Haji Physician(Hekim) Hammam

Haji Physician(Hekim) Hammam

Haji Physician(Hekim) Hammam

Baths have an important place in Turkish culture in the axis of importance given to cleanliness and hygiene. For this reason, in many places in the geography of Turkey, baths with historical background are encountered. The famous Haji Hekim Bath in Izmir is also one of the prominent cultural destinations. The Haji Hekim Bath, prominent among the Ottoman buildings in the city, is located in the District of Bergama. Speaking of Pergamon, it is not suitable not to wink at the ancient city in the city. There were also baths in ancient times, but unlike the Turks, the Romans used these structures for healing rather than cleaning. Because the baths are well known for their water and various health problems. The date of the construction of the rectangular Haji Hekim Hammam is not clear, but it is believed to have been completed at the turn of the 16.century. It is recorded that the person who made it was a pilgrim physician who gave his name to the hammam. There are several sections in the bath which are made from a combination of rubble stone and brick. These are the sections of undress, warmth and warmth with the navel stone, which are noted by the marble entrance door. Each section is covered by a dome. There is also a section of furnace used to heat the bath, the section was built adjacent to the bath. The Haji Hekim Bath, which is still actively used today and is of great interest, is still alive even centuries later, although it has lost its authenticity significantly as a result of the repairs it has seen.

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