Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamam
Commissioned to the great architect Sinan by Ottoman admiral Kılıç Ali Paşa, this hamam was constructed between 1583-87 to serve the Ottoman army’s marine forces. Before reopening as a modern facility, the Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamam underwent intensive restoration for seven years. Set under one of Sinan’s biggest domes (14 meters across and 17 meters high) the exposed brickwork and light wooden frames are all illuminated by natural light, exuding a harmonious aesthetic. After sipping on a glass of homemade şerbet, your attendant will lead you to the marble hamam for body exfoliation and a bubble soap wash. If you want to go beyond the basic hamam package, you can also add a massage to your Turkish beauty routine.
Note: if you feel uncomfortable being totally naked during your hamam bath, take a bikini bottom along to cover the essentials.
Kemankeş Mah., Hamam Sk. 1, Tophane-Karaköy, +90 212 393 80 01