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Ulucanlar Prison Museum

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Freedom is important

A place to understand freedom. A place to understand punishment. A place to understand fresh air... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mustafa T
Punishment is necessary but sometimes heartbreaking.

It is an ordinary old prison. If you haven't seen any before you may visit. But if you have an idea... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Ankara, Turkey
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Sukriye mah.Ulucanlar cad.Ses sok. No: 63 | Ulucanlar Göz hastanesi Yanı, Ankara, Turkey
+90 312 507 01 38
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A place to understand freedom. A place to understand punishment. A place to understand fresh air, family and friends.

Thank Mustafa T
Reviewed 12 July 2018

It is an ordinary old prison. If you haven't seen any before you may visit. But if you have an idea about the previous events and related people who has a connection with this prison then you will certainly be in some sad feelings.

Thank GokhanOktar
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Turkish tourists should definetely consider this place in their plan in Ankara. Enjoy your coffee after your tour and you won't be able to escape of thinking what you have seen just a while ago because you still will be in a stock.

Thank emelgiray
Reviewed 13 February 2018

This was an interesting place to visit in light of political events. I appreciated the English brochure but signage throughout is only in Turkish. There is a decent website that could be studied before a visit to make it more meaningful. Hopefully English translation will...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This will make you very miserable and angry because of the horrible events that took place here. It was clean and took quite a while to walk around. It would be better if the information was in English.

Thank Julia G
Reviewed 13 December 2017

My daughter had advised me to take the time to visit Ulucanlar during a recent business trip to Ankara, and having a few hours to spare, gladly took the opportunity. A cold, crisp December morning meant it was justifiable to walk the few miles from...More

Thank TheAviator0765
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This facinating structure is now converted into a museum, has been restored with original articafts and manuquins of prisinors are palced to be viewed by public. The first and ony death penalty was also executed here by hanging of the revolutionist Deniz Gezmiş....Its very sad...More

Thank Seymen S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Prison was built in 1925 and used into the 1960s. Well done in terms of displays and showing conditions. For non-Turkish speakers, the signs are all in Turkish, but a brochure is available in English that can be used while walking through. I am in...More

Thank GaryHill
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

...one sees mud and the other sees stars." The Ulucanlar Prison Museum is a former state prison in Ankara that was converted into a prison museum in 2011. Former inmates included notable intellectuals with different political views including journalists, poets, and writers, as well as...More

Thank AnBe1986
Reviewed 17 August 2017

So effected, to understand the prisoners life at limited conditions, to survive. You can withness and imagine their places, some famous peoples as well. I do not recommend to visit unless you had a special reasonings.

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