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Ataturk Mausoleum

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Neighbourhood: Çankaya
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Address: AnItkabir, AnIt Cad. Tandogan, Cankaya, Ankara 06520, Turkey
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+90 312 231 7975
09:00 - 17:00
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The mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, was...

The mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, was constructed in 1944 and sits atop a hill overlooking the city.

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a place to understand more about Turkey's history

A place with beautiful, awesome buildings; the monument is grand & solemn; the educational sections are informative, with audio explanation of the displays.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A place with beautiful, awesome buildings; the monument is grand & solemn; the educational sections are informative, with audio explanation of the displays.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful monument to Ataturk. Nicely set out, but more of a sunny, warm day attraction (mostly outside and set in a beautiful garden). Interesting to walk around, and a small museum to walk through. I was lucky enough to get a tour from one of the security guys. I was there about 4pm and got to see the changing of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place shows a great snapshot of how things used to be in Turkey and how it developed into what it was in its recent history. The facility plays out like a storyline of how Mustafa Kemal brought his ideals to a people that needed them so badly. History and architecture abound. There is also a multi service military guard... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big and monumetal, With very nice perspectives but do not go on a hot day, it is like a frying pan¡¡

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You must visit this impressive place ,if you are interested in history.The greatest leader Atatürk is lie here(and also his brother in arms İsmet İnönü)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Don,t loose it!! mybe you undrestand why turkish people want to be like their own leader Ataturk...!

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Canakkale, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Don't forget to see his library and to buy a copy of his speech. Also, see the geometry book he has written for school kids. I highly recommend this visit to get a real insight to Turkey.

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Very important place for Ankara and Turkish citizens. Do not think that it is forced to be simply an over-designed and popularized mausoleum for a dictator; which is not and Ataturk was not a dictator on the other hand; its better for you try to understand Turkish history, Ataturk's revolutions and the meaning of building a nation from nothing by... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a great place to visit to understand the miracle of turkish revolution of 20th century. We will see the history of modern Turkey carved in stone all along the walls and in the museum section beneath the main structure. The coffee shop was rather poor. I wish better relaxing areas existed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Allow yourself at least a couple of hours and visit Anıtkabir. The entire site maps out the background and history of Kemal Ataturk - the displays are excellent and give a great insight into his personal life as well as his historic achievements (very professional and genuinely interesting). Lots of school visits when we went illustrated how important this site... More 

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