Column of Constantine
Erected by order of the Emperor Constantine to celebrate the dedication of New Rome (Constantinople) as capital of the Roman Empire in...
One of the many hans (caravanserais) in the Bazaar District, this huge structure was built between 1659 and 1660 by the Köprülüs, a...
Facing one of the major gateways into the Grand Bazaar, this large mosque complex was built in Ottoman baroque style between 1748 and...
The name means 'Coffee World', and this coffee chain has the local world at its feet. The secret of its success lies in the huge coffee...
There's inevitably an afternoon queue in front of this tiny dondurma (Turkish ice cream) shop In the courtyard of the Atik Ali Paşa...
Vezir Han Caddesi 8 · interesting places nearby
Çemberlitaş Hamamı information
There won’t be too many times in your life when you’ll get the opportunity to have a Turkish bath in a building dating back to 1584, so now might well be the time to do it – particularly as this twin hamam was designed by the great architect Sinan and is among the most beautiful in the city.
The building was commissioned by Nurbanu Sultan, wife of Selim II and mother of Murat III. Both of its bath chambers have a huge marble sıcaklık (circular marble heat platform) and a gorgeous dome with glass apertures. The camekan (entrance hall) for men is original, but the women's version is new.
It costs ₺75 to add an oil massage to the standard bath package, but all massages and treatments here are perfunctory, so we'd suggest giving this a miss and opting for the cheaper self-serve option. Tips are meant to be covered in the treatment price and there’s a 20% discount for ISIC-student-card holders.