Anıtkabir is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and the first President of Republic of Turkey. It is located in Ankara and was designed by architects Professor Emin Onat and Assistant Professor Ahmet Orhan Arda, whose proposal beat 48 other entries from several countries in a competition held by the Turkish Government in 1941 for a monument for Atatürk.
The site is also the final resting place of İsmet İnönü, the second President of Turkey, who was interred there after he died in 1973. His tomb faces the Atatürk Mausoleum, on the opposite side of the Ceremonial Ground.
Onur Aydin | Feb 28, 2018
This place is not very interesting for the uninitiated but 5-stars due to the importance of the person resting here. This person was genius, patriot, a bit of an alcohol lover, a true guide, sometimes cruel, always a gentleman, little bit of an oppressor, and an excellent organizer. All in all, a magnificent person and a very rare luck that Turkey had for far too brief time. I hope you rest in peace and I thank you with all my heart for all you've done for Turkey.
Mujdat Akyuz | Feb 28, 2018
Beautiful resting place for the founder of the Turkish republic. Includes museum and eating facilities. Also children friendly atmosphere. Recommended to anyone. Should be visited if anyone goes to Ankara.
Fatin Emre Güneş | Feb 24, 2018
This is the graveyard, monument of Atatürk who was the former president of Republic of Turkey. There is very informative museum about war, challenging times of Anatolia. Garden is quite famous for species of trees, plants. Since, it is all over from the world, other countries showed their respect with their living gifts.
Kateryna Kyselova | Feb 22, 2018
Must see. Were simple and minimalistic though powerful at the same time. The quotes of Ataturk throughout the place are really impressive.
ahmad alfaraj | Feb 18, 2018
Amazing place. You can learn many information about the history of Turkey. Free entry.
Ala Janbek | Mar 22, 2018
Definitely a must visit place if you go to Ankara. The approach to the museum is nice; a long slightly uphill road with trees and greenery. Then you reach the mausoleum. It will look magical with the sun rising from behind. One of the weird things you will see is the guards. They do some small performances all the time. If you go there in winter or on a cold day you will see them standing still in glass boxes. Otherwise they will also be standing still but outside the boxes. After a tour on top, go check the enormous museum underground. It could take you up to two hours there (depending on your curiosity and energy). Alas, pictures are not allowed in the most interesting showroom. But enjoy it. There is a small gift shop and a café at the end.
Ika Christianti | Mar 10, 2018
It's a huge and nice place about how Ataturk got independence of Turkey. It also has nice photo spots. Other exciting thing is guardian changing shift ceremony.
Shillyboy Letsoalo | Mar 30, 2018
This place is beautiful. Beautiful architecture. It basically tells the story of Turkey and the great Ataturk. The soldiers at this place have times when they march. A lot of us enjoyed watching them stomping hard on the floor. Ne mutlu Türküm diyene.
Michael Oon | May 4, 2018
A very impressive monument to the memory of Mustafa Ataturk, the founder of the modern Republic of Turkey. The monument is at the top of the hill over looking the nation’s capital – Anakara. It is a fitting memorial to the man who had laid the foundations of this vibrant republic.
Stephan Spelde | Apr 12, 2018
This was a great suprise! Not only did I learn that my Turkish history sucks, but that Ataturk is truely a National Hero here. I should've taken a clue of the fact that he is on all of the Turkish bills. Please come here if you're in the vicinity. You'll learn something new, I promise!
Lucky Lucian | Apr 13, 2018
If you're visiting Ankara, you must stop at Anitkabir. A museum and mausoleum dedicated to the country's first President, it is very informative and beautiful. Ankara doesn't have much in the ways of tourist spots so this is a must see if you're in the city. Plus its free.
Mohammed Faahim | May 16, 2018
If U like history and what it presents, U will love this place. A pivot for the East and West. The South under their wings whiles observing the North with keen eyes. Turkey, land of the brave.
Gert Meleqi | May 23, 2018
A really nice place that shows the beauty and the greatness of Turkish history. Very well kept and taken care of. Maybe the biggest "attraction" in the city.
Ece Turhal | Jun 10, 2018
One of the must-see's in Ankara. You can learn about Ataturk and Turkey. They have everything written in both English and Turkish. Entrance is free. There is a small cafe and clean bathrooms by the flag entrance.
Mazlan Abdul Malik | May 15, 2018
This is Turkey late leader mausoleum. Even locals visit this place as mark of respect. Take photos with their ceremonial guard on duty. The garden around the area decorated with beautiful flowers.
Pedram Kaya | Jul 15, 2018
A great vantage point from which to see Ankara. Great museums as well to learn about the Turkish War of Independence, and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. A changing of the guard takes place at the top of each hour, which is interesting to watch as well.
Craig Pirrong | Jun 15, 2018
Fabulous place. The mausoleum itself is awesome, and the museum is very informative. Fitting commemoration of an important historical figure. Definitely worth a visit.
Yoshe Ariel | Jun 22, 2018
best place to visit in ankara! all the building is so amazing! all of the details on the wall and floor make you mesmerise. the colour is so beautiful, especially when sunny day. there is museum downstairs, and there is history box inside the building.
Mira SAID | Jun 21, 2018
Nice architecture. Must be first place to visit in this city. Great leader Ataturk sleeps there
Alina Andrei | Aug 14, 2018
Ataturk, one of Turkey's greatest leaders. One of the places you should not miss if you visit Ankara. The part of the museum which shows his personal belongings makes it feel as if he is there with you in the room. Even his favourite dog Fox. Even though we couln't see his tomb, they showed a televised presentation of it, still it feels impressive. Around the tomb there are jars with soil from different parts of Turkey, amazing. As you walk down the corridors of the mausoleum you feel Ataturk's presence and power, a great man who's done so much for his country. His legacy should never be forgotten, people like him are very rare.
Fabian Bergeron | Aug 12, 2018
It's the memorial place of Atatürk, the founder of the Republic. Free entry, no passport required, only standard security checks. Located on a hill it also gives a decent view over the city. The place has a certain flair and is worth visiting for sure. It's slightly crowded, but still enjoyable. Interestingly, I was not able to find a toilet on the premises, but maybe I overlooked it.
Kaltrina Ukalli | Aug 10, 2018
While in Ankara this is a must. It is very unique place. This is a very good location to take pictures.
Ahmed Badri | Jul 26, 2018
The place is nice, for the entrance if you are not a local and you don't know how to get around there are two entrances one you have to walk toward the building the other can be dropped by a taxi just in front of it.
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