Anitkabir is the monumental tomb of the first president and the founder of the Republic of Turkey - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Measuring over 50 metres in length, over 40 metres in width and 17 metres in height, the mausoleum was completed in September 1953, after nine years of construction. The site is a prominent landmark in Turkey and is visited by flocks of tourists and travellers throughout the year. Notable features include its architectural properties which are representative of typical Turkish architecture during the period of the "Second National Architecture Movement" during 1940 - 1950. Anitkabir is also dedicated to the İsmet İnönü - the second president of the Republic of Turkey.
Free of charge
Daily (except on Mondays) from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (until 5:00 p.m. during summer)
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults, Children
The Road of Lions, the Ceremonial Plaza, the Hall of Honor and the Peace Park that surrounds the monument
It is possible to enquire for a private area that can be made use of during prayer times. A number of mosques in Ankara - such as the Kocatepe Masjid, Haci Bayram Mosque, TBMM Mosque and the Basbakanlik Yeni Bina Mosque - can also be visited.
Halal food options and Halal restaurants in the vicinity of Anitkabir can be found easily. Popular Halal food spots in Ankara include Besiktas Kebap, Tourist Hotel Restaurant, Meshur Adiyaman Cig Koftecisi Omer Usta,Barcelo Ankara Altinel, Zenger Pasa Konagi, Divan Ankara Cukurhan and Hati Poglu Konagi.