The Suleymaniye Hamam is a traditional Turkish bath that was established in 1557 by the Ottoman ruler Sultan Süleyman. The bath is part of an extensive historic complex and is presently the only hamam in Istanbul that caters to both males and females together. Designed by the renowned Turkish architect Mimar Sinan, the building structure is noted for its magnificent domes and arches, beautiful marble interiors and geometrically aligned chimneys. Suleymaniye Hamam consists of three sections - the Hot Section, the Cold Section and the Lukewarm Section, each serving a different purpose. It is a popular tourist attraction in Istanbul and large numbers of visitors flock to it on a regular basis.
Entrance fees cost around 24 TL.
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (with admission closing at 9:00 p.m.)
Around 2 – 3 hours (or longer)
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults, Children
The architecture and marble interiors
It is possible to enquire for a private area at the Suleymaniye Hamam to make use of during prayer times or visitors could also visit a few of the local mosques in the vicinity of Istanbul such as the Sultanahmet Mosque which is the most prominent mosque in Istanbul.
A plethora of Halal food options are available in the vicinity of the Suleymaniye Hamam in addition to the more prominent Halal restaurants in Istanbul such as the Hayat Cafe, Asitane, Mozaik Café,Hamdi Restaurant, 360Istanbul Restaurant, Bab-i Hayat Restaurant and Istanbul Modern.