9 Sights in Altındağ/Ankara, Turkey (with Map and Images)
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1. Nursultan Nazarbayev Anıtı
Nursultan Abishuly Nazarbayev is a Kazakh politician and military officer who served as the first President of Kazakhstan, in office from country’s independence in 1991 until his formal resignation in 2019, and as the Chairman of the Security Council of Kazakhstan from 1991 to 2022. He held the special title as Elbasy from 2010 to 2022. Nazarbayev was one of the longest-ruling non-royal leaders in the world, having led Kazakhstan for nearly three decades, excluding chairmanship in the Security Council after the end of his presidency. He has often been referred to as a dictator due to usurpation of power and autocratic rule. He was named First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Kazakh SSR in 1989 and was elected as the nation's first president shortly before its independence from the Soviet Union.
2. Ankara Zafer Anıtı
Victory Monument; It is a monument located in Altındağ district of Ankara. Designed by Austrian sculptor Heinrich Krippel, the work was placed in Ulus Square with its current name and inaugurated on November 24, 1927. The monument, which has become one of the symbols of both the place and the Republic by integrating with the surrounding structures; It was built in memory of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the main heroes of the Turkish War of Independence, the Turkish army and Turkish women. The monument, which has become the symbol of the newly established Turkish nation-state and the ideology created accordingly in a short time, is also one of the most frequently researched works related to the history of the Republic.
3. Temple of Augustus and Rome
The Temple of Augustus and Rome is an augusteum located in the Altındağ district of Ankara. It is thought to have been built around 25–20 AD. Besides being one of the most important Roman-period ruins in the city, it is also known for the Monumentum Ancyranum. This is an inscription about the works of Augustus, who was considered the first Roman emperor. It is the most complete copy of Res Gestae Divi Augusti that has survived to the present day, as the original in Rome had disappeared.
4. Hacı Bayram Mosque
Hacı Bayram Veli Camii is a mosque in old Ankara. Along with Kocatepe Mosque it is one of the best known mosques in Ankara. Hacı Bayram Mosque was built during the Ottoman Empire period. It was named after the Turkish Sufi and poet Hacı Bayram-ı Veli on behalf of the latter. Hacı Bayram Mosque is one of the touristic places of Ankara. The site was added in 2016 to the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Turkey.
5. Ankara Kalesi
Ankara Castle is an historic fortification in the city of Ankara, Turkey, constructed in or after the 7th century. The earliest fortification on the site was constructed in the 8th century BC by the Phrygians and rebuilt in 278 BC by the Galatians. The castle was rebuilt or renovated under the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman empires.
6. İş Bank Economical Independence Museum
İşbank Museum is a museum in Ankara, Turkey. The official name of the museum is "Economic Independence Museum" This is the second museum of the bank the first being the İşbank Museum in İstanbul. The museum is in Ulus Square facing the Victory Monument at 39°56′34″N 32°51′17″E.
7. Roman Baths
The Roman Baths of Ankara are the ruined remains of an ancient Roman bath complex in Ankara, Turkey, which were uncovered by excavations carried out in 1937–1944, and have subsequently been opened to the public as an open-air museum.
8. War of Independence Museum
The War of Independence Museum, housed in the first Turkish Grand National Assembly building in the Ulus district of Ankara, Turkey, displays important photographs, documents and furniture from the Turkish War of Independence.
9. Ankara Devlet Opera ve Balesi
Ankara Opera House of the Turkish State Opera and Ballet is the largest of the three venues for opera and ballet in Ankara, Turkey, the other two being Leyla Gencer Sahnesi in Ostim and Operet Sahnesi in Sıhhiye.
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