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Anitkabir, Ankara

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Anıtkabir (« Memorial Tomb ») 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.

The mausoleum was depicted on various Turkish banknotes during 1966–1987 and 1997–2009 and was included in the Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers list of the fifty civil engineering feats in Turkey, a list of remarkable engineering projects realized in the first 50 years of the chamber.
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  • I went here as part of a Rick Steves group tour (highly recommended!). This is a really important cultural spot so I can recommend it as a must-do while in or near Ankara! There is also a museum but.....  more
    I went here as part of a Rick Steves group tour (highly recommended!). This is a really important cultural spot so I can recommend it as a must-do while in or near Ankara! There is also a museum but.....  more »
  • I thought Tiananmen Square in Beijing was gigantic , the square in front of the mausoleum of atta Turk in Ankara is breathtaking in size, quality of construction , optimizing 360 degree views of... 
    I thought Tiananmen Square in Beijing was gigantic , the square in front of the mausoleum of atta Turk in Ankara is breathtaking in size, quality of construction , optimizing 360 degree views of...  more »
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  • The place is located in a very beautiful place on top of a higher ground. Whole building and it's premises are very well maintained and cared for. The building itself looks expensive and luxurious. Very nice place to see for couple hours with family or friends. Private events often happening with soldiers changing positions and honors given to Ataturk. Small museums in every corner of the "park" with cars , ships, weapons and in general different historic pieces that might interest every kind of person. Highly suggesting visiting this place if you are in Ankara. 5 stars. I would only suggest the workers there to learn English so they can help the tourists more effectively.
  • So beautiful and it has one of the best free museums I've ever been to. FYI, security holds random bags at entry and unfortunately this happened to us. No reason, they just choose at random. But we had no problems picking ours up again when we left. Don't miss out on the changing of the guard ceremony!

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