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Beşiktaş Hamamı (Sinan Pasha Hamam)

Published June 11, 2019

The Sinan Pasha Hamam, or bathhouse, was built by Mimar Sinan in 1555 and located in the district of Beşiktaş in Istanbul, Turkey. It was designed as a part of the Sinan Pasha Mosque Complex. The bathhouse was later demolished in 1957 due to an urban redevelopment project in Istanbul by the prime minister of the time, Adnan Menderes.

Works Cited:

Baktir, Hasan, and Mustafa Kirca. The Representation of the Ottoman Orient in Eighteenth Century English Literature : Ottoman Society and Culture in Pseudo-Oriental Letters, Oriental Tales and Travel Literature. ibidem-Verlag, 2010. EBSCOhost,

Esmer, Mine. 2013. “1956-1960 İMARI: Karaköy-Beşiktaş Sahil Aksında Kaybolan / Yıkılan / Taşınan Yapılar. (Turkish).” Mimarlık, no. 374 (November): 54–59.

Ormecioglu, Hilal Tugba, and Ebru Kamaci. “ISTANBUL 1956 AND MENDERES OPERATIONS.” Middle East Technical University, Ankara.

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Tsikaloudaki, Katerina1, et al. “Daylighting in Historic Bathhouses: The Case of Ottoman Hamams.” METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, vol. 30, no. 1, June 2013, pp. 45–55. EBSCOhost, doi:10.4305/METU.JFA.2013.1.3.

About Mimar Sinan

Further Reading

Necipoğlu, Gülru (2007). “Creation of a national genius: Sinan and the historiography of “classical” Ottoman architecture”. Muqarnas. 24: 141–183.

Crane, Howard; Esra Akın and Gülru Necipoğlu, eds. (2006). Sinan’s Autobiographies: Five Sixteenth-century Texts. Leiden: Brill.

Güler, Ara, Burelli, Augusto Romano; Freely, John (1992). Sinan: Architect of Suleyman the Magnificent and the Ottoman Golden Age. WW Norton & Co. Inc.

Kuran, Aptullah. (1987). Sinan: The Grand Old Master of Ottoman architecture, Ada Press Publishers.