An Incentive Like NO Other: Historical Turkish Baths in Istanbul!

Industry Watch | September 15, 2016 | Feature

Incentive Ideas

If you want your group to experience this ages old tradition in İstanbul, make sure you add this great incentive to your next MICE Itinerary! Take a look at some famed Turkish baths, that are steeped in history:

 

1) Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamam

Located in Tophane and commissioned by Kılıç Ali Pasha to Architect Sinan, it was built between 1578-1583 and later became a landmark of Tophane. Its large dome which lets the sunlight in the hamam is the crown of its architecture and is the second largest historical dome in İstanbul. Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamam was restored in 2012 in order to meet the needs of today. There are separate sections for men and women and the hamam rituals last for around one hour, but your group can relax inside for as long as they like. There are massage parlors as well as a café to enjoy a drink and a souvenir shop.

Where: Kemankeş Mah. Hamam Sok. No: 1 Tophane Karaköy

 

2) Çemberlitaş Hamam

Çemberlitaş Hamam, was commissioned by Nurbanu Sultan, the wife of Selim II and the mother of Murad III. The hamam has two identical sections for men and women. It is one of the late works of Architect Sinan. Your group can both have private time or ask for traditional massage services and other hamam rituals.

Where: Çemberlitaş Hamamı Vezirhan Cad. No: 8 Çemberlitaş

 

3) Galatasaray Hamam

Galatasaray hamam was originally built as a part of the Galatasaray Mosque complex in 1481 as commissioned by Sultan Beyazıt II. Among the past guests of the place there are many pashas, qadis and grand viziers. Today, your group can both enjoy the bath and attend the special entertainment programs organized for groups. Bubble bath, oil massage and other services are available for your group and the hamam is regularly visited by tourists.

Where: Turnacıbaşı Sokak No: 24 Galatasaray Beyoğlu

 

4) Çinili Hamam

Located on the Anatolian side of İstanbul, in Üsküdar, Çinili Hamam was commissioned by Kösem Sultan in 1640. The interior area is spacious due to the high domes. Your group will surely leave the place happy thanks to the superb massage and other hamam services.

Where: Murat Reis Mahallesi, Çavuşdere Caddesi No. 204, Üsküdar

 

5) Cağaloğlu Hamam

Commissioned in 1741 by Sultan Mahmut I, Cağaloğlu Hamam is close to the Basilica Cistern. There are separate sections for men and women in this baroque influenced 300 years old hamam. This enchanting structure was included in the New York Times “1000 Places to See before You Die List” and will surely prove to be a memorable experience for your group!

 Where: Alemdar Mh., Cağaloğlu Hamamı Sk No:34, Fatih

If you want your group to experience this ages old tradition in Istanbul, add this great incentive to your next MICE Itinerary! Take a look at some famed Turkish baths, that are steeped in history.

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