About Rüstem Pasha Mosque

Rüstem Pasha Mosque, located in the Hasırcılar Bazaar in the Tahtakale district of Istanbul, Fatih district.


Sadra of Suleiman the Magnificentzamand the same zamIt was built by Mimar Sinan for Damat Rüstem Pasha, who was the husband of his daughter Mihrimah Sultan at the time (1561). It is said that the mosque was finished in the water property (Konya) dated 1562. However, even though it is written like that in the license, Mimar Sinan was still struggling with the determination and preparation of the location of the mosque in 1562. Its completion can be estimated between 1562 and 1564. The names of the previous masjid in the place of the mosque are known as Halil Efendi Masjid or Kenise (Church) Masjid. Since the place of this mosque remained in the pit, Mimar Sinan built a subbasement by making shops under the mosque. Rüstem Pasha Mosque was established on the place of the mosque.

Evliya Çelebi also mentioned the Rüstem Pasha mosque.


The mosque can be reached by stairs on both sides. The plan is rectangular, with the central dome arches sit on four elephant feet and columns. The last congregation place has six columns and five domes. Arches, columns and a wooden fringed and fringed part were added to the front. Rüstem Pasha Mosque is covered with tiles all the way up to the dome skirts. Particularly tulip motif tiles are considered one of the most successful examples of Ottoman tile art. The fountain of the mosque is on the left.

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