Fodor's Expert Review Cumhuriyet Müzesi

Ankara Museum/Gallery

In Turkey's first parliament building, which now houses the Museum of the Republic, politicians debated principles and policies that would shape the Turkish Republic as a modern secular nation. The great hall where parliament convened from 1924 to 1960 is decorated in Seljuk and Ottoman styles, with an ornately inlaid wooden ceiling, enormous crystal chandelier, and a loggia-like gallery from which dignitaries addressed the assembly. The museum includes a small exhibit on the early years of the Republic; although signs are only in Turkish, a free—and very informative—English audio guide is available.

Museum/Gallery

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Cumhuriyet Cad. 22
Ankara, Ankara  Turkey

312-310–5361

www.cumhuriyetmuzesi.gov.tr

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 5 TL, Summer, daily 8:45–6:45; winter, daily 8:45–4:45

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