3E Cultural Routes

The Medieval Hammam

Photo credits: EU4Culture Program

Hammam is a public building with typical architecture of the Ottoman period. It was built in the XV century in the southeast corner of the medieval city. In the center of the planimetric composition of the hammam is the undressing area, which is covered by a spherical dome with a height of 5.8m, equipped with 12 small windows for ventilation. At the top of the dome there is another hemisphere, with a radius of 70 cm, where three more round windows open, which completes the lighting of the room. The warmth in the rooms was distributed through hypocaustum floor.

*This monument is part of the sites restored by the EU4Culture program, financed by the European Union and implemented by UNOPS in close cooperation with the Ministry of Culture.