A Journey Through Traditional Turkish Hamam Culture
Galatasaray Hamam is one of the oldest and most important hammams in Istanbul.
Built in 1481 by Sultan Bayezid II during the Ottoman Empire, this historic structure is located in Galatasaray Square. Galatasaray Hamam is one of the finest examples of traditional Turkish hammam architecture. With separate sections for men and women, the hammam offers a traditional Turkish bathing experience. For those looking for a historical and cultural experience, Galatasaray Hamam is a must-see in Istanbul.
This historic hammam is a living example of Ottoman-era architectural style and hammam culture. The construction of Galatasaray Hamam is also based on a story: Sultan Bayezid was walking through the land where the current Galatasaray High School and Galatasaray Hamam are located when he saw a hut. The hut belonged to Gül Baba, a respected figure of the time. Sultan Bayezid met with Gül Baba and asked him, ""Do you have any wishes?"" Gül Baba replied that he wanted a complex to be built on the land, with a large school and a large domed hammam that would stand for centuries. Sultan Bayezid granted this wish and had the complex built in 1481.
Gül Babas tomb is still located within the complex, and Galatasaray Hamam still stands as Gül Baba wished, for centuries.