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“Go in for the building, not the art”
Review of Daut Pasha Hamam

Daut Pasha Hamam
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Roseville, Minnesota
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Go in for the building, not the art”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is centrally located (except that from the Old Bazaar sitting above this the shortest way to get to the entrance involves a scary/dirty spiral staircase) and as others have said, very cheap (50 denars)--if they make you pay at all. When I stopped in on an April afternoon they just waved me in. The building is the star here: the rooms are graceful and the ceilings and arches fascinating. My eyes were always drawn upward. But the art was a disappointment. Some of it appears badly kept. I am a veteran of art museums, though no art historian, and I didn't recognize any of the artists. There are no interpretive signs either, trying to tell the history of Macedonian art. What I did see suggested that the fashions of art in the region carried on for 10 to 40 years after its emergence in Western Europe (e.g., one painting of about 1930 painting in the style of 1890s Pisarro).

Visited April 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“You could easily miss it”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

You could almost walk by here and miss it. Doesn't look much from the outside but worth a quick look inside. Admission was free on the day we visited but would probably not have bothered if we had to pay.

Visited October 2013
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

50 MKD to enter. I offered the woman 100 MKD to get in, and she actually didn't have the change to pay me back what was owed. No problem, it just rather shows how rarely the place is visited. She even had to turn on the gallery lights for me, and I trundled round alone. The art is okay, dating back to 1920s up to more modern stuff. But it's more the space and internal architecture that is worth seeing. Certainly worth 50 (or even 100) MKD, and 10-15 minutes of my time.

Visited August 2013
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Restorated old Ottoman hamam”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Today,this hamam is used as an art gallery like the other many Ottoman monuments in Balkans.Exhibition is very small.Restoration made the hamam loose it's soul.You can see original structure of it only on some parts on the walls and ceilings.Enterance is about 50 dinars.

Visited July 2013
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Winters, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Old and new”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Features of the old architecture - walls, ceilings and columns- were included in the clean, new wall space. Very interesting. Modern art in an Ottoman building - wonderful idea. Acoustically terrific with a baby grand piano and seating for about 120 in you are looking to perform locally. Stop and fill your water bottle at the ancient water spout just outside on your way out. Thoughtful modern art.

Visited June 2013
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