Domed baths were essential parts of the Turkish townscape. They not only provided a place for people to bathe, but also a place for social meetings. The famous Turkish traveller Evlia Cselebi mentions three baths in Pécs in the second half of the 18th century: the baths of Pasha Memi, Pasha Ferhad and Pasha Quassim. The Bath of Pasha Ferhad was soon destroyed, only its foundation walls could be traced. The Bath of Pasha Memi was pulled down in the 1880s, but in 1963 it was restored.