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. Com website, including location maps and reviews of the people who have visited them. You can also interact other people at this Yahoo gay group which is being published collaboratively by Istanbulgay. Com and Turkeygay.
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Nur Hamam Istanbul
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. It is a place where locals go to I was in this hamam before two days.
It is an old hamam but also has a sauna. Nur Hamam is very easy to reach from Taksim, very close to Galatasaray Square which is the middle of famous walking street called Istiklal. When you come from Taksim direction take the right hand turn to Hamalbasi Street which is across from Galatsaray High School, easily recognizable from its monumental garden gate. After walking some some meters you will see the entrance on the right had side of the street. Look a little carefully so as not to miss the entrance door entrance door , because it is under a regular building which does not look like a bath house from outside.
Attention: Davutpasa Hamam which was being advertised on our website for several years is removed because the owners kept sending messages recently in late December , saying 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.