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Anitkabir, Ankara

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Must see · History Museum · Museum
Anıtkabir (literally, "memorial tomb") is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and first President of the 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 "monumental tomb" 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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  • This is such a majestic location that is highly informative to visitors. The grounds of the facility and the architecture itself is spectacular and worth a visit while in Ankara. If you are an...  more »
  • A nice half day out to look around with a nice view of Ankara . Nice history of the way it was built and by whom .  more »
  • A walk through the greatest mausoleum of the Turkish people. There were some works in progress but it was still an excellent visit.  more »
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  • The most beautiful place I've ever visited. Very well laid out and informative. Everything you need to know about this Great leader Ataturk is here. The landscaped gardens and a relaxing atmosphere. And it is absolutely free. A must see place when you visit.
  • İt look like a museum but there was historical items are legendary.And he historical places of the Turks are also very beautiful. And there was a lot of information about Ataturk's grave.For example:To be opposite the castle or close with a copper door.I think you should go there and see the legendary objects!
  • Ataturk tomb can add more to it.. Place us clean and nice. Have a good portion of turkey modern history.. Too many historical fact you can collect while visiting the place
  • Wonderful place. Must visit. During season always packed with tourists. Underground museum in the same building is fabulous. Very huge fabrication it is. Wonderful with beautiful garden a d lanscape. At the time of shifting of duties of guards it is a fabulous time. Guards stand and keep on standing till the changeover without any movement. Great it is.
  • Impressive building and museum, elegant ,clean, and excellent information That keeps the remains of the Father of the Turkish Republic. A lot of history of the modern times of this beautiful country

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