Baths, the Symbol of Cleanliness

Baths, the Symbol of Cleanliness

Baths, the Symbol of Cleanliness

These exceptional places, which have survived from the Ottoman period to the present day, keep the traditional Turkish bath culture alive. With its Göbektaş ritual, historical atmosphere and the opportunity to get away from the noise of the city, Istanbul baths promise visitors both a physical and mental renewal.


Kulaksız (Earless) Turkish Bath

<html><p>In his famous book "Essays", French Author Montaigne mentions that the Muslims in the Ottoman Empire go to Turkish bath three or four times a week. And he adds that this frequency is "excessive and unnecessary". However, while the citizens frequently went to the Turkish baths in the Ottoman time, they also had bathrooms at home and took a bath almost every day...</p><p>A significant part of these Turkish baths, which has a special place among the public buildings in the Ottoman Empire, has survived.&nbsp;As the bath culture has always been a part of Turkish people's social life, hygiene and cleanliness was very important in the past as in today. Turkish bath is an important proof of cleanliness and hygiene. Besides, it was kind of a socialisation place back then. People used to gather in the Turkish baths, chat for hours and have a good time. </p><p>There are plenty of Turkish baths around Istanbul remaining from the Ottoman era. Kulaksız (Earless) Turkish Bath is one of them and located Kaptanpaşa Neighbour in Beyoğlu District. Located at the junction of the two streets, the historical bath is used today for a different purpose. </p><p>The currently inactive building was also mentioned in the work of Evliya Çelebi. It is narrated that the caretakers working at the Kulaksız Turkish Bath were deaf, and mostly the deaf people preferred this Turkish Bath. Most probably it derived its name from that.</p></html>

Hagia Sophia Hurrem Sultan Bath

<p>The Haseki Hürrem Sultan Hamam, which has a place among the historical baths of Istanbul, is located between two important places such as the Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque. This situation provides a great advantage in terms of domestic and foreign visitors to show interest in the hammam throughout the year. As the name suggests, it was built by Hürrem Sultan. He has his signature on many buildings in Istanbul and various cities of Anatolia at that time.</p><p>Hürrem Sultan, who had the bath specially built for Mimar Sinan, took the completed form of the building in 1557. The building, which was built on the location of the previously demolished Zeuksippos Baths, is also a double bath as it has two sections for women and men. In these two sections, there are specially hot, warm and cold parts. The bath, which continued to serve actively until 1910 after the period it was built, ceases its activities after this year. The building, which was closed for a long time, was used as a prison for a period when the Sultanahmet Prison was full. On the other hand, this building was also used as a paper warehouse for a period.</p><p>By 1957, the scope of the bath is undergoing some kind of repair and renovation work. In this way, the tiredness of the past is removed from the structure and it remains faithful to its original state. The repair process takes about a year, but despite all these efforts, the building is used as a carpet store until 2007.</p><p>The bathing section of Hagia Sophia Hürrem Sultan Bath, where it is possible to encounter the features of classical Ottoman baths, is 75 meters long. On the other hand, this bath is a first in terms of structural architecture in the Ottoman Empire in terms of the fact that the entrances of the men's and women's sections are on the same axis.</p><p>Finally, we should mention that the decorations on the pointed arched windows in the dressing rooms of the bath, which are adjacent to the hot sections, are quite remarkable and eye-catching.</p>

Cemberlitas Bath

<p>Cemberlitas Bath, which is shown among the historical baths of Istanbul, is located on the famous Divan Road. This road is known as the Road of Emperors. Divan Road, which is closed to vehicle traffic, is used in Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods. In the Ottoman Empire, this way is given great importance in terms of state protocol. The location of Çemberlitaş Bath on such a precious street makes this place even more valuable. The bathhouse is also close to the monument created during the reign of Constantine I. In the opposite part of the bath, there are some building groups except Köprülü Mehmed Pasha Mosque. Among these structures, the tomb, madrasah, burial and library can be listed as priority. Therefore, it can be said that it has a social complex.</p><p>Çemberlitaş Bath is built as a result of Nurbanu Sultan's efforts. At that time, it was aimed to generate an economic income for a complex located in Üsküdar district. As it is known, Nurbanu Sultan III. He is Murad's mother. According to the information written in the original inscription, Çemberlitaş Bath was built in 1584. It is seen that the bath is also the work of Mimar Sinan. One of the most important features of this place is that it has the status of a double bath. Its sections are designed as adjacent to each other.</p><p>Facing towards Vezir Inn, Çemberlitaş Bath remains in a relatively hollow due to the change in the elevation of the road. For this reason, the entrance to the bath is made by descending the stairs. There is a large fringe on the men's section. Its six-line inscription is located above this door. Women section is entered from the section where Sultan Mahmut Tomb is located. The historical Çemberlitaş Bath stands in a very unique place in the architecture of the bath with its special plan and interior decorations in the hot sections. The new houses and shops built around it and the fact that the women's section was not used properly caused the bath to lose its importance over time.</p>

Oruculer Bath

<html><p>The Turkish baths, which have been given great importance throughout history and which have reached to the present day as a tradition, were the main structures of the period based on cleaning, hygiene and socialization. People visited the baths, were scrubbed and cleaned three or four times a week. In addition, baths talks were among the enjoyable habits of old times. In addition, the bathhouse was a type of structure that was given importance because it is known that almost every sultan had baths in cities that they wanted.</p><p>The tradition of bath survives centuries later ... Even though the old tradition of socialization and the frequency of use are not seen in today's baths, pleasant, stress-relieving, cleanliness and hygiene structures are still important. Oruculer Bath, one of these buildings, is located in Fatih district of Istanbul.</p><p>The historical Oruculer Bath, in a modest building that draws attention with its mystical atmosphere, is known for its rectangular planned architecture, dome and authentic ambiance. In the traditional type of bath, which attracts attention with its marble and tiles in the interior, the options of having a bath, massage or bathing himself/herself and scrubbing on novel stone, are offered. Sauna is available. Oruculer Bath has been hosting visitors in the same place for nearly 600 years. Finally, the taste of tea brewed in wood fire, served at the exit, is legendary.</p></html>

Vezneciler Turkish Bath

<html><p>The Vezneciler Turkish Bath was built in 1481 by the Ottoman Sultan Beyazıt II to provide income to the Süleymaniye Madrasah. . The other information about this Turkish Bath reveals that although it was put into service as a mansion bath, it was later opened to the public. The Turkish Bath, which served many important statesmen and Pashas, was renovated in 1950. Bearing traces of history from the past to the present, the structure is worth seeing with its ornaments on its marble columns.</p><p>Located in Fatih, Istanbul, opposite the Kuyucu Murat Paşa Shrine, the Vezneciler Turkish Bath takes its name from the district in which it is located, that is Vezneciler. It is easy to access due to its proximity to Kapalı Çarşı (the Grand Bazaar), Beyazıt Mosque, Şehzade Paşa Mosque, and Süleymaniye Mosque that are one of the first historical sites of the city that comes to mind;&nbsp;Vezneciler Turkish Bath is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The first and only historic Turkish Bath built on two floors continues to serve both men and women today. </p><p>Vezneciler Turkish Bath can be a good alternative to relax your body and ensure your inner peace. You can experience the Turkish Bath experience, which is a reflection of Turkish culture, by lying to the famous heated marble platform and getting a massage.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></html>

Gedikpaşa Hamam

<html><p>The Gedikpaşa Hamam is located on the Street with the same name in İstanbul. The inscription of this historical hamam is not available. According to the information provided by Ekrem Ayverdi, Gedik Ahmet Paşa built this place to provide financial support for the complex with the same name. This place is a foundation asset according to the information in the Foundations of İstanbul Cadastral Book. Despite that, it is not exactly known which foundation it was. </p><p>The inscription of the historical hamam was given to Münşeat upon the instructions of Tacizade Sadi Çelebi. As can be understood from the inscription, the construction date of the hamam is 1475. The Gedikpaşa Hamam which reflects the architectural characteristics of the period was seriously damaged in fires at different dates. Especially the fires of 1660, 1725 and 1865 made this place almost unusable. However, necessary repairs were rendered after these fires and the hamam continued functioning. The fire in 1865 damaged this place as well as the Sabuncu Han. This hamam, which is still actively used, is in the class of double hamams. The men’s section is larger than the other section of the hamam. </p><p>The Gedikpaşa Hamam which is among the biggest central hamams in the city is referred to in many sources. Despite that, its address is given wrong in the “Hamams of İstanbul” list prepared by Neşet Köseoğlu. The entrance to both sections of the Gedikpaşa Hamam is on the same side. Despite that, the entrance of the women’s section is about 15 meters behind the entrance of the men’s section. As the level of the street where the hamam is located has been elevated today, unfortunately the hamam is positioned on a lower level. Therefore, the front courtyard is accessed by stepping down the stairs.&nbsp;</p></html>

Sultanahmet Turkish Bath

<html><p class="MsoNormal">Sultanahmet Turkish Bath is located in the Fatih district of Istanbul, in the area of Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia) and Sultanahmet Mosque (the Blue Mosque). Sultanahmet Turkish Bath, which can be reached in a very short time from the Sultanahmet tram stop, is a striking point with both easy access and its historical ambiance. </p><p class="MsoNormal">The 17th-century structure, which has great importance in the Turkish bath culture, is blended with the Ottoman architectural tradition, and it attracts attention with its marble-decorated architecture, navel stone, steam room, and a quite spacious area. The historic Turkish bath, which also underwent restoration in various periods, has separate sections for men and women. </p><p class="MsoNormal">As an interesting detail, the Turkish bath is an ancient tradition and has been used for hygiene purposes for centuries. Because the Turkish bath experience, which promises a separate pleasure in baths with a historical atmosphere, can be experienced with different alternatives. For example, because it is located in a tourist spot, it can be busy, especially in the summer, and the staff can also give massage service. And the pouch made by the bath attendant is a must for the bath. On the other hand, you can take soap and pouch and hygiene yourself. This place is waiting for anyone looking for a one-two-hour bath to revive his body.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Let's note that the location, where there are hotels and many restaurants and cafes, is also within walking distance of the Çemberlitaş Turkish Bathhouse, which dates to the 16th century.&nbsp;</p></html>

Galatasaray Turkish Bath

<p>Galatasaray Hammam, which is among the most precious baths of Istanbul, is located in the complex of the same name. Sultan II. The building, in which Beyazıt leads, was built in 1481. There are some stories told about the construction process of Galatasaray Bath. According to the reports, Sultan Beyazıt draws his attention to a club while walking around the area where today's high school and bathhouse are located. He learns that this hut belongs to Gül Baba. Later, the Sultan wants to go and meet Gül Baba in person and asks him if he wants anything from him. On the other hand, Gül Baba wishes a social complex to be built on this land. He especially desires this complex to rule for years. Since Gül Baba is among the beloved and respected people of the period, the sultan does not refuse this wish.</p><p>After a short time, this wish is fulfilled by Sultan Beyazıt. When Gül Baba dies, her investment is buried here. This historical hammam has been successfully serving Galatasaray High School students for many years. This subject is specifically addressed in the study titled “History of Galatasaray”. The bathhouse is located just behind the famous school in those years. Students come together in groups at certain periods and go to the bath. During that period, any foreign customer from outside is prevented from entering the bath.</p><p>Galatasaray Hammam holds both modern and traditional lines together. Serving many judges and sultans over time, the bath leaves an important mark in Ottoman history. The historical Galatasaray Bath, located on Turnacıbaşı Street, which is close to İstiklal, is carefully preserved in every period. Thanks to timely repairs and modernization efforts, it manages to survive to this day. As it is known, the famous actor Travolta also visited this bath for a period. At the same time, some episodes of the Magnificent Century series are shot here.</p>

Yeşildirek Turkish Bath

<html><p>Yesildirek Turkish Bath, also known as’ Yeşildirek Healing Bath', is located next to Haliç Metro Station in Beyoğlu district of Istanbul. </p><p>It is known that almost every Sultan built a Turkish Bathhouse centuries ago. The most important Turkish baths in the Ottoman period are the works of architect Sinan, whose works are still admired even today. One of them is Yeşildirek Turkish Bath and it is one of the most popular Turkish Baths with its central location. </p><p>It is believed that Ibrahim, the son of Sokullu Mehmet Pasha, built this bath, which is still in service with its men's section. Notably, it remains it's traditional to modern architecture, which has undergone some variations at different times. </p><p>The Turkish Bath, whose entrance gate overlooks the Golden Horn, is one of the most visited historical Turkish Baths in Istanbul. Yeşildirek Turkish Bath, as if coming out of the history pages, can be a good alternative for hygiene and relaxing your body. </p><p>Beyoğlu, a center of attraction in Istanbul the roots of which date back to the ages, is one of the important attraction points of foreign and domestic tourists in İstanbul. In the area, which reflects the Cosmopolitan concept of the city, you can also see and visit many structures dating back to the 1800s.&nbsp;</p></html>

Kılıç Ali Pasha Turkish Bath

<html><p>The Turkish have always valued the water structures greatly through their history. Therefore, fountains, cisterns, and bathhouses have met the public need all around the country in the pageant of history. These critical structures were essential in the Ottoman Empire, just as in the previous Turkish States. </p><p>Istanbul, the capital of the Ottoman Empire, was furnished with numerous water structures immediately after the conquest to meet the dense population's needs. Some of these historical structures have survived, and one of them is Kılıç Ali Pasha Turkish Bath. </p><p>Kılıç Ali Pasha was an important sailor who was the commander of the Ottoman navy, in other words, he was the Chief Admiral. He constructed many public buildings around the city, notably Kılıç Ali Pasha Turkish Bath, which was completed in 1583. The Turkish bath is one of Sinan the Architect's works, the Chief Architect of the Ottoman Palace. </p><p>Standing out with its big dome, this building has received many prizes, and its interior space is quite sophisticated and one of the specials among the historical bathhouses in Istanbul. In the bathhouse with its luxurious ambience, the details shine out such as the marbles renovated with restoration, spaciousness, powerful lightning, the comfort offered in the resting areas, as well as the intense usage of wood. In addition to the traditional Turkish bath services, the alternative of bath with children is offered. Moreover, massage services are available. Scrub on the navel stone is the most preferred service. </p><p>The bathhouse, also offering tea, coffee, homemade lemonade, promises comfort, hygiene and purification experience in the highest standards.</p></html>

Çinili Bath

<p>The Çinili Hamam, which was built by Kösem Sultan in 1640, was interrupted after the death of the sultan, and then continued by his brother and opened to service. The main purpose of construction of the bath was to serve the masters working for the construction of the mosque, and then the bath, which was decorated with tiles, would appear as a historical monument that has survived to the present day. Although the tiles in the mosque were stolen by thieves before they could survive, the image of tiles was given with the help of blue stones, remaining true to their originality. The bath, which has not undergone much repair work since the day it was built, has not lost much from its first day. So much so that, even after the big earthquake that took place on August 17, 1999, it was able to survive without any damage.</p><p>The Çinili Hamam, with a wall thickness of 2 meters, attracted the attention of many production companies, and continued to host TV series and productions both inside and outside. The whole bath is equipped with a natural heating system, during the winter months, heating is provided by throwing approximately 1 ton of wood into large boilers. The two most important criteria for baths are; cleanliness and hygiene. Authorities attach extra importance to this issue and underline that their visitors should not have doubts about it. Baths usually create a flattened air after a certain period of time due to the steam inside, but Çinili Hamam is also very lucky in this regard.</p><p>It is due to the high domes of the bath, which has a very large area. The light leakage of the holes in the domes also draws attention as one of the elements that refresh the atmosphere of the bath. For the extra hot weather that occurs especially in the summer months, the solution produced by the management; Approximately 370-year-old lanterns are put into service and the steam inside calms down and allows you to move freely.</p>

Acemoğlu Turkish Bath

<html><p class="ql-align-justify">Acemoğlu Turkish Bath, which is one of the most striking examples of Ottoman architecture and located within the borders of Fatih district of Istanbul, is also one of the most popular Turkish Baths from Ottoman period. Acemoğlu Turkish Hamam, which was operated by the family of Hamamizade Dede Efendi between 1778 and 1846, remained empty for a long time and then restoration was carried out under the leadership of Celal Agha Mansion Hotel.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">Acemoğlu Turkish Bath, which is still open to visitors today, is among the most popular Turkish Bath from Ottoman period where many bath organizations, especially bridal baths, take place. The Acemoğlu Mosque, which is one of the most important cultural treasures of Fatih district surrounded by countless Ottoman architectures such as social complex, mosques and primary schools, has unfortunately not survived until today.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">Acemoğlu literally means "child soldier raised for Janissaries". Acemoğlu Turkish Bath, was originally built as a part of the military station where these recruited children worked as Janissaries. The real name of the Turkish Bath was " Conscript Boys".</p><p class="ql-align-justify">Known as one of the oldest baths in the city, Acemoğlu Turkish Bath was acquired by the father of the greatest Ottoman composer İsmail Dede Efendi after the Janissaries were killed on June 15, 1826 (Sultan Mahmud II Period). Since then, the bath has served everyone. After his father died, İsmail Dede Efendi sold the Acemoğlu Turkish Bath and donated to the Yenikapı Derviş Mansion. The historical bath was rebuilt, together with the hotel next to it. Acemoğlu Turkish Bath, which serves as a hammam within the hotel, was one of the best examples of the Ottoman barracks bath for that period.</p><p><br></p></html>

Cağaloğlu Turkish Bath

<p>Cağaloğlu Hamam, one of the biggest double baths in Istanbul, is far from the typical Ottoman architecture. Unlike traditional Ottoman baths, the cold and hot sections have an interesting structure. The historical bath, which has been serving for more than 300 years, attracts the attention of foreign tourists who visit the city. As of today, the Turkish bath, steam bath and Turkish massage, has a cafe &amp; bar section.</p><p>The presence of both male and female sections of the Cağaloğlu Bath, which was built during the reign of Mahmut I, enabled it to gain the status of a double bath. In the first place, the purpose of establishment was to provide income for the library inside the Hagia Sophia Mosque. In Cağaloğlu Bath, which stands out as the largest bazaar bath in Istanbul, the transition between the cold and hot sections of the men's section is designed differently. The hot room is covered with a large dome placed on arches connected by eight marble columns.</p><p>Cağaloğlu Bath, which exhibits a different architectural style in terms of its general lines, is covered with buildings, with the glazing section of the bathhouse measuring 14 x 14 meters. Cağaloğlu Hamam, which was planned by Süleyman Ağa and built by Abdullah Ağa, welcomes visitors between nine in the morning, twelve and a half in the noon and between one and five in the evening.</p><p>Cağaloğlu Bath, which is visited by many local and foreign tourists throughout the year, has the title of being the last large bathhouse built in the Ottoman period. The café-bar part of the Cağaloğlu Bath, which carries the traces of the real Turkish culture and is one of the remarkable cultural heritages of the city, is highly developed today and provides a post-modern experience to the tourists.</p>

Aziziye Turkish Bath

<html><p class="MsoNormal ql-align-justify" style="text-align:justify">The historical Aziziye Bath located on Recaizade Street in Kadıköy, which has become one of the most populous districts of the Anatolian side of Istanbul, is an important structure built in the 1860s at the time of last years of the Ottoman sultan Sultan Abdulaziz.</p><p class="MsoNormal ql-align-justify" style="text-align:justify">Aziziye Bath consists of two separate sections for male and female like other Ottoman baths. The structure was restored several times since the time it was built and has survived to the present day. It has witnessed a complete change of the window part as a result of the repairs it has undergone and a significant change in the exterior of the second floor.</p><p class="MsoNormal ql-align-justify" style="text-align:justify">The temperature of Aziziye Bath located on Rıhtım Street is provided by a large dome covering the bath with incredibly well lightning. The historical Aziziye Bath, which is admired by every visitor with its rectangular navel stone and is still open to service today, reflects many different styles in terms of architectural style. </p><p class="MsoNormal ql-align-justify" style="text-align:justify">Aziziye Bath, which is open to visitors all the year round, is open to men between 06.00 and 23.00 during the day and open to women between 08.00 and 18.30. You should not miss the opportunity to experience the Turkish bath in an environment decorated with glamorous tiles of Aziziye Bath, which has a sauna due to its adapted restoration as per its original and today's conditions. </p><p class="MsoNormal ql-align-justify" style="text-align:justify">It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the history of this domed historical building, which has both hot and cold water and heated with a special mechanism, goes back to the Romans. All you have to do is to call the contact number in order to reach the updated information of Aziziye Bath, where there is not only Turkish bath and sauna, but also massage service and all of them are charged separately.&nbsp;</p></html>

Bulgurlu Turkish Bath

<html><p class="ql-align-justify">The historical Bulgurlu Turkish Bath on Bulgurlu Street, located within the borders of Üsküdar district of İstanbul, has a very central location in Kısıklı. The four line of poetry inscription of the bath, which was built by the mystic Sheikh Aziz Mahmud Hüdayi Efendi dating back to 1618, is as follows: </p><p class="ql-align-justify"><em>Pâk olur ecsâm aruk olur kulûb&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p class="ql-align-justify"><em>Görse bu üslûbu bir ehl-i nazar</em> </p><p class="ql-align-justify"><em>Didi tarihin kişi hammam-ı hûbath</em></p><p class="ql-align-justify">There is one room on both sides of the entrance door of Bulgurlu Turkish Bath, which is entered through a corridor from the street and differentiated from the typical Ottoman baths in terms of architectural aspect. In addition to the window part that can be reached by stairs, the trellis at the bottom left corner is definitely worth seeing.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">The most striking parts of Bulgurlu Turkish Bath, which also has dressing rooms, are the wide ceiling made of wood and the wooden column supporting it and the water-tank with a fountain made of monolithic marble. There is also a small dome on each of these private baths in Bulgurlu Turkish Bath, where the bathing area consists of only two rectangled private rooms. The most popular part of the bath, where all of them have eight basins, is the basin where Aziz Mahmud Efendi took bath. The inscription inside the window of Bulgurlu Turkish Bath, the construction of which dates back to 1618, is definitely worth seeing. Bulgurlu Turkish Bath, in the type of a single bath, serves men six days a week and women in the remaining day. Those who come to visit Bulgurlu Turkish Bath can also visit the nearby Bulgurlu Masjid, Bulgurlu Fountain, Bulgurlu Village Fountain, Meleksima Fountain, Çilehane Masjid, Kısıklı Fountain, Fatma Nezire Hanım Fountain and Libadiye Fountain.&nbsp;</p></html>

Kadirga Hamami

<html><p>Most of the Turkish baths (Hamam in Turkish) in Istanbul, scattered around the region described as the historical peninsula of the European Side, are touristic and extremely famous. One of them is Kadirga Hamami in Fatih district.</p><p>Kadırga Hamami, which makes you feel its authentic atmosphere from the entrance door, is located in an old neighborhood where low-rise buildings can be seen. The deep-rooted history of the Turkish bath, which is known to be built in 1741, is the most important element that makes it stand out.</p><p>There is a separate section for men and women in the Turkish bath. The use of marble and wood in the interior of the Turkish bath under two domes is predominant. The place, which takes its visitors back to almost hundreds of years ago with all its elements and makes them feel as if they were in that period, reflects the Ottoman philosophy of not only cleansing the body but also purifying the soul.</p><p>The modestly priced historical Turkish bath, which hosts domestic and foreign guests almost every day of the year, is among the places where you can relax in a calm ambiance while cleaning.</p></html>

Balat Çavuş Bath (Hamam)

<html><p class="ql-align-justify">Balat Çavuş Bath, which has an excellent location on the shore of the Golden Horn, is located right next to Ferruh Kethüda, one of the masterpieces of Sinan the Architect and also known as Balat Mosque.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">Balat Çavuş Bath, which is the most important places to be visited in Balat quarter of Fatih District in Istanbul and of which construction date is not clearly known but it would be correct to consider the estimations that it was built during Mehmet the conqueror or Beyazid II period, is among the beauties of the city waiting to be discovered.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">Balat Cavus Bath, which is a rectangular structure and bears traces of Ottoman architecture in general terms, consists of two separate sections for men and women as in all other Ottoman baths. Balat Çavuş Bath, which is still in service today and belongs to a person, has recently come to the agenda that it has been put up for sale.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">You can visit Balat Cavus Bath, which is one of the structures reflecting the Ottoman bath architecture in the most beautiful way and has witnessed many important moments throughout history in certain times and you can experience a magnificent bath experience. The working hours of Balat Cavus Bath located in Fatih district Çavuş Hamamı Street - Ayvansaray Neighborhood are between 07.00 and 22.00 every day.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">In fact, the hot section of Balat Cavus Bath, which is considered in the category of "double bath" and does not have much decoration from the outside, is a large space with iwan on sides, rectangular shape and dome. The illumination of Balat Cavus Bath, which is one of the most striking examples of double room bath type, is provided by high windows in the changing room.</p><p><br></p></html>

Kasimpasa Grand Bath

<html><p>As a deep-rooted Turkish tradition, baths, which have existed for centuries for hygiene and cleaning purposes, have a different place in the Ottoman Empire. Public health and general hygiene were at a higher level than many other large states of the period, thanks to the baths built not only in big cities but also in many places. At this point, the Kasımpaşa Grand Bath in Istanbul, the city of baths, is one of the Ottoman Chief Architect Mimar Sinan works.</p><p>It should be noted that baths have a philosophy in Turkish culture. Hamam is not only a symbol of cleansing the body but also a symbol of purifying the soul. The Kasımpaşa Grand Bath, which was built in the 16th century, is one of the places of high historical and spiritual value in Istanbul, completed in 1533 in common with the same philosophy.</p><p>Kasimpasa Grand Bath stands out with its classical Ottoman architectural style. The structure, which hosts its visitors with its double bath-style design, has two different sections for men and women. Evliya Çelebi, a 17th-century traveler who is regarded as one of the most important travelers in the world, also mentions this bath in his travel book and praises its water and architecture. Currently, the bath, which is actively open with its swimming pool, steam room, bath, and sauna sections, brought the culture of tellaklik (bath attendant) to toda</p></html>

Catalca Municipal Bath

<p>Çatalca, which is an important district of Istanbul, is relatively outside of Istanbul due to its location. The local people who want to turn this situation into an advantage want to take advantage of the calm and peaceful atmosphere of the district on weekends. There are both natural beauties and historical and cultural places in the Çatalca region. There is a driving distance of approximately 1 kilometer between Çatalca Municipal Bath, which is one of these venues, and the district center. The street in front of the bath is called Hamanönü Street.</p><p>One of the most important features of the Çatalca Municipal Bath is that it is the only historical bath for Çatalca. For this reason, it has been carefully preserved to this day by various repairs by both the authorities and the local people. Bath in some sources IV. It passes in the form of Mehmed Han Bath. At that time, IV. Mehmed decides to build this place for himself and his harem. The arched entrance door, enclosed in a rectangular frame, immediately catches the eye. Just above this, there are very stylish bird figured decorations. It is seen that the windows are designed with round arches. Domes attract attention in certain parts of the building, which is covered with a hipped roof.</p><p>The historical Çatalca Municipal Bath, unfortunately, is left to its fate after the Balkan War. As the years pass, the former begins to lose its importance. Fortunately, it was repaired in 1940 thanks to the efforts of İsmaik Hakkı Tekçe. Thanks to this successful repair, it starts to serve again. Every Tuesday is determined as women's day in Çatalca Municipal Bath. Men, on the other hand, benefit from the bath for all the remaining days. The entrance door of the bath has a height of around 1.80 cm. When you enter the bath, it is possible to encounter changing rooms on both sides. The central part of the historical place is heated by a stove.</p>

Mimar Sinan Turkish Baths

<html><p>Çekmeköy district on the Anatolian side of Istanbul is home to the historic Ottoman heirloom Mimar Sinan Turkish baths. The baths on Mimar Sinan Street attract attention with their atmosphere, where the historical texture is felt, but renewed with a modern understanding. </p><p>At the entrance to the bath, materials such as loincloth, slippers, towels wrapped around the waist, as well as shampoo are provided within the service. In the historical bathhouse, where valuables can be kept in locked rooms, there are options such as an Ottoman bath, Finnish bath, jacuzzi, sauna, shock pool. In the Ottoman bath, cleaning with pouch service is performed in bath basin. Besides, services such as skin masks, which are called Sultan treatments, and healing services are also offered. Healing services include sportsman massage and reflexology massages performed by professional therapists with the use of a salt chamber. </p><p>After the bath experience at Mimar Sinan Turkish baths, which promises a quiet and calm environment, you can choose detox juices, lemonade, tea, coffee, and snack plates. </p><p>The baths, which were given great importance throughout the history of the Turks and which have come to the present day as a tradition, were the main structures of the period based on cleanliness, hygiene, and socialization. This tradition, which continues today, is preferred both based on Hygiene and cleanliness, as well as cleansing and relieving stress.</p></html>

Mihrimah Sultan Turkish Bath

<html><p>Public buildings were built on the name of the sultan's spouses and children in the Ottoman Empire. The social complexes are formed with the inclusion of such buildings, and Turkish baths come out as one of the elements of these buildings. The social complexes which Süleyman the Magnificent had built in Fatih and Üsküdar for her most beloved daughter Mihrimah are an impressive examples at this point. </p><p>The Turkish bath of the social complex in Üsküdar is entirely non-functional today. However, Mihrimah Sultan Turkish Bath, a significant part of the complex in Edirnekapı region in Fatih, is almost a hand extending from centuries ago to today. </p><p>It was built in 1562-1565. The sections built both for the men and women were constructed in “double bath” style. The Turkish bath, of which only men section could be used for long years, was restored in 2010 and since then, it has been active with its women’s bath. </p><p>During the restoration, a pool and a sauna were added to Mihrimah Sultan Turkish Bath.&nbsp;The historical bath welcoming brick exterior walls and wooden interior walls is preferred for its reasonable prices.&nbsp;</p></html>

Merkez Efendi Turkish Bath

<html><p>The baths have been the indication for Turks of the importance of hygiene and cleanliness since the ancient times and were also the socializing places of those days. People used to gather in the Turkish baths, chat for hours and have a good time while cleaning themselves.&nbsp;</p><p>One of the leading things giving Istanbul its name is the historical Turkish baths. One of these buildings scattered all around the city is Merkez Efendi Turkish Bath with its history of 450 years. </p><p>Located in Zeytinburnu District, on Merkez Efendi Street, this historical Turkish bath was constructed during Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent's rule. It is still in use as has been for centuries. It derives its name from Merkez Efendi, one of the important Sheiks, medical practitioners and scholars as well as the first one to make mesir paste. </p><p>It bears most features of the Ottoman baths, and its interior has been modernized. Separate sections are available for the men and women. The Turkish bath is opened in the early hours of the day and serves till the late hours. Offering scrub, soap massage, bubble bath, oil massage, sauna, navel stone, Finnish bath services, the Turkish bath also has a free parking lot, and hot and cold beverages are sold in the bath.</p></html>



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