Rustem Pasha Mosque
The Rustem Pasa Mosque was built by famous Grand Vizier and son in law of Suleyman the Magnificent Rustem Pasha, the husband of Mihrimah Sultan. The mosque was designed by Sinan and is among the best small mosque of the city. The style used at that mosque is very different from the simplicity of Sinan and that period. It was constructed on the basement. All walls including pillars inside of the mosque and the facade of the mosque covered with famous Iznik tiles. The ceiling of the mosque contains a central dome, the diameter of which is 15.50 meters and is surrounded by full and half-domes that provide support to the central dome.
Rustem Pasa Mosque suffered damage in a fire in 1660. After the earthquake of Istanbul in 1776, both the minaret and the dome of the mosque came to the ground. It was renovated but during the renovation, the ruined dome and minaret fell short of the reality of the structure of Sinan the Architect.
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