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Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam

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Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi Ayasofya Meydani No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 517 3535
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The Historical and Luxurious Art of BathingHistorical and Architectural...

The Historical and Luxurious Art of BathingHistorical and Architectural Features“I hope that until the end of days, good hearted friends who take a look at what I have made, when they will perceive the seriousness and the spirit of my effort, can have a fair view and can invoke my name to pray for me.” Mimar Sinan, ArchitectThe Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam in Istanbul was designed and built by Mimar Sinan, the chief Ottoman architect. It was built at the request of Hurrem Sultan (Roxelana), the wife of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century. It was built where the ancient public baths of Zeuxippus used to stand, between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. The area is also particularly significant as the site where the Temple of Zeus once stood.

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This is a highlight of any trip to Istanbul

A treat you shouldn't miss... like turkish delight! There are other Hammams that might be less money but none as elegant and historic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A treat you shouldn't miss... like turkish delight! There are other Hammams that might be less money but none as elegant and historic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You'll need an extra ticket to visit the Harem, unless you have purchased the 5 days Istanbul Museum Pass. Well worth a visit in any case, there are some hidden gems at this parts of the palace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I did the 50 minute anti-stress massage and loved every minute of it. The staff told me it was like a deep tissue but it felt like swedish massage, with long strokes rather than working on pressure points. Leyla has an incredible sense of touch, and knowledge of the body, I would def recommend her! They allowed me to shower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure that I wanted to visit any kind of hamam in Istanbul. But a friend persuaded me and she was right! You feel so relaxed after this experience. ..like you are in clouds. Expensive of course!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience was incredible. I was pampered like a royal with their magically soothing bath and massage. The hamami itself is a piece of art and it is very well maintained. At first I was a little bit concerned about the hygiene, but my doubts were all gone when I stepped into the bath. It is ideal place for people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never had a Turkish Bath before although we always make a habit of visiting Hamams on our trips to Spain. This experience was awesome and well worth the difference in cost between a lesser bath. From the moment you walk in, you begin to relax. From the initial cleansing with hot water, the bathing and the incredible massage... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was not what I expected and a little intimidating but Hani was an absolute dream - kind, discreet, gentle yet firm and I left felling recharged, scrubbed and exhilarated. Will do it again

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the Hamam at Ayasofya and highly, highly recommend it! If you've never experienced a Turkish bath, this is the place to do it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This experience was out of this world for me. It felt like stepping into history. Luxurious and timeless, SO relaxing and wonderful. I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a refreshing and relaxing experience at this Turkish bath located in a beautifully maintained 16th century building

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