Type: Architect Sinans Works
Cemberlitas Hamam is one of the most historical Turkish baths in Istanbul. The Hamam was commissioned by Nurbanu Sultan, the wife of Sultan Selim II as a charitable foundation for the poor. ...more »
Gedikpasa Hamam dates from the 15th century and is one of Istanbul’s oldest hamams. It was built by a vizier of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror, Mimar Hayrettin, and is an important historical building. ...more »
Cinili Hamam, located in the Asian sea-side suburb of Uskudar, was built in 1640 and is one of the most historic Turkish baths in the area. It is favoured by locals and foreign residents in Istanbul. ...more »
Cagaloglu Hamam was constructed by Sultan Mahmut I in 1741 as a way of raising revenue for his library. The Hamam is listed in the book ‘1000 Places to See Before You Die’ by Patricia Schultz. ...more »
Galatasaray Hamam is located in Istanbul’s Beyoglu district. It was built in 1481 during the reign of Sultan Beyazit II, and was used only by men for over 500 years. ...more »
The Four Seasons Spa combines a traditional Turkish hamam experience with luxurious and modern amenities. It is situated inside a restored Ottoman mansion on the shores of the Bosphorus. ...more »
The Amrita Spa & Wellness Centre, which was awarded the title “Leading Spa of the World”, is located within the Swissôtel Bosphorus, a 5- star luxury hotel which is set along the European Bosphorus. ...more »
Aisha Istanbul offers therapies and beauty products which are blended from a large range of wild harvested or organically grown herbs. Aisha's aim is to encourage people to "heal and restore." ...more »
Suleymaniye Hamam was designed by the Ottoman architect Sinan and was built by Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent in 1557. The Hamam is part of an extensive historic complex. ...more »
The Turkish people place great importance on health and beauty. The concept of a hamam- a traditional Turkish hot bath- goes back thousands of years, and is focused on cleansing, relaxation and wellbeing.
There are a large number of hamams operating in Istanbul, and we have put together a list of our favourites. There are also a number of spas and wellness centers where you can enjoy a relaxing and energizing experience. Many hotels even have their own hamams and spa centers.
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