Cağaloğlu Hamamı is one of the best preserved Turkish baths in İstanbul. It was built in 1741 in order to bring revenue for the library of Sultan Mahmut I which was located in Hagia Sophia. It is the last example of her kind to be built in Istanbul during the Ottoman era. Cağaloğlu Hamamı is located in the heart of the old city today, very close to the Grand Bazaar. It is the perfect place to end a long day of sightseeing or shopping or both.
At Cağaloğlu Hamamı, guests are welcomed and provided with a locker within a changing room. Once ready, she or he is taken to the warm room and rests in the heat on the belly stone for about fifteen minutes until she or he is scrubbed on the belly stone and all the dead skin comes out. Following the scrubbing ritual, the guest is given a foam bath where the hair is washed as well. Then comes the resting time with fruit juice or herbal tea. It is a rejuvenating and relaxing experience. ‘Hamam’ ritual usually takes about 90 minutes.
There are several packages offered by Cağaloğlu Hamamı. The one described above is the traditional one called ‘İstanbul Dream’, however there are also other services like ‘Tip to Toe’ or ‘Sultan Mahmut I’ where a longer scrub or a one hour massage are included in the treatment.
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