Haseki, Hekimoğlu Ali Paşa Cad. 30
Bostan Bath is to your right while going towards Davutpaşa. Men’s section closes at 10pm but watchout, the female section closes at 7pm. It is said that Fatih Sultan Mehmed the conqueror of istanbul bathed in this hamam. And The Tellak Dede who washed him (“Tellak” is the term for male workers in the hamam) has a tomb adjecent to the hamam.
It is located in a very photographic neighbourhood especially if you walk down Koca Mustafa Paşa Cad. after your visit seeing Bulgur Palace behind tall walls and Cerrah Mehmet Paşa mosque.
MEANWHILE IN ISTANBUL:
This recently renovated cafe/bar is situated on the corner of Kalyoncu Kullugu and Hamalbasi streets across from the British Consulate-General. It was founded by an Ottoman Greek named Panayotis Papadopoulos in 1898. It’s one of many wine shops in Beyoglu, which had many Ottoman Greek residents at the time. It is now a hotspot for up-and-coming Turkish professionals. Drinks cost around $1.50 to $3. Snacks and light meals are available. http://www.panosarap.com/Read more