstem Pasha Mosque (Turkish: Rüstem Paşa Camii) is an Ottoman mosque near the Spice Bazaar located in the Hasırcılar Çarşısı (Strawmat Weavers Market) in the Tahtakale neighborhood of the Fatih district, Istanbul, Turkey. Named for Rüstem Pasha, who served as Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire under Sultan Suleiman I, it was designed by the Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan and completed in around 1563.
The Rüstem Pasha Islamic cultural center was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for the Grand Vizier Rüstem Pasha. Rüstem Pasha was the husband of one of the daughters of Suleiman the Magnificent by Hurrem Sultan, Mihrimah Sultan, and served as Grand Vizier (a role comparable to a European prime minister) from 1544 to 1553 and from 1555 to 1561. In this capacity, Rüstem Pasha effected marked changes on the economy of the Ottoman state. His economic regime focused on developing the Ottoman economy internally and reducing ties and dependence with Christian Europe, which he was hostile to. His approach to commerce resulted in the discontinuation of trading practices developed under Rüstem Pasha’s predecessor and confusion throughout the Empire, where Rüstem Pasha’s attempts to decentralize trade empowered local leaders, limiting the efficacy of the Grand Vizier’s attempts to cut off trade with the Portuguese and Venetians.
Seetheworldwith Daph | Feb 4, 2018
It was made for Rustem pasha which is located closer to spice market and new mosque. And it has the best tiles; better than Blue Mosque
RRR | Oct 26, 2017
CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL 2019. Check out the Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque instead for incredible tile work.
Adnan Mordeniz | Apr 7, 2017
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...
Rob Nord | Jun 8, 2017
One of my favourite mosques - due to its tiles in and outside the entrances. Don't miss it.
Ossamah Umar | Sep 9, 2017
Unfortunately there is some restoration going on. But don't miss to visit the Masjid
Amir Shehzad | Apr 15, 2018
The Rüstem Pasha Islamic cultural center was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for the grand vizier Rüstem Pasha. He died at age 61 in July 1561 and the mosque was built after his death from around 1563
RRR | May 24, 2018
CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL 2019. Check out the Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque instead for incredible tile work (The one near Küçük Ayasofya, not the one on the other side of the Galata Bridge).
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