Aga Turkish Bath in Istanbul since 1454

Ottoman Era

The Historical Aga hamam (turkish bath) was constructed by Fatih Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror (the 7th Ottoman Padishah). Aga turkish bath was used as a private hamam by Mehmed the Conqueror and his sons. At that time, Beyoglu District was not a settlement area and the Padishahs would come to Beyoglu District for hunting. Mehmed the Conqueror constructed this building as a hunting house in 1454. Aga hamam was designed as a hamam below the two flats above. It underwent a large-scale renovation in 1844 by Abdulmecid (the 31st Ottoman Padishah). It was used by the Padishahs and their sons until the final years of the Ottoman Empire. Aga Hamam is first mixed turkish bath in istanbul.

Turkey Era

With the foundation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, the Ottoman Empire ended. In those days a Armenian woman bought the Aga hamam (turkish bath) and it first opened to public. She decided sold the Ağa hamamı to Huseyin Yilmaz. Due to his old age, Huseyin Yilmaz sold it to his nephew Ali Yilmaz in May 1974 after thirty four years of operation. The last renovation was in 1986 by Ali Yilmaz. It serves only tourists for over ten years.
Special thanks to Fırat Çoşkun for photographs...
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