Palatium Distance: 1.4 miTourist Information Cankurtaran mah Kutlu gün sokak No:33 SultanAhmet Istanbul, Turkey 34122
Haseki Hürrem Sultan Hamamı Distance: 1.4 miTourist Information Cankurtaran Mahallesi Ayasofya Meydani No:2 Sultanahmet Istanbul, Turkey 34122
The Haseki Hürrem Sultan Hamamı, aka Ayasofya Haseki Hamamı, is a Turkish hamam that was commissioned by the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I's consort, Hürrem Sultan, and constructed by Mimar Sinan during the 16th century in Istanbul. It was built on the site of historical Baths of Zeuxippus for the religious community of the nearby Hagia Sophia.ArchitectureThe public bath-house was constructed as a charity building by architect Mimar Sinan in 1556. The 75m long structure is designed in the style of classical Ottoman baths having two symmetrical separate sections for males and females. Both sections, situated in north-south direction, are on the same axis that was a novelty in the Turkish bath architecture. The men's section is in the north while the women's part is in the south.The exterior walls are built in courses of one cut stone and two bricks. The changing room of the men's section has four pointed-arch stained-glass windows above in the facade and the women's changing room has three windows.The entrances of both sections are apart. The entrance to the men's section is in the north and the women's in the west. Unlike in the architecture of other Turkish baths, there is a stoa with a dome in the center of the men's section's front side. The roofs of the dome and the stoa are decorated with bricks, and covered by lead sheet material. A red and a white palmette with a golden epigraph on green ground ornament the pointed arch of the monumental entrance door.
Hippodrome of Constantinople Distance: 1.4 miTourist Information sultan ahmet Istanbul, Turkey 34225
Sultanahmet Meydanı İstanbul'un en önemli meydanlarından biridir. Bizans devrinde Hipodrom, Osmanlı döneminde At Meydanı olarak bilinen Roma sirki de Meydanın içerisindedir.