Which one should we go to? This one costs double the price, so is it better, or is it just more because it is physically one of the oldest Turkish baths? There are so many questions when it comes to Turkish baths, or Hamams, for us Canadians who are very used to wearing lots and lots of layers of clothing.
After glancing at the cover images and seeing beautiful women in bikinis giving massages, I was sold. When we arrived, I was escorted to a changing room where I was instructed to get butt naked and wrap myself in a sarong. I obliged and was then shown to the first room in the Turkish Bath House experience.
General Info About Gay Friendly Hammams There are several gay friendly bath houses in Istanbul, but in most cases their owners do not want to be classified as gay-venues, and some even do not want to be listed on explicitly gay websites mainly for fear that they can be raided or closed down by local authorities. Homosexuality is not and has never been illegal in Turkey but any sexual action gay or straight in venues open to public can be a reason for closure of the venues for a short time period. You can find more detailed information about gay friendly sauna and bath houses on Turkish Bath Guide.
A homosexual sub-culture based on the west European model has made its mark in Istanbul, Ankara und Izmir. At the same time the public opinion in respect to homosexuality has slowly started changing. In the large cities you will find more men who openly admit to being gay. Along with the European-like scene there is also a local scene developing in which men can meet e.
About 35 TL. The hamam itself will be described for any would-be visitors. But also more fun this way because we came away with quite different things to say.
Is it possible when enduring the 'scrubbing' of a Turkish bath, that it becomes a 'gay' encounter? I would appreciate any and all information about Turkish Baths and where the best are to be found. Never been to Turkey, so no experience of real Turkish baths.
Attention: Davutpasa Hamam which was being advertised on our website for several years is removed because the owners kept sending messages recently in late Decembersaying that they have changed their concept and they neither want to be listed as a gay friendly venue nor they want to appear on any gay websites from now on. So we highly recommend you to avoid it. Please click here for further details, location map and visitor reviews about this venue.
Public bathing is a part of many cultures, from Scandinavia to East Asia. I grew up going to public baths and love a good scrubbing. Perhaps the most famous bathing culture, however, is the Roman one I and many others probably have been in almost as many Roman bath ruins as actual functioning modern bathswhich survives today all over the Middle East though, as far as I know, not in Italy. In this post, I thought I would describe the experience of visiting an Arab hammam pretty similar to Turkish hamams, at least from my limited experience.
I have been there and yes nice, clean and welcoming. But nothing gay there also no any gay service This place is unique for tourist because it is not a fancy SPA.