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Hamams

The daily newspaper Hürriyet identified the following hamams as the 10 best in Turkey.

Cağaloğlu Hamamı
Sultan Mahmut I had this hamam built in 1714. Separate sections for men and women share a café and bar area. This hamam is famous for its summer BBQ parties in the garden, and fireplace parties in winter months. Belly dancers and oriental music groups often perform for group events.

Bursa Kervansaray Termal Otel Hamamı
This hamam is inside the Kervansaray Hotel in Bursa and fed by geothermal springs, the water is 44 degrees C and rich in calcium ion. Women and men bath in separate sections. Groups can reserve the facility for private events.

Çemberlitaş Hamamı
Famous Architect Sinan built Çemberlitaş Hamam in 1584. Man and women bath separately. Every customer is insured against accidents in Hamam. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are served.

Galatasaray Hamamı
Galatasaray Hamamı was originally built in 1715, but lost much of its antique charactere when it was restored in 1965. There are separate sections for men and women. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available. The hamam can be rented for the day by groups for twenty and more.

Süleymaniye Hamamı
Süleymaniye Hamamı is among the works of famous architect Sinan. It is recently restored and its architectural magnificence alone makes it worth a visit. A modern legend purports that the well of the hamam heals hepatitis A. This hamam is one of the very few where men and women bath together.

Sofular Hamamı
This is a 16th century hamam with two-story dressing cabins and an elegant pool and fountain. There are separate sections for men and women. Tea, coffee and soft drink are served.

Sokullu Hamamı
Sokullu Hamam in Edirne is the work of Mimar Sinan built in 16th century. Including the building and the garden area it is one of the largest hamams in Turkey. Though usually reserved for men, local tradition in Edirne provides for "gelin günleri" (Bride Days). Brides-to-be-wash in a special marble basin.

Üsküdar Çinili Hamam
This 15th century hamam is the oldest one in Üsküdar and is therefore called Eski (Old) Hamam. The real name is Şifa (Cure) Hamam. There are separate sections for men and women. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are served.

Trabzon Sekiz Direkli Hamam
This hamam is believed to have been built by Seljuks in the 11th century. The name is derived from the eight columns interior coulmns. It is for men only, except Thursdays, and can be rented to groups upon request.

Sivas Tarihi Meydan Hamamı
This Hamam was built in 1564 and serves only to men.


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 By mordikus  28.8.2007

The best hamams in Turkey are the local genuine hamams like in Safranbolu ,a masterpiece,or the municipal hamam in Ayvalik ,close to Beliz Pansiyon...and the best bath and massages +service +deco were in Tbilisi ,Georgia.A mixture between turkish and russian baths ,very clean ,welcoming , efficient, and cheap =11 euros + a big smile and a glass of vodka.Totally exotic !!!!!!

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