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Rüstem Paşa Mosque

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  • Construction year: 1561-1562
  • The city it is located in: İstanbul
  • The borough it is located in: Eminönü
  • The neighbourhood it is located in: Tahtakale
  • Address: Uzunçarşı Avenue, Tahtakale, Eminönü
  • How to reach the place: Located on the Eminönü Square, the mosque is easily accessible from any location. At Eminönü, keeping the Süleymaniye Mosque and Complex in view, this mosque will be to your right.
  • Monument type: Mosque
  • The function today: Mosque
  • The ownership: Directorate of Pious Foundations
  • The bibliography that link the building to Sinan: TE, TB, TM
  • Information about the monument: This is one of Sinan’s best known works, due to the Iznik tiles, unparalleled in magnificence, that cover the whole interior space as well as its structural design features. The richness and variety of the tiles recreate a 16th century tile museum with a glowing effect in all colors. The transition Sinan was able to achieve between the congested and chaotic streets of Tahtakale and the contrasting light quality in this interior space, decorated with tiles, is an extraordinary architectural experience. The mosque has been repaired several times after earthquake damage through centuries, and as a result, the roof structure is no longer original. However, the mosque’s architectural design in an urban setting, with its tiles and its masonry details, reveals the luminous 16th century ambience to the beholder.
  • The other monuments of Sinan similar to this building: Rüstem Paşa Madrasa, Haseki Hürrem Sultan Tomb, Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) Mosque, Sultan Süleyman Tomb, Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) Madrasa (Evvel), Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) Madrasa (Sani), Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) Madrasa (Salis), Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) Madrasa (Rabi), Sultan Süleyman (Abu's Suud Efendi) Hadith College, Sultan Süleyman Medical School, Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) Darülkurra, Sultan Süleyman Elementary School, Sultan Süleyman Medical School, Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) Hospice, Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) Caravanserai, Sultan Süleyman (Dökmeciler) Bath House, Hüsrev Kethuda Darülkurra, Semiz Ali Paşa Caravanserai (Han),
  • The other monuments similar to this building: Yenicami Mosque, Balkapanı Han, Spice Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı), 4. Vakıf Han, Sirkeci Train Station, Tahtakale Bath House
  • Last Update: 01.12.2015
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