Çemberlitaş Hamamı

Çemberlitaş Hamamı is located next to Çemberlitaş Column which is known as oldest structure of the city. The Köprülü Mahmud Paşa complex with its mosque, school and tombs are opposite the bath. Çemberlitaş Hamamı was established by Nurbanu Valide Sultan, wife of Selim II and mother of Sultan Murad III, in order to generate income to support Valide-i Atik Charity Complex. The construction date was 1584 and its designer was architect Sinan who was greatest architect of all. It is also called the Rose Turkish Bath.

Çemberlitaş Hamamı has separate sections for both men and women. The entrance door and changing room of the women’s section in the bath had been removed during road construction. After that the changing room has been used as pastry shop for long time. It was also used as isolation hospital during the World War I and it started to be used as restaurant after the World War I ended. It returned its original usage after it was restored in 1998. Since then, the Çemberlitaş Hamamı has been popular Turkish Bath in Istanbul and it has continued to entertain tourists seeking the pleasures and enjoyment of a Turkish bath.

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Mollafenari Mah. 34120 Fatih, İstanbul
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