Hamamonu is a historical region located in Altindag district of Ankara province. It remains within the borders of Hacettepe District. The historical buildings of the 19th century civil architecture in the region were restored and the region was revived.
Hamamonu takes its name from the Double Bath, built by Karacabey, one of the beys of Bayindir, a Turkish tribe. The historical Karacabey Bath is located here. There are Mehmet Akif Ersoy Park where the Turkish National Anthem was written and the Mehmet Akif Ersoy Museum House in the park. The mosques in Hamamonu are as follow; Taceddin Sultan Mosque, Hacı İlyas Mosque, Haci Musa Mosque, Sarikadi Mosque, Mehmet Celebi Mosque. The mansions in the bathhouse are as follow; Kamil Pasha Mansion, Beynamlizade Mansion, Kabakci Mansion. The houses from the late Ottoman period are completely adorned with Turkish motifs, and their streets feel like they were in the 19th century.
Hamamonu, where you can start the day with a delicious breakfast, taste Ottoman sherbet in its coffeehouses, and come across people selling paste and corn in the streets, offers numerous opportunities for those who want to learn about the history of Ankara. As a result of recent studies, you can find the opportunity to examine all the details of the architectural understanding that dominated the city in the 19th century in the district, which offers a deep-rooted history as well as various artistic and cultural activities.
The residential area, which has an authentic atmosphere, is becoming one of the most visited points of the city thanks to the activities organized during the month of Ramadan. If you choose to go to Hamamonu during this period, you can have the opportunity to watch the Ottoman period entertainment, talk programs and events with different themes. If you go to the region in the summer, you can attend the evening screenings in the summer cinema section of Kabakci Mansion, which is opened under the name of Municipality Culture and Art House.
If you prefer public transportation for transportation to Hamamonu, you can use Ankaray. If you make your choice in this direction, you must first take advantage of the light rail services from Cebeci direction, reach the Kurtulus stop and then take a 5-minute walk.
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