Hamamönü is a prominent district of Altındağ district of Ankara province, located in the heart of the Central Anatolia Region of our country. Ankara, as it is known, is the capital of Turkey and is also very rich in terms of tourism. One of the first places that comes to mind when Ankara is mentioned is the Hamamönü district, which is small but smells of history in every corner. The most striking feature of this district is that it witnessed the Ottoman period. We are sure that you will feel like you are in the Ottoman period when you come to the district. At the same time, since it is the oldest settlement in the city, it has also witnessed the Republic period. There are many places to visit in Hamamönü, one of the prominent districts of Ankara.
The district attracts attention with its historical houses and places. In addition, the houses in the region are visited by many history lovers because they reflect the features of 19th century civil architecture. Tacettin Sultan Dervish Lodge comes first among the places to visit in Ankara Hamamönü. Then, Mehmet Akif Ersoy House and Museum, Gökyay Foundation Chess Museum, Rahmi Koç Museum, Clock Tower and Historical Karacabey Bath are among the must-see places. If you are planning to spend your holiday in this district, we recommend that you give a chance to the places listed below.
Tacettin Sultan Lodge
When you come to Ankara Hamamönü, one of the first places you should visit is the Tacettin Sultan Dervish Lodge, built by Abdulhamid II in 1901. There is a mosque, fountain and tomb in the historical dervish lodge located in Taçlı Street in the district. After entering Hamamönü, you can reach this historical place on foot.
While visiting the lodge, you can also visit the Tomb of Tacettin Sultan, located right next to it, and see closely the sarcophagi belonging to some of the sultans in the tomb. The most notable place of the tomb is the Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu tomb located in its garden. You do not need to pay any fee to visit both the lodge and the tomb.
Mehmet Akif Ersoy House and Museum
One of the places that should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Ankara Hamamönü is Mehmet Akif Ersoy House and Museum. This house and museum, which are among the frequent destinations especially for those who love visiting museums, represent Mehmet Akif Ersoy, the author of our National Anthem.
At the entrance of the museum, which consists of two floors, there are some important personal belongings of the author. On the top floor is the author's bedroom, where there are family photographs of the author on the walls, and a wax statue of the author is exhibited in the living room. We recommend that you do not end your trip without visiting the museum, where entrance is free.
Gökyay Foundation Chess Museum
Located in Altındağ district, the museum is one of the important places you should definitely visit when you come to Hamamönü district. It is possible to see a total of 723 chess sets brought from various regions in the museum, which covers an area of approximately one thousand square meters.
Since the museum is located in a central location, it is one of the points visited by many local and foreign tourists from outside the city. We recommend that this museum, which is open on all days of the week except Mondays, should be seen closely, especially by those who are interested in historical places. It is among the places that can be visited in all four seasons.
Rahmi Koç Museum
Is it possible to come to Ankara Hamamönü and leave without visiting the Rahmi Koç Museum? We don't think so. This museum, located in Altındağ district, to which Hamamönü district is affiliated, was built in the 16th century.
In the museum, models of classic cars such as ships, planes and trains are exhibited. Entrance to this museum, which is also very suitable for families with children, is paid. Fees change every season. Therefore, you can get price information by contacting us before visiting the museum.
Among the places to visit in Ankara Hamamönü, we recommend that your next stop is the Clock Tower. Located right at the entrance of the district, the tower attracts attention with its imposing appearance.
The area where the tower is located is very quiet. If you are looking for a quiet place during your trip, we can say that this is the place for you. During your visit to the tower, you can take lots of photos, buy tea or coffee from the eating and drinking places around, and take a break and rest on the benches where the tower is located.
Historical Karacabey Bath
The historical Karacabey Bath is the symbol of the district. The bathhouse, located right at the entrance of the district, is a very suitable place for those who like to visit historical places. It is an important historical building that has been in service since 1440.
As the name suggests, there are baths reserved for both men and women within the bathhouse, which is among the historical buildings that have survived from the past to the present. We recommend that you make a note of this historical bath, which is among the places you can visit every day of the week, on your list of places to visit in Ankara Hamamönü.
This place stands out among the places to visit in Ankara Hamamönü. After visiting these places, you can visit the food and drink places that stand out with different cultural tastes, go to the shops selling souvenirs and buy gifts for your loved ones, and have a wonderful travel experience both culturally and artistically.