Anitkabir
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Chinta K
Dublin, OH127 contributions
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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 Ankara . The main building itself has gold leaf on ceiling and the mausoleum of the father of Turkish Republic all the way in the center like a church Dias or mosque pulpit . There are guards on either side of the entrance like statues . The day we visited , Turkish state dignitary was expected so there were guards at attention on the walls on either side of the building as well .
Many after graduations picture groups were there from schools and colleges . It was very festive , youngsters were so eager to try out their English with us . Facing the memorial is a whole wall of windows / look outs to the city below .
The grounds are green with trees sent by 25 Nations in memory of the father if the nation on his passing . India donated over 250 Himalayan cedars ! The garden and grounds were closed due to the visiting signatory .
There is a cafe and wash rooms .
A must see.
Written May 10, 2022
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA3,960 contributions
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 we didn't have time to go in, we just saw Ataturk's book collection. It was quite inspiring to see everyone completely stop and stand respectfully for the National Anthem. And we saw the changing of the guard too!
Written May 28, 2022
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Diane A
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We had a guided tour of this magnificent memorial for Mustafa_Kemal_Ataturk. The exhibits were very well presented with good descriptions. The museum was very well organized so that you could follow the arrows on the floor and read historical tributes of the displays
Written June 21, 2022
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Sofia
Madrid, Spain55 contributions
This was quite a spectacular visit and informative about Turkish history. If you're there long enough you get to see the guards changing which was very interesting.

Staff were wearing masks, there were some points of sanitiser dispensers throughout, the museum was closed to prevent spread of the virus, and there were limited access restrictions in places like the souvenir shop. Saying that, not all tourists were wearing masks, and the amount of people in main areas like the mausoleum and memorabilia showcases were not monitored.

Unfortunately, there's a lot of stairs throughout Anitkabir, and I did not see a single point for wheelchair access. Anyone would this restriction wouldn't properly access the landmark, and wouldn't be able to visit it comfortably.
Written August 14, 2020
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Mobile180583
Washington DC, DC8 contributions
The mausoleum was grand and the personal history portion of the museum was, uh, interesting. The history section of the 1920-22 rebellion and establishment of the Turkish Republic was a one-sided presentation of the period though. I'm not sure I can recommend seeing this place if you have limited time: the Roman Bath ruins and Anatolian Civilizations Museum were far more interesting.
Written October 22, 2021
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand2,940 contributions
Seems that every tour to Ankara is taken to Anitkabir. It's OK and offers some insights into the hero-worship that Turks have for Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic. But the mausoleum itself is not all that impressive. Built in similar style as the mausoleums of Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong (actually, I guess they came after), it's just a big-columned structure idolizing the founding leader. The mausoleum is stark and bare inside. The most interesting part of the visit was seeing the school groups and how they behaved during their obligatory visits, and the changing of the guard (which was interesting but not as impressive as some other such exercises in other countries). If you have limited time in Ankara, better to plan to spend more time at the amazing Anatolian Civilizations Museum.
Written March 11, 2020
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nomad88
Singapore, Singapore81 contributions
This mausoleum gives a visitor an appreciation of modern Turkey history, which was marked by Ataturk's leadership post Ottoman Empire. The building includes a museum of Ataturk's life and his many achievements in modernizing Turkey. However, the many sub sections that present his achievements, in the walk through museum wing, are pretty extensive and one would take an hour or so to complete the viewing of the exhibits. Depending on one's interests and time constraints, one could just focus on the early section presenting Ataturk's life and military history.
Written January 8, 2020
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AzRat
Arizona1,881 contributions
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October 2021. Respect. Lovely visit to Antikabir. Much reverence and respect to honor the founder of Modern Turkey. On a chill blustery day was worth the wait to view the hourly changing of the honor guard.
Written October 29, 2021
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Mustafa Özçelik
The Hague, The Netherlands7 contributions
A huge building whit the mausoleum of Ataturk, which is the founder of the Republic of Turkey. There are lots of paintings from that time of the Turkish war of independence and how the republican identity started. Definitely a place worth to visit and deepening yourself in the republican history.
Written May 17, 2020
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Alex J
Melbourne, Australia2,208 contributions
This is an utterly fascinating place! You cannot miss it, even if you are in Ankara for just a day. Basically, it is the mausoleum of Ataturk, but there is much more to see than just a tomb. The whole place is paradise for photo and history buffs. You enter the central area through a broad road, lined with statues of lions. At the end of this road is a huge courtyard, with Ataturk's tomb on the left and a museum on the right. You need at least two hours to see everything. It would be good if you can budget three hours. Wear GOOD walking shoes, there is plenty of walking to be done. People with a stroller may have some difficulties, there are quite a few stairs. I did not see arrangements for wheelchairs, you may need to check. Little kids may find this quite trying. Also, I don't think this place would appeal to teenagers. But, if you have even a little interest in history, this is indeed paradise. So much information on modern Turkish history, on Ataturk, on his life, etc...etc... And so many photogenic buildings. I went by taxi, the driver dropped me off at the main gate. It was quite a walk, uphill, to the Lion walkway, and then there was more walking. There must be some way to directly access the Lion walkway. If so, you can save yourself a long uphill walk, and also save a lot of time! It is perhaps the most impressive mausoleum in the whole world. It left me with a sense of awe.
Written March 10, 2020
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