There was still warm water here not so long ago, as this bath almost survived and was only demolished in around 1880.
As their religion prohibited Turkish elite from amassing earthly goods, they either used up their income entirely or invested it in the establishment of religious or educational establishments. They had mosques, dervish monasteries and tomb-chapels built. They established schools for the young. In order to cleanse the body as much as the soul, they built baths. The Turkish traveller, Evliya Çelebi wrote between 1660 and 1664 when he was a guest of the town: "The spa of pasha Memi is a warm bath in a pleasant building, and the spa servants' hands are like the sun…" We at least have proof that the baths had floor heating. We also know that an ornamented fountain used to stand in the middle of the building and some massage banches have also been found.
It can be reached by bus from the Main Station with buses 34, 35 and 36, and then a 400-meter walk from the Hospital Square.
Pasha Memi's spa is free to visit.
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