Had it not been included in our tour package, we probably wouldn't have visited the Rustem Pasha mosque. Although it was built by the famed Ottoman architect, Sinan it's much smaller than his other constructions like the Suleymaniye mosque. It's definitely a hidden gem and I'm glad we had the chance to go. Of all the tile work we saw in Istanbul, the Rustem Pasha was my favorite and it was so well preserved. Our guide told us that the Rustem Pasha mosque was named the "best ancient mosque" by Newsweek a few years back. Considering how many how ancient mosques there are out there, that's quite the acknowledgement.
We showed up right as the call to prayer went out, so we had to hang out until everyone finished up praying.
Booker and Ike did their best to disrupt the prayers of any remaining stragglers.