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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 [http://www.hammamguide.com/ hamamguide].
 
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 [http://www.hammamguide.com/ hamamguide].
  
'''European Side'''
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! 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}} || Central, near Istiklal- Taksim- Beyoglu <br /> (24 hours open but a bit too alternative.)
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| [http://www.galatasarayhamami.com/en/ Galatasaray Hamamı] || Beyoğlu || 1481 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Turnacibasi Sokak No: 24|CVe0bOo4}} || Central, near Istiklal- Taksim- Beyoglu <br /> 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}} ||Very central, near Grand Bazaar, Major touristic, a bit expensive <br /> 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}}|| Central near Sultanahmet.  (Ultra expensive)
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| [http://www.cagalogluhamami.com.tr Cağaloğlu Hamamı] || Sultanahmet || 1741 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Cağaloğlu|CVe8UL5f}} || Central near sultanahmet. Usually busy but good architecture.
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| [http://mihrimahsultanhamami.com/ing_index.html/ Mihrimah Sultan Hamamı] || Edirnakapı || 1562 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Fevzipaşa Cad. No: 333 Edirnekapı|CVe8YFP6}} || A bit off the path but still very good <br /> If you plan on visiting Chora Church it would be great if you stop by this hamam as well. 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}} || A very nice local hamam built by Mimar Sinan. Great for a cheap and traditional experience. 15TL for entrance. + 10TL for Kese scrubbing service. + 10TL if you opt-in for the massage.
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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}} || Another local hamam.
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| [http://www.buyukhamam.com/ Büyük Hamam] || Kasımpaşa ||  || {{Yandex Panaroma|Potinciler Sokak No: 22 Kasımpaşa|CVeoaZo1}} || (A nice and a cheap hamam)
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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. Recently renovated and opened. Near Taksim and near the cruise ship docks in Tophane.
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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 />with a pool.
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* [http://www.agahamami.com/ Ağa Hamamı]: Beyoğlu, built in 1453, [http://harita.yandex.com.tr/-/CVe0fZ5m Address]: Kuloglu Mahallesi, Turnacibasi sokak No: 48
 
* [http://www.galatasarayhamami.com/en/ Galatasaray Hamamı]: Beyoğlu, built in 1481, [http://harita.yandex.com.tr/-/CVe0bOo4 Address]: Turnacibasi Sokak No: 24
 
* [http://www.cemberlitashamami.com.tr/ Çemberlitaş Hamamı]: Sultanahmet, buit in 1584, [http://harita.yandex.com.tr/-/CVe0b8oJ Address]: Vezirhanı Cad. No: 8 Çemberlitaş, (Entrance: {{TRL|45}}, enter & massage: {{TRL|69}}, enter & 30 mins massage with oil: {{TRL|116}})
 
* [http://ayasofyahamami.com/ Ayasoyfa Hürrem Sultan Hamamı]: Sultanahmet, buit in 1556, [http://harita.yandex.com.tr/-/CVe8UAyv Address]: Cankurtaran Mh. Bab-ı Hümayun Cd. No:1 34122 Sultanahmet (Ultra expensive)
 
* [http://cagalogluhamami.com.tr/ Cağaloğlu Hamamı]: Sultanhamet, built in 1741, [http://harita.yandex.com.tr/-/CVe8UL5f Address]: Cağaloğlu
 
* [http://mihrimahsultanhamami.com/ing_index.html/ Mihrimah Sultan Hamamı]: Edirnakapı, built in 1562, [http://harita.yandex.com.tr/-/CVe8YFP6 Address]: Fevzipaşa Cad. No: 333 Edirnekapı
 
* [http://sofularhamami.com/ Sofular Hamamı]: Aksaray, built in 1700s, burned & rebuilt in 1800s, [http://harita.yandex.com.tr/-/CVe8Y66K Address]: Sofular Cad. No: 22, Aksaray, Fatih
 
* [http://hasekibostanhamami.com/ Haseki Bostan Hamamı]: Cerrahpaşa, built in 1550, [http://harita.yandex.com.tr/-/CVe8YHLI Address]: Hekimoğlu Ali Paşa Caddesi, No: 30, Fatih
 
* [http://www.suleymaniyehamami.com.tr/ Süleymaniye Hamamı]: Süleymaniye, built in 1550, [http://harita.yandex.com.tr/-/CVeo4-kH Address]: Mimar Sinan Caddesi No:20 Süleymaniye (Unisex hamam for families & couples) (Expensive, entrance €35)
 
* [http://www.buyukhamam.com/ Büyük Hamam]: Kasımpaşa, [http://harita.yandex.com.tr/-/CVeoaZo1 Address]: Potinciler Sokak No: 22 Kasımpaşa (A nice and a cheap hamam)
 
* [http://kilicalipasahamami.com// Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamamı]: Tophane, Kemankeş Mah. Hamam Sok. No:1 34425 Tophane Karaköy, İstanbul (An elegant Turkish bath, creation of Mimar Sinan)
 
 
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* Acemoğlu Hamamı, Şehzadebaşı
 
* Acemoğlu Hamamı, Şehzadebaşı
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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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* Zincirlikuyu Hamamı, Karagümrük
 
* Zincirlikuyu Hamamı, Karagümrük
 
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* [http://www.cinilihamam.com/eng/default.asp?p=homepage Çinili Hamam]: Üsküdar, built in 1604, [http://harita.yandex.com.tr/-/CVe0fA2l Address]: Murat Reis Mahallesi, Cavusdere Caddesi No: 204
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* [http://aziziyehamam.com/ Aziziye Hamamı]: Kadıköy, built in 1860, Massage & Scrub: {{TRL|20}}, [http://harita.yandex.com.tr/-/CVe0fMkY Address]: Kadıköy Haydarpasa Rıhtım Cad. Recaizade Sokak No: 17-19 (Entrance: {{TRL|20}})
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! Name & Website !! District !! Built Date !! Address & Panaroma || Fee & Notes
* Küçükyalı Hamamı: Maltepe, [http://harita.yandex.com.tr/-/CVe0f0-G Address]: Üçler Sok. No:14, Küçükyalı, Maltepe (Non-Touristic local hamam, far to the city center)
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* Kartal Şifa Hamamı: Kartal, [http://harita.yandex.com.tr/-/CVe0f-3n Address]: Hürriyet Cd. No: 1 Kartal (Non-Touristic local hamam, far to the city center)
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| [http://www.cinilihamam.com/eng/default.asp?p=homepage Çinili Hamam] || Üsküdar || 1604 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Murat Reis Mahallesi, Cavusdere Caddesi No: 204|CVe0fA2l}} ||
* Ağa Hamamı (Üsküdar)
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* Eski Hamam, Üsküdar
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| [http://aziziyehamam.com/ Aziziye Hamamı] || Kadıköy || 1860 || {{Yandex Panaroma|Kadıköy Haydarpasa Rıhtım Cad. Recaizade Sokak No: 17-19|CVe0fMkY}} || entrance: {{TRL|20}}<br />massage & scrub: {{TRL|20}}
* Yalı Hamamı, Maltepe  
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* İcadiye Dağ 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)
* İcadiye Hamamı
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* Beykoz Hamamı
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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)
* Beylerbeyi Hamamı
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| Ağa Hamamı || Üsküdar || 1610 || ||
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| Eski Hamam || Üsküdar || || ||
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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 || || ||
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| İcadiye Hamamı || Üsküdar || || ||
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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 Central, near Istiklal- Taksim- Beyoglu
(24 hours open but a bit too alternative.)
Galatasaray Hamamı Beyoğlu 1481 Template:Yandex Panaroma Central, near Istiklal- Taksim- Beyoglu
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 Very central, near Grand Bazaar, Major touristic, a bit expensive
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 Central near Sultanahmet. (Ultra expensive)
Cağaloğlu Hamamı Sultanahmet 1741 Template:Yandex Panaroma Central near sultanahmet. Usually busy but good architecture.
Mihrimah Sultan Hamamı Edirnakapı 1562 Template:Yandex Panaroma A bit off the path but still very good
If you plan on visiting Chora Church it would be great if you stop by this hamam as well. 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 A very nice local hamam built by Mimar Sinan. Great for a cheap and traditional experience. 15TL for entrance. + 10TL for Kese scrubbing service. + 10TL if you opt-in for the massage.
Süleymaniye Hamamı Süleymaniye 1550 Template:Yandex Panaroma entrance €35
(Unisex hamam for families & couples)
Haseki Bostan Hamamı Süleymaniye 1550 Template:Yandex Panaroma Another local hamam.
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. Recently renovated and opened. Near Taksim and near the cruise ship docks in Tophane.
Gedik Ahmet Paşa Hamamı Gedikpaşa 1475 Template:Yandex Panaroma enterance Template:TRL
entrance with massage and scrub Template:TRL
with a 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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