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Cagaloglu Bath
  •  Cagaloglu Bath is the last great Turkish bath of Istanbul
    Cagaloglu Bath is the last great Turkish bath of Istanbul
  • Built in 18th century to obtain income for Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Built in 18th century to obtain income for Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Interior of the bath
    Interior of the bath

Cağaloglu Bath is the last great Turkish bath of Istanbul in 18th century to obtain income for Hagia Sophia Mosque. The door of the men section of the hammam which still serves as double bath faces the main street while the door of the women section faces the back street.

Bath was constructed from cut stones and made of brick beams. Basins and mirror stones are made of marble and they are carved. The architect of this building which was built in the period of Mahmud I is Abdullah Aga. In the middle of men's section of the bath, covered with a large dome, is a pool which is a work of art. It is marble with water spurting out fron within. Eight tall columns separated by eight arches support the large dome.

As it is understood from its name, it is located in Cagaloglu.

 

Useful Information of Cagaloglu Bath
Address Yerebatan Caddesi at Babiali Caddesi near Cagaoglu Square (near Hagia Sofia)
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. You’ll get drenched, so women may want to get rid of their make-up first. Also, don’t 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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