In the mid-18th century Sultan Mehmet I built the first public bath house in Istanbul. The light and colours in Turkish baths give them a pleasant atmosphere. A Turkish bath normally comprises a hot room heated to temperatures of around 50 degrees Celsius, a warm room heated to approximately 40 degrees Celsius, as well as several cooling rooms. In addition to sweating and cooling-off, rounds of tea and massages are also part of the bathing ritual. The architecture of the sweating rooms is typified by slender columns and domed alcoves. The further in you go, the hotter it becomes. In the back room the aromatic steam is so dense that it resembles autumn mist over a lake. The blue-tiled main room, with its heated marble surfaces, has a more bustling atmosphere. Here you dedicate yourself to scrubbing and washing, something that is best repeated several times. Experienced hammam-goers scrub one another's backs with gloves made from sisal. After spending two or three hours in the hammam, everyday life seems far away and visitors are filled with comforting warmth and inner peace. Today the Turkish bath has become an important feature of modern spa offerings – both extremely healthy and enjoyable. Sauna, foam massages, exfoliating scrubs and oil massages are all included in our offers.

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