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Bridal Hamam

Guests attending the bridal hammam are greeted by the bride’s family and Kılıç Ali Pasha Hamamı’s senior hostess as they arrive. A sherbet beverage is served while the guests sign in.

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Bridal Hamam

Dressed in a traditional red velvet robe, red veil atop her head and silver slippers on her feet, the bride descends slowly into the great hall to join the guests waiting for her below.

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Bridal Hamam

Friends surround the bride carrying lit candles placed in small dishes. As the bride leads the way, they walk around the fountain three times to the accompaniment of music. Next comes the bath.

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Bridal Hamam

A private chamber and silver mazarine are reserved for the bride during her bath. A gold coin for prosperity and nigella and wild rue seeds to ward off the evil eye are tossed into the basin, from which three bowls of water are poured over the bride's head.

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Bridal Hamam

After the bride is washed, she moves to the göbek taşı, the heated platform in the bath’s hot room, called the hararet. These pleasant moments are followed by a lively celebration accompanied by live music. Songs are sung, tambourines are played, and guests banter. After circling the göbek taşı three times, the candles are lit again, then extinguished as the guests leave the hararet. The bride is wrapped from head to toe in towels and taken to rest on a couch in the camegah, the central lounge.

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Bridal Hamam

Refreshments are served in the spacious and open camegah, which is arranged according to its original function dating from the 16th century. Dolmades, savoury pastries, dried fruit, tea, coffee, a bridal sherbet, fresh fruit juices, lemonade and other special treats are served while the conversation continues.

Groom’s Hamam

The night before the wedding, the groom bathes alongside his male relatives and friends at the hammam in preparation for his wedding ceremony. A bathhouse is rented and a light meal is served, while music and dancing are not part of the event. Traditionally, this ritual is to share advice on family life and send off the groom on this next phase of life.

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Lohusa Hamam

The birth of a baby is a blessing to be celebrated. Among these celebrations, the lohusa, or postpartum, bath is a therapeutic, educational and entertaining tradition. According to tradition, the mother and child, midwife and family members were all invited to the neighbourhood bathhouse on the fortieth day following the baby’s birth. The aim was to check on the well-being of the new mother and her baby, share parenting tips and bathe both mother and child.

Special Days

Other special occasions to mark at Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamamı
1. Birthdays
2. Mother’s Day
3. Father’s Day
4. Children’s party
5. Holidays

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Special Days

Other special occasions to mark at Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamamı
1. Birthdays
2. Mother’s Day
3. Father’s Day
4. Children’s party
5. Holidays

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Special Days

Other special occasions to mark at Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamamı
1. Birthdays
2. Mother’s Day
3. Father’s Day
4. Children’s party
5. Holidays

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Special Days

Other special occasions to mark at Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamamı
1. Birthdays
2. Mother’s Day
3. Father’s Day
4. Children’s party
5. Holidays

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Special Days

Other special occasions to mark at Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamamı
1. Birthdays
2. Mother’s Day
3. Father’s Day
4. Children’s party
5. Holidays

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Frequently Asked Questions

No. However, we may not be able to accommodate other guests in the wet areas during a group event, if capacity has been reached.

The reservation time is considered the start of the service. After you check-in and leave the locker area, please go inside the bath and rest upon the marble platform for 15 to 20 minutes to prepare for the scrub.

We ask that you inform of us of changes to your reservation 48 hours in advance. We may not be able to accommodate more or fewer guests due to availability.

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OPEN EVERY DAY

Ladies 08:00 - 16:00
Men 16:45 - 23.30

LOCATION

Kemankeş Mah. Hamam Sok. No:1 34425, Tophane, Beyoğlu, İstanbul