Discover a hidden gem designed by Sinan, the grand imperial architect of Ottoman Empire,

and commissioned by Barbarossa, the red-bearded admiral who reshaped the Mediterranean;

A temple of wellness and culture that was once adorned with turquoise and lapis-blue tiles;

An oasis built out of marble, whose walls were laden with poems from centuries past;

A garden of paradise in Zeyrek, made for the explorers and the epicureans;

A place where each breath fills you with fragrances and stories that go back half a millennium...

Come to explore, stay to dream, and immerse yourself in the architecture….

Soak up the wealth of treasures from Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires in The Cinili Hamam,

a museum-hammam of 500-year-old history revived with a new spirit of ritual and culture.

17th ISTANBUL BIENNIAL

17 SEPTEMBER - 20 NOVEMBER

The Çinili Hamam is opening its doors for the first time

for 17th Istanbul Biennial.

The Çinili Hamam is opening its doors for

the first time for 17th Istanbul Biennial.

Come and take a look before the opening.

Click here for the press release

Don’t miss the chance to get a first glimpse at the restored baths for free during the 17th Istanbul Biennial (17 September - 20 November 2022).

We are now open to the public for the 17th Istanbul Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), offering a first look at the building before the big reopening in 2023.

Curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Amar Kanwar and David Teh, during the 17th Istanbul Biennial, the hamam functions as one of the primary venues for the biennial and features sound installations by Taloi Havini and Renato Leotta.

Sound is an important component of both installations, which were selected especially to be exhibited in the hammam due to the acoustic properties of its architecture.

Don’t miss the chance to get a first glimpse at the restored baths for free during the 17th Istanbul Biennial (17 September - 20 November 2022).

We are now open to the public for the 17th Istanbul Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), offering a first look at the building before the big reopening in 2023.

Curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Amar Kanwar and David Teh, during the 17th Istanbul Biennial, the hamam functions as one of the primary venues for the biennial and features sound installations by Taloi Havini and Renato Leotta.

Sound is an important component of both installations, which were selected especially to be exhibited in the hammam due to the acoustic properties of its architecture.

The Çinili Hamam is restored 

with the efforts of The Marmara Group.