THE KUCUK MUSTAFA PASA HAMMAMHistorical legacy inherited from the 15th century.
The Kucuk Mustafa Pasa Hammam was taken from the Directorate General of Foundations and privatised in the 1920’s. It was officially registered with the 7773 numbered decree dated April 20, 1974 by the Turkish Prime Ministry, Undersecretariat for Culture, Directorate of the Higher Council for Antiquities and Monuments. The privatised monument continued its function as a bath until 1995. However, following the substantial decline in demand the bath was abandoned. Since 1996 it is under the proprietorship of Mermeriş. The restoration project was undertaken between 2009 and 2011 and the implementation works were carried out between April 2013 and August 2015 by Pelin Celik Architecture and Restoration Firm and with enterprise of A. Suha Mermerci.
The 15th century Hammam, is situated near the Greek Patrimony, in the Ayakapi suburb of the Fatih region in Istanbul. The Hammam was constructed by Kara Mustafa Pasha during the Mohamed the Conqueror’s reign in 1477. Kara Mustafa Pasha was later executed in 1483 by Abdulhamid I, as he favored Cem Sultan during the dispute between two brothers on succeeding Mohammed the Conqueror.
Covering an area of approximately 2.000 m2, the building sits on 1.265 m2, possessing two divisions, one for men (selamlık) and the other for women (haremlik). Both divisions include the traditional Turkish bath architectural features: cool room, dressing area, warm room and hot room. A single dome covers the cool room/dressing areas. The warm area, which also includes the toilets, sits on a rectangular area. The hot areas, which include original marble basins and the central massage slabs, are also covered by a dome.
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"Water. As Tears of Love". Angelo Bucarelli15 September - 13 October 2013
Kucuk Mustafa Pasa Hammam hosted the installation exibition of the well known Italian artist Angelo Bucarelli: "Water. As Tears of Love" The installation is influenced by the importance of water in the history and modern day of Istanbul. The relationship is characterised through artists own experiences with the great city.MORE
You have an art Yeditepe Biennial31 March - 15 May 2018
The venue for the “Mekandan Taşanlar” (“Overflows”) exibition was the Kucuk Mustafa Pasa Hamami in Balat. Various installation have been exibited to public with the arrangements of Ms. Betül Bilgin and Ms. Hilal Arpacioglu from the Fine Arts Faculty of Istanbul.MORE
A Good Neighbour 15th Istanbul Biennial16 September - 12 November 2017
Küçük Mustafa Paşa Hammam is located in the Fatih residential neighbourhood across the Golden Horn. While it is the site furthest away from the other venues, it remains within walking distance.MORE
Tuzlu Su 14th Istanbul Biennial5 September - 1 November 2015
Kucuk Mustafa Pasa Hammam was one of the venues for the 14th Istanbul Biennial. Egyptian artist Wael Shawky’s animation movie with puppets made out of hand blown murano, depicting the times of the crusaders was shown ona a giant screen. This magnificient animation was supported by unique glass installations inside the Hammam.MORE
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