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Inside the souks of the old city of Sidon, there is a small entrance in the middle of the street that leads to a spacious foyer and countless small rooms. This is the new bathroom. The place houses the paintings of the British artist Tom Young, in a special exhibition that shows ancient scenes from the bathroom and the landmarks of the city of Sidon, especially its sea castle.
Hammam El-Jadeed is the largest and most important of the Turkish baths located in the old city of Sidon, within the district of Hammam El-Jadeed. At the entrance to the bathroom there is a plaque with poetic verses about who built it and when. According to these verses, the new bathroom was built in 1720 AD by Mustafa Hammoud. This bathroom is characterized by exquisite decoration and consists of a large hall with a water fountain in the middle. The shower rooms there are numerous and small and are distributed throughout, and they are entered through a small door in the large hall on which is written “The Entrance to the Bathroom”. Of course, the Ottoman design is evident in every detail of the bathroom's many domes and small stained glass windows. The bathroom was closed for a long time, then the Sharqi Foundation for Development and Cultural Innovation reopened it in May 2019 to be an archaeological and cultural place.