Friday, May 5, 2017


Ayasofya, Fatih - İstanbul - Turkey

GPS : 41°00'25.2"N 28°58'44.2"E / 41.007000, 28.978944

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Turkish bath between Hagia Sophia Museum and Blue Mosque in Istanbul was built by Mimar Sinan by order of Hürrem Sultan, wife of Süleyman the Magnificent, near Hagia Sophia in 16. century (1556 - 1557), at the location of historical Zeuksippos Baths that was destroyed in 532 year completely.

Hamam was repaired between 1957 - 1958 years and used as publicly owned carpet sales store until 2008.

Building is in shape of classical period Ottoman baths and is a kind of double bath with 75 m length. Women and men sections were built on the same axis in this bath for the first time, which was a new thing in Turkish Bath architecture.

Hagia Sophia Hürrem Sultan Bath which was commissioned in 2008 with build-operate-transfer model was restored according to original features by a huge investment. Hagia Sophia Hürrem Sultan Bath that preserved its unique structure for 450 years opened a new era in Turkish Bath architecture and has the title of being the first structure where women and men sections are on the same axis. Suüeyman the Magnificent had Mimar Sinan build the Turkish Bath in 1556 year.

Bath is showing differences from classical period Ottoman bath architecture with its double bath shape and 75 m. length. In Turkish bath where men coldness, warmness, hotness sections and women hotness, warmness and coldness sections follow each other; all domes are covered with lead. Restoration project of Hagia Sophia Hürrem Sultan Bath was carried out by Kocaeli University Faculty of Architecture, which is expert in historical building restoration.

No element of original bath architecture was sacrificed during the restoration process carried out with efforts of interdisciplinary teams consisting of academicians and professionals of their own fields, that lasted for months. Materials and technological systems that were used for the first time in Turkey were utilized for the works.

Bath Sections
Hagia Sophia Hürrem Sultan Bath, which is located between Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Museum in the historical peninsula, the pearl of the world; spreads to an area of three decares with its bath, restaurant and cafe sections.

Opening - Closing Hours:
Summer Season : 07:00 - 00:00, Winter Season : 08:00 - 22:00

In the coldness section there are VIP rooms, private rooms, 48 lockers, coiffeur, reception desk, massage rooms, resting area at terrace, vitamin bar and a boutique where products specially produced for Hagia Sophia Hurrem Sultan Bath are sold. In this place also known as undressing area, people can enjoy cheerful conversations or spend peaceful time under dome of 26 meters.

It is the area where bath-glove services are offered after sweating in hotness section. In the same section there are toilets made of original Ottoman Stones and Stoke Hole section.

This area is ideal for sweating and consists of navel stone, iwans and private rooms.  Temperature of private rooms that can be regarded as the steam rooms of today reach up to 50 degrees. For those guests who want to feel like the Magnificent or Hurrem, there is also bubble massage services in hotness section where sultan iwans are located.

Turkish bath tradition, representative of cleanness, healing, entertainment and social sharing for thousand years, has been reinterpreted at Hagia Sophia Hürrem Sultan Bath according to today’s understanding. This historical bath, which served sultans, is offering purifying power of water in a unique atmosphere covering both past and today for its visitors.

Prepare to be Born Again with Special Packages Worthy of Sultans.

Pir-i Pak (Full Cleaning Package) : Turkish Bath, traditional bath-glove application, relaxing bubble massage, head and neck massage, Ottoman sorbe

Zevk-i Sefa (Extravagant Pleasures)  : Bath, cleansing peeling application with redbud essence and humidifying body clay mask, aromatherapy massage in Sovereign or Sultan room with redbud essence oil, Ottoman sorbe.

Keyf-i Hamam (Pleasures of the Hamam) : Bath, traditional bath-glove and bubble application, aromatherapy massage in Sovereign or Sultan room with redbud essence oil, Ottoman sorbe.

Ab-ı Hayat (Elixir of life) : Bath, traditional bath-glove and bubble application in Sultan iwan, humidifying body clay mask with redbud essence, relaxing head and neck massage, fruits in palace bowl in sultan iwan. Aromatherapy massage in Sovereign or Sultan room with redbud essence oil. Turkish Delight, apricot, walnut, sorbe and tea.

Haseki Restoran & Cafe
Concept : Turkish Cuisine
Open Between : 08:00-22:00
Capacity : 450 People


WEB SITE : Ayasofya Hürrem Sultan Hamamı

E-Mail :
Phone : +90 212 517 3535
Fax : +90 212 517 3536

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