Confidence Monument


Kızılay's Confidence Monument, erected in 1935, is a good landmark to get your bearings by when first arriving in the district.

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Nearby Ankara attractions

1. Kocatepe Cami

0.44 MILES

The huge outline of Kocatepe Cami is the symbol of Ankara. It is one of the world's largest mosques but it is also a modern addition, built between 1967…

2. Cer Modern

0.87 MILES

Located in an old train depot, this huge artists' park and gallery exhibits modern and challenging art from across Europe, plus there's an excellent cafe…

3. Anıt Kabir

0.91 MILES

The monumental mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881–1938), the founder of modern Turkey, sits high above the city with its abundance of marble and air…

4. Anıt Kabir Museum

0.91 MILES

The buildings on one side of the Anıt Kabir plaza (to the right of the tomb) contain an extensive museum dedicated to both the life of Atatürk and Turkey…

5. Ethnography Museum

0.92 MILES

Housed inside the building (built 1927) that served as Atatürk's mausoleum until the Anıt Kabir was built, the Ethnography Museum has a small but well…

6. Painting & Sculpture Museum

0.95 MILES

The Painting & Sculpture Museum showcases the cream of Turkish artists. Ranging from angular war scenes to society portraits, the pieces demonstrate that…

7. Vakıf Eserleri Müzesi

1.02 MILES

The tradition of carpets being gifted to mosques has helped preserve many of Turkey's finest specimens. This extensive collection – which once graced the…

8. Gençlik Parkı

1.12 MILES

In the heart of the city, Gençlik Parkı has a lake and fountains (lit up after dark), colourful flower beds and plenty of space for kids to run about. It…