The Hagia Sophia Hurrem Sultan Hammam

Mimar Sinan's Monumental Work Hurrem Sultan Turkish Bath

This hammam was built as a charity by the Haseki Hurrem who was the wife of the most famous of the Ottoman Sultans Suleiman the Magnificent.

Hagia Sophia Hurrem Sultan Hammam was constructed by the great Turkish architect Mimar Sinan in 1556 on the ruins of the historic Zeuksippos Baths.

The structure, in classical Ottoman bath style, has a double bath and it is 75m long. There is an epigraph in golden letters on a green background on the arch of the one of the world's most beautiful baths's entrance.

Hurrem Sultan Turkish Bath is located in Istanbul's Sultanahmet Square, right across the Hagia Sophia.

The bath which had used actively until 1910, then remained closed for a while. Later it had been restored in the 1950s and allocated to selling souvenirs.

The Hagia Sophia Hurrem Sultan Hammam was renovated again in 2011 as a result of 3 years of meticulous work and with a USD 13 million budget. And the bath has reopened its doors after this renovation. The domes of the Turkish bath, which restored by staying faithful to completely its origin, covered with lead. In addition, each of the taps and bath bowls in the Haseki Hurrem Hammam are covered with 24 carat gold.

Redbud flower is dominant in the Turkish bath which was the Hurrem Sultan's favorite. The specifically designed pestemals are in the color of purple-pink flowers of the Redbud tree.

Shampoos, creams, lotions and soaps that used in the bath are all made with redbud blossoms essence.

There are 4 VIP rooms in the Hagia Sophia bath, which is entered through from the separate doors to the men and women sections.

Everything is considered in Hurrem Sultan Hammam according to the rituals that in the period it was first built. For example, as in Ottoman time, after the bath, sherbet and yogurt with honey are served to the guests.

All details are taken to fully ensure the hygiene in the bath by staff who are all graduate and and well-educated.

There are a cafe serving to 450 people and a la carte restaurant inviting with the Turkish dishes on the and Ottoman desserts in the garden of Hagia Sophia Hurrem Sultan Hammam.

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