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One of the top things to do in Turkey's capital, Ankara. It is the museum of Turkey's great leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, he is the person that leaded Turkish war of independence and the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey.
I visited this museum twice and both times, I was amazed at the displays. I was lucky to witness the changing of the guards which was done in true military spirit. My only complain is the ladies toilet...maintenance is needed urgently!
This museum has been refurbished in the last year or so. It's quite easy to miss it on a busy shopping street in Sisli.
It is free and when I went I was almost the only person there.
All the signage and information was in...More
Charles and I ventured on our own to the Ataturk Museum, run by the government and free to the public. This was not an actual residence of the Father of Modern Turkey, but the home where he stayed when he was in Istanbul. Several rooms...More
Since I'm an expat living in Istanbul, I'm always on the lookout for hidden attractions off the beaten path. This small museum is well worth a visit if you've already ticked the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace etc. off your list. Entrance is free (opening hours...More
Having read earlier reviews on Trip Advisor I was unsure if I would find this fabulous little museum open. I can confirm that the museum has reopened after a major renovation. It is free to enter and is a wonderful experience. You will need to...More
Thank you to Ibrahim for letting us know it is closed for rennovation. There is no sign saying when it will re-open. Just another heads up, in all the web photos it is a distinctive pink colour. I wandered for ages looking for it. It...More
Atatürk Museumis a historic house museum dedicated to the life of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of the Republic of Turkey. It is located in the district of Şişli, on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey.The museum houses personal belongings of Atatürk like clothes...More
For much of Istanbul’s history, Sisli and the area just north of Taksim Square were open countryside used mostly as hunting grounds. These days, Sisli and its chic streets are considered the very heart of contemporary Istanbuli life, where an epicenter of fashion and a thriving business district meet to create an expressly “downtown” feel. Though largely a residential neighborhood, luxury hotels, fine dining
restaurants, and upscale shops abound with many of them situated inside or nearby Cevahir Istanbul, the biggest shopping mall in Europe and second biggest urban shopping mall in the world. Shopaholics and fashionistas travel from near and far to browse the area's mix of major global brand items and creations by popular Turkish designers.