Anitkabir is a mausoleum dedicated to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who was the first president of ‘Republic of Turkey’ and the leader of ‘Turkish War of Independence. Anitkabir site was located in the Turkish capital Ankara. After the death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in 1938, this mausoleum was planned to build. The construction of Anitkabir was started on 9th November 1944 and it has undergone four stages of construction. After the construction work was completed in 1958, his body was moved to this place. This site is also being a resting place for Ismet Inonu, who was the 2nd President of Turkey. His tomb faces in opposite direction to Ataturk Mausoleum.
When you entered Anitkabir Mausoleum there are 24 lion sculptures on both sides of the road and one thing you find in this sculpture is lion’s face is down towards the tomb. Anitkabir museum holds some of the photos of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and his family, weapons, and products used by him. It also had one Library which contains nearly 3115 books. The flagpole at a height of 33.5m high is specially made from the USA took place in the ceremony area. For each hour guards in the ceremonial area will be changed.
The four main parts of Anitkabir are Road of Lions, Hall of Honor, Peace Park, and Ceremony Area. Anitkabir also holds numerous towers such as Independence Tower, Freedom Tower, Victory Tower, Peace Tower, Tower of Reforms, Misak-ı Millî Tower, and 23 April Tower. Nowadays, Anitkabar is visited by a lot of tourists from all over the world.
Anitkabir opening hours ?
01 February – 14 May – 09:00 to 16:30 15 May – 31 October – 09:00 to 17:00 01 November – 31 January – 09:00 to 16:00
where it is located ?
Address: Yücetepe, Akdeniz Cd. No:31, 06570 Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey