Hamamönü is a quaint area between the Hacettepe University campus and Ankara Citadel, with restored houses in 19th century Ottoman style. Hamamönü translates to ‘front of the bath’ and the area gets its name from the historic Karacabey Hammam dating back to 1440. To the north of the Hammam is the Hamamarkasi – ‘behind the bath’. Stroll around to see ●the rebuilt Kamil Pasha Mansion, ●the historical Kabakçı Konağı which was built in 1900 and occupied by the Kabakci family for more than 40 years in the mid-20th century, ●the Beynamlizade Mansion where Beynamlizade Haci Mustafa Efendi lived as Member of Turkish Parliament, and ●Erguvan Konagi. Religious buildings in the area include the ●Karacabey Mosque built in 1427, ●Tacettin Sultan Mosque built in the 7th century, ●Sari Kadi Mosque built in the 18th century, ●Haji Ilyas Mosque, and ●Haji Musa Mosque. The Mehmet Akif Ersoy Old House & Museum next to the Mehmet Akif Ersoy Park is where the celebrated poet wrote the Turkish national anthem.
The Hamamönü Exhibition Hall and Handcrafts Center on Art Street showcases paintings, decorative items, and hand-crafted leather items created by artists living in the area. The Saat Kulesi or Clock Tower commissioned in 1884 by Sırrı Paşa, the governor of Ankara, is also in the vicinity.
There are several cafes and restaurants in the area where you can sample delicious traditional Turkish cuisine.
06230 Altındağ/Ankara, Turkey
Hamamonu and Nearby Attractions on Map
Kocatepe Mosque(1.9 km)
The Kocatepe Mosque is the largest mosque in Ankara, built in neo-classical Ottomon style from 1967 to 1987.
Hacı Bayram Mosque(1.3 km)
The Haci Bayram Mosque is dedicated to Sufi poet Haci Bayram, who founded the Bayrami sect.
Arslanhane Mosque(1.2 km)
The Aslanhane Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Turkey, dates back to 1290.
Museum of Anatolian Civilizations(0.6 km)
The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations traces the history of Turkey through the ages starting from the Paleolithic era.
Cengelhan Rahmi M. Koc Museum(0.4 km)
The Cengelhan Rahmi M Koc Museum is an industrial museum tracing the historical development of transport, communications and engineering, through a wide variety of artifacts that include early automobiles, rail transport items, communications and navigation tools, scientific instruments, models and replicas of early communications equipment.
Ankara Ethnography Museum(0.7 km)
The Ethnography Museum of Ankara showcases Turkish history and culture through its wide range of artifacts, from art and manuscripts to costumes and weaponry.
War of Independence Museum(1.3 km)
The War of Independence Museum displays important military photographs, documents and furniture from the Turkish War of Independence against Allied proxies, which led to the establishment of the Republic of Turkey.
Ankara Citadel(0.9 km)
The origins of the Ankara Citadel are not known.
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