BOS-HR-SRP
You are here: Home » Guide » Sights » Monuments » Public Turkish Bath
Friday, 20 Oct 2017
Public Turkish Bath Print E-mail

The use of public baths (hammam) was common practice in the Ottoman era. The Turkish public bath near the Tabačica mosque and the Tabhana (the town district encompassing leather processing workshops) was built between the end of the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th century in the classical Ottoman architectural style. It is the only Turkish bath still existing in Mostar and one of the few remaining examples in the whole of Herzegovina.The Hammam comprises a central room used as an antechamber, an intermediate space (tepidarium) and the room for the bath itself, called calidarium.This type of building is conceived for a purely functional, public use without any pretence to opulence: the external parts usually have no decorations and, surrounding the Turkish bath, there often stands a mosque, an Islamic school or a public kitchen. The Cejvan Ćehajin Hamam has no windows and has a roof made of domes designed to protect the privacy of its users. At the end of the Ottoman era, the Bath ceased to be used and, restored during the reconstruction of the historic centre, thanks to the aid of France and Turkey, it is nowadays used to host exhibitions and cultural events.
 

Search

Sights

Prev Next
Austrian-Hungarian Buildings (19th-20th c.)

Austrian-Hungarian Buildings (19th-…

In Mostar, there are numerous palaces to be seen, built during the A...

Bishop’s Ordinariate

Bishop’s Ordinariate

The new Bishop’s residence is situated in the west part of the cit...

Nesuh-Aga Vučjaković Mosque

Nesuh-Aga Vučjaković Mosque

Toward the middle of the 16th century – according to some sources ar...

Hadzi-Kurt Mosque or Tabačica

Hadzi-Kurt Mosque or Tabačica

This mosque was built between the 16th and 17th centuries, as desire...

Karadjoz-Beg Mosque (1557)

Karadjoz-Beg Mosque (1557)

Mostar is a city rich in mosques, to be found in each and every dist...

Catholic Church and Franciscan Monastery

Catholic Church and Franciscan Mona…

In Mostar, the Ottomans helped build a Catholic church in 1866. The ...

Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque

Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque

This mosque was built at the beginning of the 17th century by Koski ...

Crooked Bridge (Kriva Ćuprija)

Crooked Bridge (Kriva Ćuprija)

On the Radobolja River, near to where it joins the Neretva, close to...

The Old Bazaar

The Old Bazaar

In the centre of the city, you can admire one of the oldest parts of...

Tara and Halebija Towers

Tara and Halebija Towers

The two towers, standing on opposite sides of the Old Bridge, soar...

Metropolitan Palace  (1908)

Metropolitan Palace (1908)

Built for the Bishop of the Orthodox Church, in 1908, during the Aus...

Ottoman Residences (16th -19th century)

Ottoman Residences (16th -19th cent…

In order to breathe in the atmosphere of daily life during the Ottom...

Monumental Partisan Cemetery

Monumental Partisan Cemetery

In the western part of the city, dominated by extensive green areas,...

Early Christian Basilica - Cim

Early Christian Basilica - Cim

The remains of the Basilica in Crkvine, Cim, from early Christianity...

Clock Tower  (Sahat Kula) (1630)

Clock Tower (Sahat Kula) (1630)

Another important monument belonging to the prolific Ottoman period i...

Synagogue (1889) and Jewish Memorial Cemetery

Synagogue (1889) and Jewish Memoria…

During the Ottoman period, the Jewish community had settled in Mosta...

Orthodox Church

Orthodox Church

The old Orthodox Church was built in 1834 in the area of Byelusine...

The Old Bridge

The Old Bridge

An almost instinctive image comes to mind when one thinks of Mostar ...

Medieval Bosnia tombstones

Medieval Bosnia tombstones

Among the most mysterious and romantic historical and artistic remai...

Public Turkish Bath

Public Turkish Bath

The use of public baths (hammam) was common practice in the Ottoman ...