- Култура и традиција
Daut Pasha Hamam – Skopje
Tue, 07/13/2010 - 12:24
A firm witness to the Ottoman cultural influence
It is located close to the Stone Bridge, on the left bank of the river Vardar. It is supposing that it was built in the second half of the 15th century, at the time when Daut Pasha lived in Skopje. The building was largely damaged in the inflammation of Skopje by Piccolomini in his counter offensive against the Ottomans in the 17th century.
From the outside, the wall surface built with alternate disposition of stone and two rows of brick gives domination of the object. On the west side are placed the two big domes, and the remained part is covered with 11 smaller domes, asymmetrically placed. The interior is illuminated with the star apertures on the domes, closed with glass. Because it was double (Chifte) Hamam, had two separate entrances, one for the man and one for the women. The entrances weren’t on the same side, because of the canons of the Islam religion.