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! Name & Website !! District !! Built Date !! Address & Panaroma || Fee & Notes
 
! Name & Website !! District !! Built Date !! Address & Panaroma || Fee & Notes
 
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| [http://www.agahamami.com/ Ağa Hamamı] || Beyoğlu || 1453 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Kuloglu Mahallesi, Turnacibasi Sokak No: 48|CVe0fZ5m}} ||
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| [http://www.agahamami.com/ Ağa Hamamı] || Beyoğlu || 1453 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Kuloglu Mahallesi, Turnacibasi Sokak No: 48|CVe0fZ5m}} || (24 hours opened, close to Istiklal Street)
 
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| [http://www.galatasarayhamami.com/en/ Galatasaray Hamamı] || Beyoğlu || 1481 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Turnacibasi Sokak No: 24|CVe0bOo4}} ||
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| [http://www.galatasarayhamami.com/en/ Galatasaray Hamamı] || Beyoğlu || 1481 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Turnacibasi Sokak No: 24|CVe0bOo4}} || entrance {{TRL|40}}<br /> withcolor changing LED lights, which some people find annoying and takes the peaceful atmosphere away
 
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| [http://www.cemberlitashamami.com.tr/ Çemberlitaş Hamamı] || Sultanahmet || 1584 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Vezirhanı Cad. No: 8 Çemberlitaş|CVe0b8oJ}} || entrance: {{TRL|45}}<br />enter & massage: {{TRL|69}}<br /> enter & 30 mins massage with oil: {{TRL|116}}
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| [http://www.cemberlitashamami.com.tr/ Çemberlitaş Hamamı] || Sultanahmet || 1584 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Vezirhanı Cad. No: 8 Çemberlitaş|CVe0b8oJ}} || entrance: {{TRL|45}}<br />enter & massage: {{TRL|69}}<br /> enter & 30 mins massage with oil: {{TRL|116}}<br />just near Çemberlitaş tram stop
 
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| [http://www.ayasofyahamami.com/ Ayasoyfa Hürrem Sultan Hamamı] || Sultanahmet || 1556 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Cankurtaran Mh. Bab-ı Hümayun Cd. No:1 34122 Sultanahmet|CVe8UAyv}}|| (Ultra expensive)
 
| [http://www.ayasofyahamami.com/ Ayasoyfa Hürrem Sultan Hamamı] || Sultanahmet || 1556 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Cankurtaran Mh. Bab-ı Hümayun Cd. No:1 34122 Sultanahmet|CVe8UAyv}}|| (Ultra expensive)
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| [http://www.cagalogluhamami.com.tr Cağaloğlu Hamamı] || Sultanahmet || 1741 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Cağaloğlu|CVe8UL5f}} ||
 
| [http://www.cagalogluhamami.com.tr Cağaloğlu Hamamı] || Sultanahmet || 1741 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Cağaloğlu|CVe8UL5f}} ||
 
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| [http://mihrimahsultanhamami.com/ing_index.html/ Mihrimah Sultan Hamamı] || Edirnakapı || 1562 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Fevzipaşa Cad. No: 333 Edirnekapı|CVe8YFP6}} ||
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| [http://mihrimahsultanhamami.com/ing_index.html/ Mihrimah Sultan Hamamı] || Edirnakapı || 1562 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Fevzipaşa Cad. No: 333 Edirnekapı|CVe8YFP6}} || entrance: {{TRL|40}}<br />around Chora Church, Anemas Dungeons and Mihrimah Sultan Mosque<br />crawded at summers
 
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| [http://sofularhamami.com/ Sofular Hamamı] || Aksaray || 1700s<br />burned & rebuilt in 1800s || {{Yandex Panaroma|Sofular Cad. No: 22, Aksaray, Fatih|CVe8Y66K}} ||
 
| [http://sofularhamami.com/ Sofular Hamamı] || Aksaray || 1700s<br />burned & rebuilt in 1800s || {{Yandex Panaroma|Sofular Cad. No: 22, Aksaray, Fatih|CVe8Y66K}} ||
 
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| [http://www.suleymaniyehamami.com.tr/ Süleymaniye Hamamı] || Süleymaniye || 1550 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Mimar Sinan Caddesi No: 20 Süleymaniye|CVeo4-kH}} || Entrance €35<br />(Unisex hamam for families & couples)
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| [http://www.suleymaniyehamami.com.tr/ Süleymaniye Hamamı] || Süleymaniye || 1550 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Mimar Sinan Caddesi No: 20 Süleymaniye|CVeo4-kH}} || entrance €35<br />(Unisex hamam for families & couples)
 
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| [http://hasekibostanhamami.com/ Haseki Bostan Hamamı] || Süleymaniye || 1550 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Hekimoğlu Ali Paşa Caddesi, No: 30, Fatih|CVe8YHLI}} ||
 
| [http://hasekibostanhamami.com/ Haseki Bostan Hamamı] || Süleymaniye || 1550 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Hekimoğlu Ali Paşa Caddesi, No: 30, Fatih|CVe8YHLI}} ||
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| [http://kilicalipasahamami.com/ Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamamı] || Tophane || 1580 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Kemankeş Mahallesi Hamam Sokak No: 1 34425 Tophane Karaköy|CVVIqEiq}} || (An elegant Turkish bath, creation of Mimar Sinan)  
 
| [http://kilicalipasahamami.com/ Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamamı] || Tophane || 1580 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Kemankeş Mahallesi Hamam Sokak No: 1 34425 Tophane Karaköy|CVVIqEiq}} || (An elegant Turkish bath, creation of Mimar Sinan)  
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| [http://www.gedikpasahamami.com Gedik Ahmet Paşa Hamamı] || Gedikpaşa || 1475 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Hamam Cad. No : 65 - 67 Gedikpaşa|CVVIqD-A}} || enterance {{TRL|50}}<br />entrance with massage and scrub {{TRL|60}}<br />win warm pool
 
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* Eyüp Sultan Hamamı
 
* Eyüp Sultan Hamamı
 
* Firuz Ağa Hamamı, Cihangir
 
* Firuz Ağa Hamamı, Cihangir
* Gedikpaşa Hamamı
 
 
* Gümüşsuyu Kışlası Hamamı  
 
* Gümüşsuyu Kışlası Hamamı  
 
* Hacı Kadın Hamamı
 
* Hacı Kadın Hamamı
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| Küçükyalı Hamamı || Maltepe || || {{Yandex Panaroma|Üçler Sok. No:14, Küçükyalı|CVe0f0-G}} || (non-touristic local hamam, far to the city center)
 
| Küçükyalı Hamamı || Maltepe || || {{Yandex Panaroma|Üçler Sok. No:14, Küçükyalı|CVe0f0-G}} || (non-touristic local hamam, far to the city center)
 
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| Kartal Şifa Hamamı || Kartal || || {{Yandex Panaroma| Hürriyet Cd. No: 1 Kartal|CVe0f-3n}} || (non-touristic local hamam, far to the city center)
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| Kartal Şifa Hamamı || Kartal || || {{Yandex Panaroma|Hürriyet Cd. No: 1 Kartal|CVe0f-3n}} || (non-touristic local hamam, far to the city center)
 
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| Ağa Hamamı || Üsküdar || || ||  
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| Ağa Hamamı || Üsküdar || 1610 || ||  
 
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| Eski Hamam || Üsküdar || || ||  
 
| Eski Hamam || Üsküdar || || ||  
 
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| Yalı Hamamı || Maltepe || || ||  
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| Yalı Hamamı || Maltepe || 1771 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Hamam Sk, 1-17, 34844 Yalı, Maltepe|CVVIqCO6}} ||  
 
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| İcadiye Dağ Hamamı || Üsküdar || || ||  
 
| İcadiye Dağ Hamamı || Üsküdar || || ||  
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| Beylerbeyi Hamamı || Beylerbeyi || || ||  
 
| Beylerbeyi Hamamı || Beylerbeyi || || ||  
 
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==Different Hamams of Istanbul for Different Purposes==
 
==Different Hamams of Istanbul for Different Purposes==
 
=== Price-Quality ratio wise ===
 
'''[http://www.whereist.com/gedik-ahmetpasa-gedikpasa-turkish-bath/ Gedik Ahmetpaşa Bath]''' near '''Beyazıt''' stop on the tram line is a good one, its -a bit- cheaper than other touristic hamams, Çemberlitaş, Galatasaray, Cağaloğlu and usually less crowded. It also has a sauna and pool inside. About {{TRL|60}} including Kese service.
 
 
=== Off the path but still good ===
 
'''[http://www.whereist.com/mihrimah-sultan-turkish-bath/ Mihrimah Sultan Mosque's]''' hamam '''Mihrimah Hamam''' is also another good one. It is around major attractions such as Chora Church and Anemas dungeons and also near the most beautiful mosque in istanbul in my opinion: Mihrimah Sultan mosque. Sadly it gets crowded in Summer weekends but still try your luck. The entrance fee is {{TRL|40}}.
 
 
=== Major touristic, a bit expensive ===
 
'''[http://www.whereist.com/cemberlitas-hammam/ Çemberlitaş]''' hamam, and '''Cağaloğlu'''hamam. They are about {{TRL|50}} for the plain service. Plus 20-30 for the massage and kese. Expensive, clean, but very packed sometimes. They are both very central. Cağaloğlu is near Sultanahmet. Çemberlitaş is right at Çemberlitaş tram station. Çemberlitaş hamam has a nice cozy cafe situated on the roof where the hamam domes are, be sure to visit and have some tea!
 
 
There is also the Süleymaniye Hamam of the Süleymaniye Mosque. Only tourists are allowed into this one and it is unisex.
 
 
=== Touristic, and with a Disco vibe ===
 
'''[http://www.whereist.com/galatasaray-turkish-bath/ Galatasaray turkish bath]'''. The owners installed color changing LED lights, which some people find annoying and takes the peaceful atmosphere away. Still its a pretty nice hamam. About 30-40 to enter.
 
  
 
=== Expensive: ===
 
=== Expensive: ===
 
There is a newly renovated hamam in Sultanahmet called '''[http://www.whereist.com/ayasofya-hurrem-sultan-hamami/ Hürrem Sultan Hamamı]'''. Possibly the most expensive hamam in Istanbul. The entrance is 80 Euros.
 
There is a newly renovated hamam in Sultanahmet called '''[http://www.whereist.com/ayasofya-hurrem-sultan-hamami/ Hürrem Sultan Hamamı]'''. Possibly the most expensive hamam in Istanbul. The entrance is 80 Euros.
 
=== 24 Hours open and unisex: ===
 
'''[http://www.whereist.com/aga-hamami/ Ağa Hamamı]''' near Galatasaray. This is not a bad bath as well. It's a wonderful place to go late-night after a drinking session in Istiklal Street... It's old, its clean and its open 24 hours! and is unisex! I'd say its the kinkiest hamam in istanbul.
 
  
 
=== Major local, cheap and traditional hamams: ===
 
=== Major local, cheap and traditional hamams: ===
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You can reach it by walking from Aksaray tram station. It is not well taken care of as the major touristic ones but you may like the design of it more and its more peaceful compared to the other ones. The entrance is {{TRL|25}}. You would pay an additional 10TL to the Kese worker. And the massage is an additional {{TRL|15}}. For women, the entrance+kese is 50TL. The traditional service inside is called Kese. You can also have massage. Generally, in tradional hamams you would pay the price of the entrance upfront, ie. {{TRL|10}}-{{TRL|25}}. And then after your service is over, at the exit you hand over 10-15 Lira's to the guy who did kese for you. But this is the traditional approach and for many touristic places such as Çemberlitaş, Cağaloğlu and Gedik Paşa you don't have to follow this.
 
You can reach it by walking from Aksaray tram station. It is not well taken care of as the major touristic ones but you may like the design of it more and its more peaceful compared to the other ones. The entrance is {{TRL|25}}. You would pay an additional 10TL to the Kese worker. And the massage is an additional {{TRL|15}}. For women, the entrance+kese is 50TL. The traditional service inside is called Kese. You can also have massage. Generally, in tradional hamams you would pay the price of the entrance upfront, ie. {{TRL|10}}-{{TRL|25}}. And then after your service is over, at the exit you hand over 10-15 Lira's to the guy who did kese for you. But this is the traditional approach and for many touristic places such as Çemberlitaş, Cağaloğlu and Gedik Paşa you don't have to follow this.
  
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==Hygiene==
 
==Hygiene==
Finally:
 
 
If you have slippers bring them if not they do provide you a pair. Other than that most hamams are VERY (zero germs.) clean inside due to heat and the nature of the marble. Here is the scientific backing: http://goo.gl/LAaNr
 
If you have slippers bring them if not they do provide you a pair. Other than that most hamams are VERY (zero germs.) clean inside due to heat and the nature of the marble. Here is the scientific backing: http://goo.gl/LAaNr
  
 
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There are 237 hamams in Istanbul, 60 of them are still in use. Below is a list of hamams in Istanbul. You can also find detailed information on the hamams from a blog dedicated to the subject on hamamguide.

European Side
Name & Website District Built Date Address & Panaroma Fee & Notes
Ağa Hamamı Beyoğlu 1453 Template:Yandex Panaroma (24 hours opened, close to Istiklal Street)
Galatasaray Hamamı Beyoğlu 1481 Template:Yandex Panaroma entrance Template:TRL
withcolor changing LED lights, which some people find annoying and takes the peaceful atmosphere away
Çemberlitaş Hamamı Sultanahmet 1584 Template:Yandex Panaroma entrance: Template:TRL
enter & massage: Template:TRL
enter & 30 mins massage with oil: Template:TRL
just near Çemberlitaş tram stop
Ayasoyfa Hürrem Sultan Hamamı Sultanahmet 1556 Template:Yandex Panaroma (Ultra expensive)
Cağaloğlu Hamamı Sultanahmet 1741 Template:Yandex Panaroma
Mihrimah Sultan Hamamı Edirnakapı 1562 Template:Yandex Panaroma entrance: Template:TRL
around Chora Church, Anemas Dungeons and Mihrimah Sultan Mosque
crawded at summers
Sofular Hamamı Aksaray 1700s
burned & rebuilt in 1800s
Template:Yandex Panaroma
Süleymaniye Hamamı Süleymaniye 1550 Template:Yandex Panaroma entrance €35
(Unisex hamam for families & couples)
Haseki Bostan Hamamı Süleymaniye 1550 Template:Yandex Panaroma
Büyük Hamam Kasımpaşa Template:Yandex Panaroma (A nice and a cheap hamam)
Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamamı Tophane 1580 Template:Yandex Panaroma (An elegant Turkish bath, creation of Mimar Sinan)
Gedik Ahmet Paşa Hamamı Gedikpaşa 1475 Template:Yandex Panaroma enterance Template:TRL
entrance with massage and scrub Template:TRL
win warm pool
Asian Side
Name & Website District Built Date Address & Panaroma Fee & Notes
Çinili Hamam Üsküdar 1604 Template:Yandex Panaroma
Aziziye Hamamı Kadıköy 1860 Template:Yandex Panaroma entrance: Template:TRL
massage & scrub: Template:TRL
Küçükyalı Hamamı Maltepe Template:Yandex Panaroma (non-touristic local hamam, far to the city center)
Kartal Şifa Hamamı Kartal Template:Yandex Panaroma (non-touristic local hamam, far to the city center)
Ağa Hamamı Üsküdar 1610
Eski Hamam Üsküdar
Yalı Hamamı Maltepe 1771 Template:Yandex Panaroma
İcadiye Dağ Hamamı Üsküdar
İcadiye Hamamı Üsküdar
Beykoz Hamamı Beykoz
Beylerbeyi Hamamı Beylerbeyi

Hygiene

If you have slippers bring them if not they do provide you a pair. Other than that most hamams are VERY (zero germs.) clean inside due to heat and the nature of the marble. Here is the scientific backing: http://goo.gl/LAaNr

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