Hammam Yalbugha al-Nasiri
Aleppo, Syria
The Hammam of Yalbugha was constructed just south of the Citadel during the reign of the Mamluk governor of Aleppo Yalbugha al-Nasiri I (r. 1382-1389/783-791 AH). The building fell into disuse and was functioning as a felt factory in the early twentieth century. In the 1980s the baths were restored and opened again to the public. 

The baths feature an ornate facade decorated with ablaq stonework and a large arched entry iwan. The interior is divided into three main spaces: a frigidarium, a tepidarium and a caldarium. All take the form of domed chambers flanked on all sides by iwans.

The baths were damaged during the Syrian Civil War.


Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Meinecke, Michael. Die Mamlukische Architektur in Ägypten und Syrien (658/1250 Bis 923/1517), 2: 276, no. 25A/53. Glückstadt: J. J. Augustin, 1992.

Hawl al-Qal'a, Aleppo, Syria
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1983/1403-1404 AH (restoration)
1382-1389/783-791 AH (construction)
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حمام يلبغا الناصري
Hammam Yalbugha
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