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Istanbul (Turkey) - Cağaloğlu Hamamı (Cağaloğlu baths) | by jaime.silva
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Istanbul (Turkey) - Cağaloğlu Hamamı (Cağaloğlu baths)

The Cağaloğlu Hamam, constructed in 1741, is the last hamam (baths) to be built during the Ottoman Empire. It was constructed (...) as a cifte public hamam to bring revenue for the library of Sultan Mahmud I the first situated inside the mosque of Ayasofya. (...) It is the last example of its kind to be built in Istanbul and is a successful hamam that is still operational in our time. The door of the women’s section is on a side street (...) On the tablet above the door is a long inscription of 7 lines and 28 verves.


(from wikipedia)

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Taken on August 24, 2010