Inside look at Ayasofa Hurrem Sultan Hamami | Istanbul, Turkey | A visit to Turkey and Istanbul, without a proper tradition Hamam experience, is not a visit. Therefore I came to the Ayasofa Hurren Sultan Hamami, just across the Hagia Sofa Museum and in front of the Blue Mosque. One of the most sensual and relaxing experiences of my life I must say. Built in 1556, Ayasofa Hurren Sultan Hamami, by Mimar Sinan by order of Hurrem Sultan, wife of Suleyman the Magnificent, near Hagia Sophia in 16. century, at the location of historical Zeuksippos Baths that was destroyed in 532 year completely.
Building is in shape of classical period Ottoman baths and is a kind of double bath with 75m length. Women and men sections were built on the same axis in this bath for the first time, which was a new thing in Turkish Bath architecture.
For and approximate cost of USD 35 per person you will be bathed and pampered in the most stunning traditional ways for approximately 35 minutes plus the pre and post relaxing time. Basic package includes: Turkish Bath, traditional bath-glove application, relaxing bubble massage, head and neck massage, Ottoman sorbe .For more information www.ayasofyahamami.com
To me was a great experience, from the moment I walked into the Hamam. Specially looking at the locals, and learning how they behave and what they do. The bath and massage itself is beyond relaxing and sexy. Lying on top of the heated White Carrara marble bed. MUST Try experience. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
Special thanks for this trip to Aristo Tours – local Tour Operator of Turkey and to Lufthansa for flying me there in full class and style on their brand new Business Class configuration and Boeings 747-8.
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