Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamam, which was commissioned to the great architect Sinan is one of the symbolic buildings in Tophane, Istanbul. It was constructed in 1580 to serve the levends of the Ottoman army. in 2012 the Hamam open its doors after seven years of painstaking and intensive restoration. The exterior walls of were restored to their original state. The wooden mezzanine and sofas revealed the brilliance of stalactite squinches and the grandeur of its dome. On the lower floor, windows that had been covered were reopened. Furnace and water tanks were furbished. The transparent glasses installed in the domes of the hot and warm rooms were designed and recreated through special glassblowing techniques. The solid stone lantern that allows for the flow of light and air on top of the main dome and all other With daylight passing through its sweeping and majestic dome Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamam, invites you to an immaculate journey through time embellished with a fine ambience in every step of the way.
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Escape to Purovel Spa & Sport where ancient therapies inspire renewal and transformation. Experience this marvelous Ottoman custom of cleansing and purification. Experience traditional Turkish hammam at its best, hammam experiences are also available to book as a private experience. Traditional hammam is an ancient body cleansing ritual, and relaxing bathing experience dating back to the Ottoman Empire. Performed in the relaxed surroundings of the Traditional hammam, the gentle heat of the steam and stone softens and prepares the skin for a kese mitt exfoliation, followed by an authentic foam massage using the finest handmade olive oil soap. Complete the treatment with a 60 minute relaxation massage using a locally inspired oil to seal in the moisture.
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Experience the 500 years traditional bath culture of Ottoman with Galatasaray Hammam. The construction of Galatasaray Hammam stands on a mysterious story. When the Sultan Beyazit was wandering around the land where todays Galatasary Lycee and the Galatasaray Hammam stands on now; he sees a hut. This hut belongs to Gul Baba, a respected man of his time. Sultan Beyazit meets this man and asks him ‘Gul Baba’ – do you have any wishes?’ and Gul Baba wishes the construction of a school to conquer over the centuries and a Kulliye to have a hammam with a dome. Sultan Beyazit accepts the wish and makes the Kulliye be built in 1481. Gul Baba’s grave is still in the Kulliye and the Galatasaray Hammam has conquered over the centuries just like he has wished.
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