Antalya Museum

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Parking area: Yes.

Entrance fee:  Yes.

Closed days: No.

Distance from Antalya Republic Square (City Center):  2.4km ( Konyaaltı St.)

Distance from Antalya international airport: 18.8 km ( Gazi Blv., Mersin – Antalya Road/D400)

Distance from Antalya bus station: 6.2 km ( Dumlupınar Blv.)

Importance and general aspects:

Antalya Museum was founded in 1922 by teacher Süleyman Fikri Erten in order to protect his historical monuments from the occupation forces in the First World War25. Antalya Museum, which was established in Alaeddin Mosque in Kaleiçi in 1922 and moved to its current building in 1972, has an area of 30 thousand square meters. This area includes 14 exhibition halls, a children’s section, open-air galleries and a large garden26. An important part of the three ancient cultural regions Lycia, Pamphylia and Pisidia constitutes the responsibility area of the Antalya Museum. In addition, some of the finds from the Karain Cave, which was determined to have been used as a settlement center 500,000 years ago, are exhibited in the prehistoric section of the Antalya Museum. The museum was chosen as the “museum of the year” by the Council of Europe in 1988 with its historical monuments, and was awarded the “excellence award” in 2016.

What to do?

After the museum visit, you can take a break in park infront of the museum, which has a wonderful view and a unique nature to rest.

What to eat?

There are cafes and restaurants near the museum.

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