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The Cemberlitas Hammam;

It had built by Nurbanu Sultan (the mother of Sultan Murad III) in 1584. This elegant structure shows that it is the work of Mimar Sinan. The six-line inscription at the entrance of the bathhouse has remained with the original version.
The changing places have been closed with 18 meters wide domes. The square planned hot room (sicaklik) has got a cornered formation consisting of 12 columns. There are domed cubicle spaces on the corners. This cubicle spaces has been separated by couplet written marble separators.
Marble covered floor has been decorated with colored stones. The horizontal size of the middle stone is unequaled. 
The Cemberlitas Hammam serves as a double bath (Consists of two buildings adjacent to each other including two separate sections for men and women).
It is one of the best, cleanest and most well maintained Hammams of Istanbul.
English speaking staff is working.
Discount applied to the tourists with international student ID. Credit card is accepted.

Phone: 0090 212 520 18 50 / 0090 212 520 15 33
Web: www.cemberlitashamami.com.tr
E-mail: contact@cemberlitashamami.com.tr

The Hammam is open between 6:00a.m and 12:00 p.m.

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The Cagaloglu Hammam;

It was built in 1741 by Sultan I. Mahmoud with the aim of bringing in revenue to Hagia Sophia Mosque.
The Cagaloglu Hammam which, located in the Sultanahmet district is one of the biggest Hammam of Istanbul that was built lastly.
All the architectural beauty of the structure has been kept until today.
There is an original inscription with a verse of Koran, above the entrance door.
It is entered through the marble door to the building (with a different style of early Ottoman Hammams).
The changing rooms of the men's section are quite spacious and bright. Baroque styled fountain pool in the same section is very striking.
There are eight marble columns with graven tops, four cubicle spaces and octagonal middle stone in the square planned hot room (sicaklik).
The hot cubical space is used as sauna at the present.
The baroque style that was used in the architecture of this Hammam is the beginning of the foreign trends in Turkish architecture.
The hammam still serves as a double bath.
It is one of the best Hammams of Istanbul.
The staff speaks in English.
There is a restaurant-bar at the entrance of the men's section. Reservation required for dinner.
Credit card is accepted.

Phone: 0090 212 522 24 24/ 0090 212 512 85 53
Web: www.cagalogluhamami.com.tr
E-mail: contact@cagalogluhamami.com.tr

For women is open between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.,
For men is open between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

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The Oruculer Hammam;

The Oruculer Hammam is one of the best and cleanest hammams of Istanbul. Therefore it is recommended. It is located at the Oruculer gate of Grand Bazaar in Beyazıt. The exact date of construction is unknown. It is estimated that built before 1489.

The most important features of the Hammam;

To located on right next to the Grand Bazaar that visited by tourists,
The bright, beautiful embroidered wooden roof lantern that covering the top of changing rooms,
The original inlaid marble tearoom (this structure that built in 1853 has been added to the hammam subsequently)
The wall tiles adorning the top of entrance door,
Clean and well maintained changing rooms,
Attentive service understanding

Phone: 0090 212 527 92 63
The Hammam is open between 6:00a.m and 23:00 p.m.

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The Suleymaniye Hammam;

It has been built in 1577 by Mimar Sinan together with The Suleymaniye Kulliye (a complex of buildings adjacent to a mosque).  
The Hammam in Beyazit is the work of Mimar Sinan’s master builder period.
This work reflects the genius of Mimar Sinan.
It attracts attention with its beauty and wideness. Mimar Sinan was always taking bath in Suleymaniye Hammam which was very close to his house. The cubicle spaces that used by him are still being protected.

The Hammam inaugurated by Sultan Suleiman (Suleiman the Magnificent). After the ceremony, Suleiman entered to the Hammam for bathing.

The spacious and bright hot room section of this Hammam is consisting of three iwans and four cubicle spaces. The eight marble columns surrounding the middle stone and the barrel vaults between the columns are the unique examples of the Turkish architecture.

The Suleymaniye Hammam is a touristical Turkish bath. It is one of the best Istanbul Hammams.

Phone: 0090 212 520 34 10
Web: www.suleymaniyehamami.com.tr
E-mail: contact@suleymaniyehamami.com.tr

The Hammam is open between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

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Galatasaray Hammam;

Galatasaray Hammam has been built in 1715 in Beyoglu. In 1965, the women's section has been added to the hammam.
This well maintained and beautiful Turkish bath is located in Beyoglu District.
It is adjacent to the Sultan's School Galatasaray Lice (Lycée de Galatasaray).
The Hammam had been used by school students for many years. The bath house has lost its originality after the restoration work in 1965. The women's section has added to the bath during the restoration.
The changing part of the Hammam is very clean and eye-catching. There is a fountain pool which was added in 1965 to the Turkish bath.
The pasha halvet (cubicle space) in the hot room attracts the attention with its beauty. The terra-cotta marble bordures on the walls of the bathhouse are giving a distinctive beauty to the structure.  
In the past, The Galatasaray Hammam was the haunt of riche people. They were certainly going to this Hammam after the drinking bout.
Nowadays, it is one of the most popular Turkish Baths for tourists because of its beauty.
There is an opportunity of closing the Hammam to other people (for groups which can provide minimum twenty people).

Phone: 0090 212 252 42 42
Web: www.galatasarayhamami.com

For women is open between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.,
For men is open between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

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Buyuk Hammam (The Grand Hammam);

The Grand Hammam is one of the best hammams of Istanbul.
It has been built in 1533 by Mimar Sinan together with the mosque which is located just next to the hammam.
The Grand Hammam is located in Kasimpasa district of Istanbul. There are spacious and bright changing places in both women's and men's sections.
There is a large and modern swimming pool in the Hammam. This pool is only serving to the men and can be used by paying an extra fee.
Subsequently, a sauna has been added to the large domed hot room section (sicaklik).   
The magnificence of the bathhouse is unfolded by the 60 marble basins inside.

Phone: 0090 212 253 42 29               
For women is open between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.,
For men is open between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

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Cinili Hammam (The Tiled Hammam);

This Turkish bath has been built in 1648 in Üsküdar. The Hammam has succeeded to maintain its original structure until today. Hammam has taken the name from the Tiled Mosque.
It is located in Fatih-Zeyrek district of Istanbul.
The Tiled Hammam is one of the most beautiful examples of Ottoman hammam architecture.
It had built by the commander of the naval forces Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha to Mimar Sinan in 1546.
The women and men sections of hammam have the same architectural style.
The Hammam is entered from the spacious and bright domed changing section. The dome height of the men's section is 18.5 meters. There is a fountain pool in this section. This pool is made of a single piece of marble and thought to be a present, which have been given by the King of Iran. Unfortunately, the sixteenth-century Iznik tiles that used to be in the Hammam has not been possible protect until present.
The tiles in the Hammam have been added subsequently to the structure.
There are hexagonal tiles on the doors of cubicle spaces and there are two lines of inscriptions under each tile.

Phone: 0090 212 631 88 83
For women is open between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.,
For men is open between 6:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

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The Kilic Ali Pasha Hammam;

The Hammam and the mosque (next to the hammam) had built by the commander of the naval forces Kilic Ali Pasha to Mimar Sinan in 1583.
This beautiful Turkish Hammam is located in the Tophane district of Istanbul.
The changing place of Hammam is bright, large and magnificent as in other works of Mimar Sinan.
It serves as a single bath.

Phone: 0090 212 293 70 37
The Hammam is open between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

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The Aga Hammam;

This bath is located in Beyoglu Istiklal Street.
It had built by Yakup Aga in 1562 (with the aim of bringing revenue to the lighthouse in Anatolian Side's Fenerbahce district).
It has spent a lot of changes until recently and it has lost the original structure.
The Aga Hamm am has been rebuilt according to modern architectural style, between the years of 1908-1930.
It is one of the few Hammams of Istanbul that 24-hours open.
For this reason, it is a haunt for the well-known persons in Istanbul's night life.

Phone: 0090 212 249 50 27

For men is open 7 days, 24 hours,
For women is open between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (every day except Sundays)

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The Haseki Hurrem Hammam;

It has been built in 1556 by Mimar Sinan. This wonderful building is seventy-five meters of lenght.
The magnificent domes of the building are covering the top of entrance and the changing places.  Male and female sections of the bath are located in back to back.
This Turkish bath is in a seldom seen beauty.
It has got an air of a very magnificent with the domes, which have been placed on an octagonal platform on the walls rising from the flat.
The Haseki Hurrem Hammam does not serve as a public bath anymore.
At the present time, it is used as a gift shop under the Ministry of Tourism. It is very advisable to visit as a historical place.

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