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Ataturk Museum

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Address: Apostolou Pavlou 17, Thessaloniki 546 21, Greece
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10:00 - 17:00
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The founder of Turkish Republic Atatürk lived here when he was a child.Is was very well decorated with old furnitures untill five years ago but nowadays reorganized and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The founder of Turkish Republic Atatürk lived here when he was a child.Is was very well decorated with old furnitures untill five years ago but nowadays reorganized and unfortunately very empty.

Thank 1957Aysegul
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

He was a half jew- half greek muslim otoman. He originated the modern turkish form of state. He was born in Thessaloniky. His born place is now the turkish consulate at Thessaloniky - Greece. You can judge history as it is written...

Thank chris20152015
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was the first president of modern Turkey. He was born in this house when Thessaloniki was still under Ottoman rule in 1881. Thessaloniki wasn't liberated until 1912, much later than Athens. The house became the property of the Greek state, was sold off privately, bought back by Thessaloniki council and finally given as a present to the... More 

Thank 503dr
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

It was an amazing experience to see the place where the greatest leader of whole world was born. You should absolutely visit and see that beautiful place. The memories, stuffs which belongs directly to Atatürk.. It touched all of us.

Thank Ayşen A
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Recently renovated Ataturk's birthplace is now a free museum explaining his life in Thessaloniki and forming of Turkish State. It is part of Turkish embassy -but you enter round the back through a garden.

Thank Lynda A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Easy to locate the museum and people are friendly when asked for directions. While we were there some school trip was also in the building. It's great to see that both nations value this place and keep it on stage.

Thank Emre K
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

This place is like a pilgrimage place for Turkish citizens, of course not for religious thoughts but patriotic feelings. So there is no doubt that you will visit Ataturk's house if you are a Turkish and you come to Thessaloniki. Unfortunately, you may get a little bit disappointed after visit it. The house is fully renovated which there is not... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Most charming detail- the pomegranate tree planted by Attaturk's father. Most alarming- life sized wax figures! This is an interesting place- the father of secular Turkey born in a city in its last years of 4 centuries of Ottoman rule. Many visitors from Turkey- enough that you can get a perfect cup of tea in a tea glass across the... More 

Thank Amber C
Boston, MA
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Not too interesting, and I was wondering if the Turks protect our sites in turkey like we do theirs. Anyhow, he was the butcher of Greeks in Asia Minor and Cappadocia, though he did make amends afterwards with Greece in the 30s and 40s, still can't forgive what he did to the Greeks.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

The birth place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has to be a must see for all Turkish people. However, it is also of great interest to anyone interested in history. Ataturk was one of the most important people of the 20th Century and certainly the most significant Turkish figure of the Century. The museum exhibits outline his life and achievements in... More 

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