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95 - 150 minutes

Hamam Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

2 people



About this hammam

Welcome to the captivating Historical Cistern Hammam & Spa, a hidden gem within the Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton Hagia Sophia, located in the pulsating heart of Istanbul’s historical district. This unique sanctuary marries the opulence of the Hilton brand with the historic essence of a Turkish bath, set against the backdrop of a repurposed ancient cistern from the Ottoman era. Here, the grandeur of traditional Turkish baths is infused with the finesse of modern luxury, offering an escape that dates back to the grandiosity of the Ottoman period.

Upon entering, guests are enveloped by the epitome of Turkish hospitality, now enhanced by the luxurious standards Hilton is renowned for. The spa’s interiors, featuring stunning marble and intricate Turkish designs, against the historical canvas of an ancient cistern, provide a tranquil oasis of timeless elegance. Historical Cistern Hammam & Spa is meticulously designed to ensure privacy and a bespoke experience for every guest, with dedicated areas for men and women.

Your journey of rejuvenation begins in the warm embrace of the sauna, where the soft heat prepares you for the unique experience of bathing beside an ancient cistern, under a sky of softly lit ambiance. Progress to the hammam, where you lie on a heated marble piece, in an environment steamed to perfection, easing your muscles and opening your pores for a deep, purifying cleanse.

At Historical Cistern Hammam & Spa, professional therapists elevate the traditional hammam experience, offering a variety of massage therapies, including scrubs with the classic kese and massages that promise to revitalize both body and spirit. After your session, retreat to the relaxation area to enjoy Turkish tea or sherbet, surrounded by the serene beauty of the cistern’s architecture, ensuring a memorable end to your day.

Nestled just behind Hagia Sophia, on the famous Ottoman Street that leads directly to the grandeur of the Topkapi Palace, Historical Cistern Hammam & Spa’s location is unparalleled. It stands as a luxurious beacon for those wishing to delve into the rich tapestry of Istanbul’s history, offering a bridge between the city’s illustrious past and present. Beyond a mere spa experience, Historical Cistern Hammam & Spa invites you to explore the surrounding landmarks, bazaars, and culinary wonders, ranking it among the must-do activities in Istanbul. Here, guests are afforded a journey through time, where the legacy of the Turkish bath is celebrated within the walls of history itself, redefined by Hilton’s impeccable service.


Explore Hammam Package Options Below – Select Your Preferred Package from ”Package Options”

(Important Note: If you do not select a different package option, you will automatically purchase ”Swedish Massage” package by default.)

  • Swedish Massage – 90 Minutes – 120 Euro

Begin your relaxation with 10 minutes in the sauna, followed by a 40-minute pool session to unwind. Conclude with a 40-minute Swedish massage, designed to soothe and rejuvenate your body.

  • Traditional Turkish Peeling & Soap Massage – 95 Minutes – 140 Euro

Start with 10 minutes in the sauna to detoxify, then enjoy 40 minutes of relaxation in the pool. Experience a 45-minute Traditional Turkish Peeling & Soap Massage for a refreshing and cleansing treatment.

  • Sultan Massage(4 Hands) – 100 Minutes – 230 Euro

Embark on a luxurious journey starting with 10 minutes in the sauna, a 40-minute session in the pool, and a grand finale of a 50-minute Sultan Massage with four hands for the ultimate relaxation experience.

  • Couple Romance – 150 Minutes – 280 Euro ( For Couple only)

Share a romantic escape featuring 40 minutes in the pool, a 10-minute sauna session, and 40 minutes in the hammam. Cherish a 60-minute Aromatherapy massage, complemented by a fruit plate and juice, perfect for couples looking to relax and connect.


Important information

Free cancellation

Cancel up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund

Host or greeter

English, Turkish

Not suitable for

  • People with heart problems
  • People with diabetes
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • All guests are treated with linden shampoo, hair cream, body lotion, %100 olive oil Ayvalik soap, one-use slippers, towels, and breechcloth.
  • Our guests who are pregnant are not allowed to have a service, and who have heart disease, diabetes, or asthma are not advised to use the bath.


  • Experience the unique blend of modern luxury and historical charm, set against the backdrop of an ancient Ottoman cistern, offering a tranquil escape in Istanbul's historical heart.
  • Embark on a journey of rejuvenation with a sauna session and a hammam experience beside an ancient cistern, promising a deep, purifying cleanse on heated marble under a softly lit ambiance.
  • Enjoy a variety of massage therapies from professional therapists, including traditional kese scrubs and revitalizing massages, followed by relaxation amidst the serene beauty of the cistern’s architecture.
  • Situated just behind Hagia Sophia, on the famous Ottoman Street leading to Topkapi Palace, Old City Hammam & Spa offers an unparalleled location to explore Istanbul's rich history and cultural tapestry.


  • Sauna
  • Cistern Pool
  • Swedish Massage (if option selected)
  • Traditional Turkish Peeling & Soap Massage (if option selected)
  • Sultan Massage(4 Hands) (if option selected)
  • Aromatherapy massage (if option selected)
  • Linden shampoo
  • Hair cream
  • Body lotion
  • One-use slippers
  • Towels
  • Tip

Frequently asked questions

The Historical Cistern Hammam & Spa is located right in the heart of the Old City in Istanbul. It's situated in the street directly behind the Hagia Sophia. This street is a true reflection of an Ottoman era street.

Yes, it is housed within a cistern dating back to the Ottoman period.

Yes, you can experience the unforgettable Couple Romance package, designed specifically for couples.

The operating hours are from 10 AM to 8 PM.

Yes, it is very close, just a 2-minute walk away. It's also a 1-minute walk to the entrance of the Topkapi Palace, and only a 1-minute walk to the entrance of the Hagia Sophia.

Hamam's Locations

Sultan Ahmet, Kabasakal Cd. No:5 Fatih/İstanbul


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