The entrance of the ‘Tarihi Küçük M.Paşa Erkekler Hamamı’ (= Historical Turkish Bath of ‘Little Mustafa Paşa’, for men). One of the oldest hamams in Istanbul, dated 1477. In fact it is a ‘double bathhouse’, with a distinct section for women, which has his seperate entrance. It is currently a privately runned business.
Covering an area of 1,900 square metres, it ceased being used as a bath house in the 1990s. It has since been restored, and is now also a venue for exhibitions and other events.
Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: Website of ‘Cornucopia, the magazine for connoisseurs of Turkey’
& Website of ‘Istanbul Kültür Mirası ve Kültür Ekonomisi Envanteri’.