The Historical Healing Baths of Izmir, the City Where Death Does Not Enter - GeziBilen

The Historical Healing Baths of Izmir, the City Where Death Does Not Enter

The Historical Healing Baths of Izmir, the City Where Death Does Not Enter

There are many thermal springs and baths all across the province of İzmir from Bergama, Dikili, and Menemen to the north, Çeşme and Seferihisar to the west, Tire to the south and Ilica and Balçova in the capital town. That is why İzmir was called as a city ‘’where death cannot enter’’ ‘’the city where testimonies are never opened’’.

Yes, in this text we will inform you about the distinguished baths İn İzmir renowned for their healing waters.

Even though there are only a few baths that have survived in the city centre of İzmir, the ones that have stood the test of time still provide healing to people. Many of them have no inscriptions, but we know that they date back to 16th and 18th centuries. So, let’s now hit the path to discover these unique bathhouses of rare beauty...

Historical Karataş Hoşgör Bathhouse                    

Address: Karataş Mevki, 360 Sok., No:10 Karataş, 35260 Konak/İzmir

Working Hours: 07:00-23:00

Telephone: (0232) 425 20 93

The exact construction year of this structure is not known, but it is estimated that the waters in it have been running since the 18th century. Even though the original structure of the building has partially changed over time due to renovations, the bathhouse has survived in its traditional fabric.

Karantina Bathhouse

Address: Mithatpaşa, 181. Sok., No: 34, 35280 Konak/İzmir

Working Hours: 07:00-23:00 (Sadece Erkekler)

Telephone: (0232) 231 57 11

For this bathhouse in the quarter of Karantina still in operation, there are two assumptions with respect to its construction date: According to the first assumption, it was built simultaneously with the Quarantine Building in 1844. The aim was to prevent the contagious diseases to be transmitted by passengers who arrive in the city on ships in that period. The second assumption is that it was built at the same year in which the building that today houses the Mithatpaşa Vocational School for Technical & Industrial Professions. 

Basmane Bathhouse

Address: Etiler, Anafartalar Cad. No:890, 35240 Konak/İzmir

Working Hours: 06:00-23:00

Telephone: (0507) 453 33 01

This bathhouse that presumably dates back to 18th or 19th century is in good condition today. In this building with a wonderful ambience, you can enjoy an experience of a traditional Turkish bath.

Karşıyaka (Alibey) Bathhouse 

Address: Bahariye, 1671. Sok. No:88, 35600 Karşıyaka/İzmir

Working Hours: 09:00-18:00/20:00

Telephone: (0232) 368 53 18

It is estimated that the building that houses Alibey Bathhouse based on a different layout due to the location of its plot dates back to 19th century. The service in the bathhouse also focuses on the intimacy of the customers with employees who are good-humoured and always ready to assist customers… Alibey Bathhouse is one of the most beautiful bathhouses in İzmir.

Tevfikpaşa Bathhouse

Address: Hurşidiye, Anafartalar Cad., No:501, 35240 Konak/İzmir

Working Hours: 08:00-22:00 (Only for Men)

Telephone: (0232) 425 14 74

The bathhouse built of rubble stone and bricks has a different ground plan. Its inscription has not survived, but it presumably dates back to 19th century. The tulips on the walls of the bathhouse located next to the Mosque of Hasan Hoca gives it a fanciful and authentic appearance.

Lüks (Luxury) Bathhouse (Kadı Bathhouse)

Address: Kurtuluş, Anafartalar Cad., No:660, 35240 Konak/İzmir

Working Hours: 07:00-22:00

Telephone: (0232) 484 84 30

The construction year of the Lüks Bathhouse is not known. The structure built of cut stones presumably in 18th century bases on a double bath ground plan. The bathhouse that is one of the most popular bathhouses in İzmir has survived in good condition.

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