Rüstem Pasha Mosque
Coordinate: 41º01’03.42’’K 28º58’07.77’’D Height: 9 m
It is the single minaret structure built in the coastal part west of New Mosque. It was built by Mimar Sinan in request of Rüstem Pasha, the Grand Vizier and groom of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-1966), in years between 1561 and 1562. The courtyard can be reached by the stairs at the four side of the mosque for being built two floored. Worshipping area has a rectangular plan in the size of 20 to 27 meters. The center is covered by a 15,5 meter high dome supported by piers. Rüstem Pasha Mosque is famous with its Iznik Tiles of second half of 16th century, when Ottoman tile art reached its peak.