KARACABEY HAMAMI Address: Talatpasa Bulvari, 101 Hamamonu Ankara Turkey
The Karacabey Hamam is an old traditional Turkish bath in Ankara. It was built during the 15th century during the Ottoman period. The Karacabey Hamam was built in honor of the Ottoman commander Karacabey and it was named after him. The Turkish bath was restored at the end of the 20th century and nowadays it still keeps almost every fragment from its original architecture. Going there, you will be impressed by its outlook both of the interior and the exterior! The bath has two main sections either for men and women. There are also dressing rooms and rooms for rest.
The Turkish bath experience in the Karacabey Hamam is organized according to the original concept of the Turkish hamams. There are three separate rooms - a cold room, a warm room and a hot room. One disadvantage of the Karacabey Hamam is the fact that they will not provide you soap and a towel so you don't have to forget to bring your own.
In the cold room you will change your clothes with the towel you bring - this will be your clothing during your stay in the Turkish bath. You will be asked to place your personal clothes and possessions in the dressing rooms that will be for your private use. In the cold room you will receive detailed information about your stay in the hamam. This information will be of great use, especially for first time visitors. As soon as everything around your Turkish bath experience is clear, you may proceed with the warm room!
In the warm room you will have the chance to adopt your body to the temperate change that awaits you in the hot room. Here you will get used to the higher temperature because of regular steam flows. The atmosphere is nice, it is not so hot and for sure you will enjoy it! You will be served some traditional Turkish beverages that will make your stay in the warm room even more pleasant! You can stay here as long as you want as the minimum is 15 minutes!
The warm room is followed by the hot room! In the hot room you will have the chance to distress your body enjoying the traditional Turkish bath procedures such as scrubbing and washing! You can also arrange the special tellak service and the tellak will scrub down your body using the original Turkish soap! The feeling can hardly be described with simple words. Lying on the platform in the hot room, you can take the advantage to try one of the massages such as the traditional massage, the aromatherapy massage, the oil massage! All of them are really worth experiencing!
If you feel too tired after the hot room experience, you can have a nap in one of the rest rooms that will be arranged for you!
In the Karacabey Hamam the dressing rooms for men are bigger while the hot section for women are more spacious. Each hot section has a fountain and there is no doubt that the whole atmosphere will appeal to you!