Anitkabir

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Anitkabir featuring heritage architecture as well as a large group of people

Relive Turkey’s fight for independence and learn about the life of its first president, who is buried in this symmetrical mausoleum.

The leader of the Turkish War of Independence is buried in the mausoleum of Anitkabir. After the country’s government held a competition for construction design, architects built the winning entry in the 1940s. Visit the structure for its cultural significance as well as its majestic appearance. It stands out because of its large presence with towers, arcades and a vast courtyard.

As you stroll through the spacious square, notice the minimalist effect of the mausoleum, which stands proudly against a backdrop of clear blue sky. Gaze up at the structure, which looks like a symmetrical block made from concrete and marble columns. It is so culturally important that the mausoleum has been featured on several Turkish banknotes over the years.

Marvel at the 10 towers that are arranged in a symmetrical fashion. They represent the pursuits and aspirations of those who fought for independence. Visit the Anitkabir Atatürk Museum to learn about the first president of the Republic of Turkey, who led the people to fight for their liberation.

Peruse many of his personal items, such as clothes and diplomatic gifts to learn about the man and his daily life. His medals and decorations are mounted around the museum. Find out about his heroic actions through informative docents and pictures that document the key moments of his life. Exhibits on the modern history of Turkey include a particular focus on the Turkish War of Independence, which lasted for 4 years in the 1920s.

The second president of Turkey, Ismet Inonu, is also buried in this tomb. Construction on the mausoleum began in 1944 and took almost a decade to complete. Visit when it is open to the public daily from morning until late in the afternoon.

Find the Anitkabir in the center of the city of Ankara. Take the metro system to the stops of Tandogan or Besevler, which lie just north of the site. You can also take a bus or taxi to the mausoleum. Nearby attractions include Gençlik Park and the Ankara 19 Mayis Stadium.

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