The founder of the Republic of Turkey, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk tried to be built in a manner worthy of his honor, and he devoted himself to the monument. At the same time in Anıtkabir, the first prime minister and the second president İsmet İnönü’nin also have graves.
The monumental grave of plans, projects, competitions and construction stages from the death of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on November 10, 1938 to 1953 was completed on September 11, 1953. The old name for the project, Rasattepe, is used as a grave in prehistoric times and there is an observatory here for a period. After Anıttepe was chosen as the present name for the construction of the Anıtkabir, archaeological studies began in the area. The artifacts from these works are exhibited in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Starting from 1944, various competitions and projects as a result of the building Turkish architects Prof. Dr. Emin Onat and Prof. Dr. Ahmet Orhan started to be built with the sign of Arda.
Building materials and other materials used during construction work were brought from all over the place, marble and travertines were prepared here with great effort. This great monument, which is among the most important works of Republican architecture, carries traces of Ottoman, Seljuk and Republic periods. Nowadays, with its sculptures and ornaments including Istikal and Hürriyet Towers and Mausoleum and Ceremonial Field, Anıtkabir is open to the public with all its splendor.
Peace Park in Anıtkabir symbolizes international peace with seedlings brought from all over the world. İstiklal and Hürriyet kuleleri describe the liberation with various figures. The various sculpture groups found in the memorial block are also the fascinating features of the Turkish War of Independence. Especially the group of female sculptures there is very interesting.
In Anıtkabir there are three main sections. The first one is the Peace Park, the second is the Memorial Block, and the third is the ceremony area. The section called the memorial block consists of sections with various symbolic features such as İsmet İnönü sarcophagus, Grave Room, Hall of Honor, Mausoleum, Atatürk Anıtkabir and War of Independence Museum. The Aslanlı Road and the ceremony area are also included in the block.
Anıtkabir Visit Information
Address: Anıt Caddesi Tandoğan / Ankara
Visiting Days and Hours: It is open between 09.00 and 16.00 between 1 February and 14 May, 09.00 and 17.00 between 15 May and 31 October, between 09.00 and 16.00 between 1 November and 31 January.