Hammams in Turkey: Istanbul: Hacı Kadın Baths:
hot room with washbasins

Hot room with washbasins, Istanbul
< Photo: Oğurlu

The hot room at the Hacı Kadın Bath in Istanbul. 'Modesty partitioned' wash basins can be seen round the periphery of the hot room, which makes them very humid, not to say steamy.

The baths were built some time around the end of the 17th century. They are still open today with sessions for women from 9.30 to 5.00 and sessions for men during the remaining hours between 6.00 in the morning and midnight. There is a well lit dressing room, a warm area, and a pool added some time after the original bath was opened.

The photograph and description are from Orhan Yılmazkaya's beautifully produced Turkish baths: a guide to the historic Turkish baths of Istanbul.

This page enlarges an image or adds to the information found below:

The Roman Baths, Cambridge. Part 1: Prelude

Top of the page


Victorian Turkish Baths: their origin, development, and gradual decline

Home pageSite mapSearch the site

Comments and queries are most welcome and can be sent to: 
The right of Malcolm Shifrin to be identified as the author of this work
has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

  Malcolm Shifrin, 1991-2023