The Cağaloğlu Hamam is a historic hamam (Turkish bathhouse) in Istanbul, Turkey. Finished in 1741, it is one of the last major hamams to be built in Istanbul during the Ottoman period. It was built in Eminönü, in Alemdar, on Hilal-i Ahmer street as a public hamam to raise revenue for the library of Sultan Mahmud I situated inside the Ayasofya. It was begun by one of the head architects of that time, Suleyman Ağa, and finished by Abdullah Ağa. The structure consists of a double hamam: a bathhouse for men and another for women. The layout follows the long-established traditional form of hammams, though the architectural details and decoration are in the later Ottoman Baroque style of the 18th century.
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Yasser Atallah | May 19, 2018
It's my first day here in Istanbul and it was the best decision I've made to come to this Hamam. The atmosphere, the quality, the cleanness, the hospitality, the great customer service was phenomenal. Ask for Ismail as he did a wonderful job. Thank you Ayasofya!
Adil K | May 13, 2018
Decent experience. Probably overpriced but you're paying for the name. My service provider blatantly asked for a tip which I found to be a bit over the top. Overall worth going if your goal is to go to a bath of Ottoman sultan. Otherwise you can probably get similar service somewhere else for half the price
Amr Mohamed Ibrahim | Dec 12, 2017
Ayasofya is great museum in Istanbul, from the date of its construction in 537 AD and until 1453it served as an Eastern Orthodox Cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261 , when it was converted by Fourth Crusaders to a Roman Catholic Cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was later converted into an Ottoman mosque from 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1935. Famous in particular for its massive Dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have changed the history of architecture. It remained the world’s largest cathedral for nearly thousand of years until Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520.. Lots of history can be written about this amazing place, but at all it is unforgettable place ever you can see. Thanks
Fatima Fatima | Apr 26, 2018
It was the best experience ever my daughters and I felt like Sultania'. we Purchased the full package and it was worth it . The place it's self is beautiful and the staff are amazing thank you ladies 👍
Liyaana Ahmed | Mar 23, 2018
Contrary to popular trends , this place is a great escape from the cold in winter. I visited the aya Sofia in December 2017. I was the only visitor there at the time. My designated assistant said that it’s far busier in the summer. Remember no shoes allowed in the hammami ! Booking is required in advance, a simple phone call the day before was sufficient. Payment on arrival - before treatment. Prices are in euros and Lira. Thereafter you will be shown to a tip top locker and change room after which you will be accompanied to the treatment area. Although they say no clothes for ladies - bikinis are welcome. After the treatment you are allowed to revisit the hamaam area for as long as you want and the warm marble tops are definitely worth revisiting. I also had a massage here . They serve Turkish tea and Turkish delight so don’t rush to get out of there!
SOPHIA TONG | May 26, 2018
very relaxing and nice experience. i checked some reviews and decided to go for this place. it’s a bit pricy and more expensive than other places but it is definitely worth every penny!the service is great and the place is very clean. massage is superb! highly recommended if you would like to experience Turkish bath!
Matt HermsenWhite | May 20, 2018
I could go on and on about this. Great experience that I will not forget. Worth the money
Elizabeth Harvey | Jul 15, 2018
Lovely building! However, was asked to arrive 15min earlier than my appt at 8am. They didn't open until 8am. Upon arrival they seemed to still be opening up, organizing themselves. Turkish bath reminded me of being dunked by my mum when i was a child. Good experience with the bubbles and them bathing you with mud. However i feel they used cheap hair products. What really disappointed me was the 15min massage i had. For what was meant to be a 2hr experience was more like a long winded shower, waiting and lack of massage time, although was nice and firm! For 110 euro i would expect at least 1hr of massage and less hanging around. For that reason i won't recommend it as its over priced. Being a spa, candles would be a lovely touch also and better quality massage oil. I was dripping in it and the humidity outside didn't help.
Darren Chang | Jun 23, 2018
A thoroughly relaxing experience. Staff were all friendly and professional. The bath is extremely clean. Prices are on the slightly higher end.
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