Work on the restoration and renewal of the city’s oldest Turkish bath in Sarajevo, Isa-beg hamam, which is on the List of National Monuments, will be ended soon. Currently, the workers are working on the painting of facade.
According to the director of the Waqf Sarajevo, Senaid Zajimović, hammam will be opened in May this year.
The interior of the hamam is fully completed, and after completion of work on the façade, they will move to the arrangement of sidewalks and roads around the hammam.
“We are preparing an opening ceremony for the beginning of May, which will be attended by senior officials from the Republic of Turkey. We look forward to it,” said Zajimović.
Around two million and 600 000 BAM was allocated by the Vakuf Directorate of Turkey for this project.
Isa-beg hamam is located on 817 square meters, and the original façade was designed by Josip Vancaš. Hamam will be converted into a hotel, consisting out of 19 rooms and two suites. All furniture will be in Old Ottoman style and will be of the highest standard.
In 1880 hamman burned down and was rebuilt on the basis of the project Josip Vancaš. It was built in the oriental style, the spa had a steam and the so-called Turkish baths and private spa pools.
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