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“Cleverly simple”

Kilic Ali Pasa Hamami
Ranked #2 of 225 Spas & Wellness in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamam; The elegant authentic surroundings of this Turkish bath, magnificent creation of Mimar Sinan, transcends the timeless barriers between old and new… Giving you an escape from the hustle and bustle of beautiful Istanbul City.Mimar Sinan the legendary Architect of that period was commissioned by “Kilic Ali Pasa” to build the Hamam to withstand the ravages of the sea and time. The large light, Magnificent Dome above the Camegah (relaxation area) is 14 meters across and 17 meters high one of the largest single domes built by Sinan. The features of the Kulhan Chimney/exhaust, the leaded domes and the glass elephant eyes along with brick by brick reappointing, original Kurnas and some carved stone and marble slabs found during excavation have been retained and used within the premises adding to its extreme historical beauty and interest.The Hamam Ritual is an ancient one, the materials used have not significantly changed and used to restore energy and vitality to the body by reducing the toxins, and allowing the skin to breathe again
Reviewed December 12, 2012

I was there with my mother around 1pm, we were the only two, I assume that's because the place just got renovated and opened short time ago so maybe in the future you may prefer early hours in the morning for ladies to enjoy the silence.. There's nothing exeggerated, it is kept so simple. Staff is very attentive. Yes, it is not a cheap activity but it is worth every lira. As you lay down on the central heated marble platform; watch the dome, hear the water drops and imagine who was there 5 centuries ago, what were they talking about. The restoration procedure did not spoil its original simplicity, architect Cafer Bozkurt is to be applaused and ofcourse Architect Sinan is a master.

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