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“Mausoleum Ataturk”
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Ataturk Mausoleum
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$81.25*
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Private Tour: Ankara Sightseeing
Ranked #1 of 223 things to do in Ankara
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Owner description: The mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, was constructed in 1944 and sits atop a hill overlooking the city.
Reviewed April 9, 2013

The peace around it, pepole showed a lot of respect. It was quite busy when we visited, we spend almost an hour walking around

Thank Wilma57
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Great museum, plan to spend at least 2 hours! We really enjoyed the way it was laid out. Museum staff are particularly helpful.

Thank sologurl
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Dedicate at least two hours for your visit. We had a guide, who provided a lot of information and led us through the events that set the creation of modern Turkey. The mausoleum offers a very Turkish angle of the events and inspires insights regarding the background of current policies.

3  Thank Anna S
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

This expansive mausoleum was free, beautiful and very informative.

Upon entering it says you'll need 75 minutes and that was too little time even though we were on a time crunch. You need a good 1 & 1/2 to 2 hours for perusing, a little historical reading and taking photos. The movie room was closed but take a moment to take in the view.
We arrived a little late the evening before to find it closed. This place is not lit or open at night so be sure to arrive early enough in the day time. We were able to walk from the train station and it was really far so I would only do this is you have a lot of time. We also took a cab there the following day (about 15 Lira) and that was much better since it's a little out of the way and not near any other attractions.

There is a security check to enter and all large bags must be left there.
By the end I was a little Ataturk'd out! Ataturk was the first president of Turkey and a national military hero. Once you learn about this man's life, you'll come back from Turkey with a new appreciation. They LOVE this man and have gone through many pains to commemorate his life and death here. The only disappointing aspect of this place is that NO photos are allowed inside the free museum, which has some of the most beautifully portrayed war scenes and paintings I've seen in quite a long time. Go on a beautiful sunny day and enjoy the open plaza. Take a stroll past the lion statues and take a moment to either photograph the standing guards or simply watch the military personnel marching around. It made a great morning.

1  Thank PixieMagicJ
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

The Mausoleum is a huge classical square in a beautiful park with excellent views of Ankara. The Ataturk memorabilia are interesting and the changing of the guards is fun to watch.

For the Anatolian Museum, one can take the bus on Ataturk Blvd. north to the equestrian statue at Ulus, and then walk east up the hill to the museum of Anatolian Culture (half closed in early 2013). From there one can walk back down the hill to the Ulus metro station for the ride out to the Ataturk Mausoleum, which is a walk up the hill from the Tandogan metro station.

There is a shuttle bus for the elderly from the park entry to the mausoleum. Guards may want to inspect your passport and backpack on entry.

Thank efsch
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