Istanbul Travel Guide

Cemberlitas Bath

  • İnterior of Cemberlitas Bath

  • Cemberlitas Bath was built in 16th century by Nurbanu Sultan

  • The fountain in the Cemberlitas Hamami

Cemberlitas Bath was built in 16th century by Nurbanu Sultan who was the wife of Sultan Selim II to obtain income for the complex of Valide-i Atik which was located in Uskudar. The glass case of Cemberlitas Hammam which is one of the works of Mimar Sinan is built up with dome. The tepidarium is passed through original wooden door.

Hammam has 26 basins in total and its heated marble platform which is located under the dome was built bigger than its similars. It serves double bath nowadays and is located in Cemberlitas.

However during Sultan Abdulaziz reign part of the women's section was destroyed while the road was being widened. Therefore, only men's section is in use today.

Useful Information for Cemberlitas Bath

Address Çemberlitas Hamami, Vezirhan Cad. No: 8, 34440, Çemberlitas / Istanbul
Fast Facts Hamams are open from as early as 6 a.m. till somewhere around midnight. The masseur and scrubber will be of the same sex as you are. Standard soap is used. If you have sensitive skin or are allergic to some products, bring your own soap . You need to wash your private parts yourself. Youu2019ll get drenched, so women may want to get rid of their make-up first. Also, donu2019t forget to bring the necessary toiletries. Women may want to bring dry underwear along too. There is no way you can avoid tipping the attendant, so make sure you have some cash money on you. You normally tip 10 to 20% of the total amount. If you care about your (new) tan, maybe visit a hamam at the beginning of your city trip or holiday.
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