Introduced in C4w
Unique Building for Ottoman Empire (Replaces Aqueduct)
Cost[1]100 Hammer
Happy+2 Happiness
Healthy+2 Health
Special Abilities
  • Required to Build The Hanging Gardens
  • Available for free on Industrial and later starts[2]
  • Available for free on Renaissance and later starts[3]



"Cleanliness was extremely important in Ottoman culture. Before modern plumbing, the Ottomans constructed communal steam baths ("hammams") throughout their major cities. In early times many of these were attached to mosques - ritual cleanliness played an important part in the Ottoman religious beliefs - in later periods they evolved into separate buildings and eventually, into enormous complexes of buildings.

The Ottoman hammams were largely modeled on their Roman and Byzantine predecessors. They contained three main areas: a hot room, a moderate room and a cool room. Both men and women could attend hammams, but they bathed in separate areas."


"The Hammam, the Ottoman replacement for the Aqueduct, improves a city's happiness and health. Build Hammams when you want to grow a city, or when the populace begins clamoring for it."

Difference from Aqueduct

It gives +2 Happiness.


In the city screen press the following icon to start Hammam construction:

Game versionButton
C4w and C4btsIcoHammam

See also

List of City Buildings


  1. Cost depends on Game Speed. Quick: 67 Hammer, Epic: 150 Hammer, Marathon: 300 Hammer.
  2. This special ability affects only in C4w.
  3. This special ability affects only in C4bts.