"Cagaloglu Hamami" Cagaloglu Hamam Tip by luiggi

Cagaloglu Hamam, Istanbul: 5 reviews and 4 photos

  Cagaloglu Hamami
by luiggi

Cagaloglu Hamami was built by a sultan more than 300 years ago. Although the date of the construction and the name of the architect of the hamam is not known, it is said to have been built in the beginning of the 18th century. It is also said that the construction is one of Sinan's works of art.
The Ottomans perfected the hamam, or Turkish bath which, like the Roman bath, had three rooms: the grand, steamy hot room (caldarium) for steam-soaking and massage; the warm room (tepidarium) for washing with soap and water; and the cool room for resting or napping (perhaps in a private cubicle) after the bath with a cup of Turkish coffee or a glass of tea.

Address: Alemdar Mh., Cagaloglu Hamam Sk No:34
Directions: Near Gulhane Park
Phone: +90 212 522 2424
Website: http://www.cagalogluhamami.com.tr

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  • Updated Mar 26, 2005
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