Çinili Hamam

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If you want to visit an authentic and local bath, which is still preferred by the local people, the Çinili Hamam (Cinili bath) in Üsküdar district on the Asian side of Istanbul is the right choice for you. The Cinili Hamam, known for its historically important tiles, is one of the baths of Istanbul that preserves its original structure. The hamam has two 380 years old domed chambers, heated by a wood furnace; the heat passes through pipes in the walls and ceiling. Visit the authentic Cinili Hamam in Istanbul’s Asian side, experience a bathing tradition that is still popular today.

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Know before you go to the Cinili Turkish Bath

• There are some strict hamam rules to be followed. For example, there is no mixing of the sexes. Either the Turkish bath has 2 sections (1 for each sex), or it admits men and women at different times of the day
• Men usually completely strip and wear nothing underneath the bath wrap. Women, on the other hand, typically keep their underwear on (but often not their bra) underneath the bath wrap. The choice is yours
• The traditional 17th-century Cinili Turkish bath is still open to the public and heated by wood fire.
• The women’s section of the Çinili Hamami is open from 08 am to 7 pm every day, and the men’s section is open from 7 am to 10 pm every day.
• The masseur and scrubber will be the same sex as you are
• Standard soap is used. If you have sensitive skin or are allergic to some products, bring your own soap
• The price includes towels, slippers, a locker with key, soap and shampoo.
• Advance booking is always advisable
The tip is normally 10-20 per cent of the total amount

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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Once your online booking has been confirmed an order confirmation will be sent to the email address you specified. This will contain a link to allow you to download your e-tickets.
Your ticket(s) is/are valid only for the number of person(s), the date and the entry time slot stated on its/their face(s).
Easy cancellation. Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Pregnant women are not advised to participate in this hamam experience

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Visit Çinili Hamam in Istanbul and experience a relaxing, refreshing and invigorating Turkish custom that’ll leave you feeling thoroughly pampered!

The Turkish bath is a long-revered custom, centuries-old; perfect for those looking for a truly physical and spiritual cleansing experience.

The Çinili Hamam is located in Uskudar on the Asian side of Istanbul. It is one of the best baths you can choose on the Asian side of Istanbul. The Hamam, was built by Kösem Sultan in 1640.

The Cinili Turkish Bath, known for its historically important tiles, is one of the baths of Istanbul that preserves its original structure. The hamam has two 380 years old domed chambers, heated by a wood furnace; the heat passes through pipes in the walls and ceiling.

If you want to visit an authentic and local bath, which is still preferred by local people in Istanbul, Cinili Hamam is for you.

Prepare to leave the chaos and humdrum of life behind as soon as you enter the Turkish bath. Immerse yourself and embrace traditional custom by wearing the waistcloth and clogs provided.

Not quite for the faint-hearted, inside the temperature can reach up to 50 degrees Celcius under the central dome of the building.

The combined intense heat and humidity encourage the pores to open and impurities to be extracted from the body.

Following which, your skin will be gently exfoliated with a Turkish scrub and you will receive a soothing soap massage.

Finally, after resting, you can enjoy Turkish tea or orange juice before being taken back to your hotel feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and refreshed.

Steam bath, bubble massage and relaxing on heated marble stone – what’s not to love? During Ottoman times, Hamam (Turkish baths) were places where people gathered and socialised. Even today, Turkish people, especially the older generations, love visiting hamams together with family and friends.

About Çinili Hamam

The Hamam, was built by Kösem Sultan in 1640.

For many years it remained an almost forgotten but in 1964 it was transferred to private ownership and reopened its doors to customers.

Çinili Hamam is the oldest hamam in the historical Uskudar (Üsküdar) neighbourhood. The bath was once called Çinili Hamam because it had famous Turkish mosaic tiles (called çini). Unfortunately, the tiles were stolen by thieves, though they have since been replaced with blue stones to reflect the original colour scheme.

Despite everything there are fantastic reliefs on the walls of the Hammam and in the bathroom section, there are basins which have survived to the present day. The high domes of the hammam, which covers a huge area, balance the heat circulation in the bath.

Extras
Take as much time as you like to return to the steam room or sit in the cool room.

Tip1: If you are planning to stay in the hamam for any length of time, take a small bottle of water in with you.

Address: Çavuşdere Cad. Çinili Hamam Sok No: 6. Üsküdar 34664 İstanbul

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