Few new cities in the world can match Istanbul's beauty, location and monumental structures. This colorful city boasts a wealth of fascinating sites, ranging from mosques churches, palaces and museums to bazaars, Turkish baths and parks.
As both the nearest Asian city to Europe and the nearest European city to Asia, Istanbul enjoys its Janus-like position in both cultures. It acquired its richness, beauty, and renown when it served as the capital of both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires over hundreds of years.
Istanbul abounds with stories and anecdotes from many periods of its history. In the Haseky Hüürrem Hammam, we will learn about Istanbul in the 16th and 17th centuries, about the workers in the Bhadastan area, the aristocracy in the Topkapy palace and the Harem, the stories of sultan Mahmet, Süleyman the magnificent and Roxelana, and, of course, the stories of the Hammam itself – its workers and its visitors.
The great personality that weaves all the anecdotes into one tapestry is Mimar Sinan, a simple man who became a major architect of the Orroman Empire in the time of Süleyman the Magnificent.
The "experience" will be presented in several languages. At the entrance to the museum, visitors will receive audio kits and will be able to select the language of their choice. The soundtrack will be accompanied by film clips that will be projected in various segments along the course of the "experience". The story is relayed to the visitor from a personal point of view in a way that allows him to identify with the historical events.
This is not an attempt to tear off the scarf of mystery and dream, for one cannot do so. It offers the visitor an opportunity to understand the color and charm of this beautiful and enchanting city.