Haseki Hürrem Sultan Hammam, Sultanahmet, İstanbul (14056988630)
Haseki Hürrem Sultan Hammam is located between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. It was built on the order of Hürrem Sultan, the wife of Süleyman the Magnificent, by Architect Sinan in 1556 as a charitable work. The facade is composed in classical Ottoman style. The interior comprises double baths and is in total 75 meters long. Unusually the female and male baths were located on the same axis, and this is one of the first examples of such a layout in Turkish hammam architecture. The building functioned as a bath until 1910, after which it was closed for a period and then used as a warehouse. Restored in 1957-1958, the building was converted into a carpet store. Its final renovation begun in 2008 and the building opened as a bath house again in 2011.
SALT Research, Ali Saim Ülgen Archive
Haseki Hürrem Sultan Hamamı, Ayasofya ile Sultanahmet Camii’nin arasında yer alır. 1556’da, Kanuni Sultan Süleyman’ın eşi Hürrem Sultan tarafından hayrat olması amacıyla Mimar Sinan’a yaptırıldı. Cephelerinde klasik Osmanlı hamamı üslubuyla dikkati çeken yapı, çifte hamam şeklinde ve 75 metre uzunluğundadır. Kadın ve erkek bölümlerinin aynı eksende yer alması, Türk hamam mimarisinde bir yenilik olarak kabul edilir. 1910’a kadar hizmet veren hamam, sonrasında uzun yıllar kapalı kaldı, zaman zaman kağıt deposu ya da benzin deposu olarak kullanıldı. 1957-1958’deki restorasyonundan sonra halı mağazası olarak faaliyet gösterdi; 2008’de yenilenerek 2011’de orijinal işleviyle yeniden hizmete açıldı.
SALT Araştırma, Ali Saim Ülgen Arşivi
Roxelana, also known as Hürrem Sultan or Mahidevran, was a prominent figure in the Ottoman Empire during the 16th century. She was a slave girl from what is now Ukraine who was brought to Istanbul and joined the harem of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. Roxelana quickly became one of Suleiman's favorite concubines, eventually rising to the position of his legal wife and queen consort. She wielded considerable influence over the Sultan and was involved in politics, diplomacy, and charity work. Known for her intelligence, beauty, and charm, she was often consulted by Suleiman on matters of state. Roxelana's rise to power was unusual for the time, as it was rare for a concubine to become a legal wife and queen consort. Her story has been the subject of many legends and myths over the years, and she has been romanticized in popular culture as a symbol of female power and influence.