It doesn't take long to realize that Mustafa Kemal Atatürk maintains a particular place in the hearts of Turkish inhabitants, given that there are monuments and busts of the guy in every city of the nation.
The Atatürk Mausoleum, one of Turkey's most renowned instances of contemporary architecture, is located in Ankara, the nation's capital, high on a hill. The museum is ideally situated to preserve the previous residence inside its four walls.
The Atatürk and War of Independence Museum are located beneath the colonnaded Hall of Honor on the east side of the courtyard. The tomb of Ismet Inönü, Turkey's second president, is the building on the south side. The structure serves as a significant memorial to Atatürk and the Republic's founding, as well as one of Turkey's most notable examples of mid-century modern architecture for tourists visiting Ankara.
Things to do at Ataturk Museum:
- Walk through the history of time: Three female and three male figure groupings are carved on either side of this 30-meter-wide road to symbolize Turkey's shift from Ottoman traditionalism to the modernism of Atatürk's Republic. Atatürk's life and the early years of the Turkish Republic are covered in this museum, which is part of the Hall of Honor.
- A rich exhibition of art: The first portion of the museum's exhibits is devoted to displays (mostly paintings and panoramic panoramas supplemented by information boards) that show the key military engagements and campaigns of the Turkish War for Independence (1919–1923). Additionally, a tonne of information boards outlines the significant social changes that Atatürk implemented after establishing the Republic. The second part of the museum is devoted to Atatürk's life and features an intriguing assortment of his belongings, including furniture, clothing, and memories. The enormous library collection of Atatürk is also on display here.
- Treasures of national importance are paid homage: Two more towers, representing the Turkish army and the preservation of national rights, guard the entrance to the courtyard (also known as the Ceremonial Plaza) at the far end of the road. The towers on each corner stand for the Republic, revolution, peace, and success.
- A collective memory of personal life: It seems logical that monuments and museums have been built in his honor in every town, big and small. Most of the furniture and personal belongings placed within the home are real, while those missing were replaced with artifacts from Top Kapi and Kemal's Mausoleum in Istanbul. The inside walls are decorated with images showing Kemal Ataturk throughout various significant moments in his life.
- The structure is noteworthy for its features: The mausoleum complex is enormous, with a great stairway known as the Path of Honor going up to the Court of Honor, where the tomb and a museum devoted to Atatürk's life sit. On either side of the Path of Honor are reclining Hittite lions. The 260-meter-long Path of Honor is reached after ascending 33 steps built of Cappadocia's volcanic tufa rock between the twin Towers of Liberation and Independence.
- Traditions are reflected in the interiors: There are ten towers arranged symmetrically within the Antkabir complex. These principles guided the development of the Turkish nation and the Republic of Turkey. In terms of design and construction, the towers are comparable. They have rectangular, nearly square shapes with pyramidal tops. The roofs are topped with bronze arrowheads, like conventional Turkish nomad tents. The inside of the towers features frescoed geometric decoration influenced by traditional Turkish carpet (kilim) patterns and themes.