Cagaloglu Hamam

  • Prof. Kazım İsmail Gürkan Cad. No:34 Cağaloğlu Istanbul - Turkey Tel: 90 212 522 24 24 Fax: 90 212 512 85 53

  • Open: 08:00 am to 08:00 pm

  • Link: www.cagalogluhamami.com.tr
  • Phone: +90 212 522 24 24
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1 of the "1000 Place To See Before You Die " New York Times #1 Bestseller.---History of Cagaloglu Hamami---The Cagaloglu hamam was constructed in 1741 and is the last hamam to be built after a long period during the Ottoman Empire. It was constructed in Istanbul Eminonu, in Alemdar, on Hilal-i Ahmer street as a cifte public hamam to bring revenue for the library of Sultan Mahmut the first situated inside the mosque of Ayasofya. When we take a loo...(more)
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The Cagaloğlu Hamam





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The Cagaloglu hamam was constructed in 1741 and is the last hamam to be built after a long period during the Ottoman Empire. It was constructed in Istanbul Eminonu, in Alemdar, on Hilal-i Ahmer street as a cifte public hamam to bring revenue for the library of Sultan Mahmut the first situated inside the mosque of Ayasofya. When we take a look at the names of the head architects of that time we can say that it was begun by Suleyman Aga finished by Abdullah Aga. It is the last example of its kind to be built in Istanbul and is a successful hamam that is still operational in our time. The door of the women’s section is on a side street called Hamam while the mens' entrance is from the main road with two marble columns with classic stalactite capitals on both sides. In time when the street was elevated, the mens’ section is reached by a staircase of 10 steps. The architecture of the door is contrary to eclectic Turkish style. On the tablet above the door is a long inscription of 7 lines and 28 verves.

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