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No visit to the incomparable city of Istanbul can be really complete without a visit to the Turkish baths. These are an integral part of Istanbul life as they have been for centuries.
Situated between Constantine 1st’s Vezirhan monument and the Köprülü Mahmud Pasa mosque, school and tombs, Cemberlitas Hamami is definitely worth experiencing. Faithfully restored, the Hammam was originally built in 1584 for Nurbanu Sultan.
As you walk through the arches you get a real sense of the historical importance. Traditionally, Turkish baths follow a three-step process, including a sauna and steam, a full body wash and finally a massage.
This opens up all your pores, increases your blood circulation and removes all dead cells. The result is invigorating. There are separate female and male sections in traditional hammams.
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