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"The Rüstem Pasha Mosque (Turkish: ' Rüstempaşa Camii') is an Ottoman mosque located in Hasırcılar Çarşısı (Strawmat Weavers Market) in the Tahtakale neighborhood, of the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey. The Rüstem Pasha Mosque was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for Grand Vizier Damat Rüstem Pasha (husband of one of the daughters of Suleiman the Magnificent, Princess Mihrimah). Rüstem Pasha died in July 1561 and the mosque was built after his death from around 1561 until 1563.[1]"

Source: Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%BCstem_Pasha_Mosque

A view looking straight up at the main dome. Non muslims are allowed in with a few reasonable rules. No shoes, visitors area only, no flash, & not during main prayers. The outside of the mosque can be seen in the wiki link above.

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