Turkish baths are fairy-tale worlds where smooth marbles shine with beams of light coming from the dome. Soap scents mix with the steam rising out of hot water. On the one hand, we are enchanted by the centuries-old history, architecture and the stories of sultans, paschas and celebrities who have been in these baths before, and on the other hand, you will feel completely renewed. Some of the traditional care treatments and special massages are world-famous in Turkish Baths.
Historical baths, whose fame spread from Istanbul to the world, are one of the most beautiful relaxing addresses in Istanbul. I strongly recommend visiting one or more of these baths during your visit to Turkey. These ”Top 5 Historic Turkish Baths of Istanbul” are my favorites in Istanbul. You can always contact me for more Turkish Bath recommendations in Kusadasi, Antalya, Cappadocia and Pamukkale regions of Turkey. I included some of the services I experienced in these Turkish baths. I recommend having packages they offer since these packages offer you a full Turkish bath experience and good pricing. Have fun.
Hagia Sophia Hurrem Sultan Bath
This bath was built by famous Turkish architect Mimar Sinan in the 16th century. It operates under the same name as Hagia Sophia Hürrem Sultan Bath since its opening. Head and neck massage is applied together with a pouch foam massage, and after this relaxing therapy, the Ottoman sherbet is served. I would highly recommend Hürrem Sultan’s ‘’Pir-ü Pak ritual’’.
Go to bath’s webpage —–> https://www.ayasofyahamami.com
Cağaloğlu Turkish Bath
This magnificent Turkish bath was built in 1741. Cağaloğlu bath is still one of the biggest baths in Istanbul. Cağaloğlu Bath, which dazzles with its large domes, marble pool with fountains and embroidered columns, is a time journey with the traditional pouch foam massage therapy it offers to its visitors. You should not miss a full-body covering soap foam massage.
Go to bath’s webpage —–> https://www.cagalogluhamami.com.tr/
Kılıç Ali Paşa Turkish Bath
Kılıç Ali Pasha Bath is another masterpiece of the famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. Bath was built in the late 16th century by Kılıç Ali Pasha who was the head of Ottoman Navy. Purpose of this bath was serving the soldiers of the Ottoman navy living in Tophane district of Istanbul.
Go to bath’s webpage —–> http://kilicalipasahamami.com/
Galatasaray Turkish Bath
Galatasaray Bath was built by Sultan Beyazıt the second in 1481. It is still right next to Galatasaray High School and once it was serving high school students. Galatasaray Turkish bath offers an unforgettable experience to its visitors. Pasha service, which includes a massage with soap, soap massage, and an aromatic therapy with an exotic scented oil after the bubble bath is totally the highlight of this bath.
Go to bath’s webpage —–> http://www.galatasarayhamami.com/hammam/
Ağa Turkish Bath
Ağa Bath, known as the oldest bath in Istanbul, was built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet as a hunting lodge and a bath. Fatih Sultan Mehmet is the Ottoman Emperor who conquered Istanbul. Ağa Turkish Bath is, located in Çukurcuma, one of the most beautiful districts of Istanbul. This bath will offer you a privileged bath experience from the moment you step inside. Ottoman package is recommended since it contains the pouch, foam bath, special oil, massage, and seaweed mask.
Go to bath’s webpage —–> http://www.agahamami.com/