Gelibolu Peninsula Historical National Park, an area of 33,500 hectares on the Çanakkale borders. The national park, which was declared in 1973, carries the memories of the Gallic War between the Entente Powers and the Ottoman State in the First World War.
During the Gallipoli War, these memorials commemorated the soldiers of the two countries, the fields of warfare, museums and martyrdoms host hundreds of thousands of visitors every year in the national park.
This national park, which is located in 8 different villages in the Eceabat district of Çanakkale geographically, takes its name from the Gelibolu Peninsula. The national park, protected by traces of violent conflicts on both sides of the Bosphorus during the 8,5 months of war, creates a wonderful opportunity to meet both nature and history.
More than 250,000 Turkish martyrs and more than 250,000 British, Australian, New Zealand and French troops are in the area of the national park where peace messages are given all over the world. 56 national monuments and martyrs, 35 foreign burials and monuments can be seen from the national park is a good option to integrate with nature. Every year on March 18th and April 24th, the region where the Çanakkale Land and Sea Wars ceremonies are held attracts visitors.
Çanakkale Martyrs Building
The Gallipoli Peninsula, the Çanakkale Martyrs’ Building, which is considered to be the symbol of the Historical National Park, is built on Morto Bay, Hisarlik Tepe. Founded in 1954, the monument was opened in 1960. With the recent changes made in 2007, the Martyrs Abide, which has become the present day, has a height of 41.7 meters.
At the entry gate of the martyrs, there are those famous words written by Ataturk to foreign troops in 1934 and by the Minister of Interior Şükrü Kaya during the Anzac Day. These words are: The analyst who sent their children away from distant lands! Delete your tears. Your sons are in our hearts. They are in peace and they will rest in peace. After they gave their lives to this land, they became our children.
How to get to Gelibolu Peninsula Historical National Park?
Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park is located on the opposite bank of the Çanakkale city center, which is considered as the European side, on the Eceabat county boundaries. Those coming to Çanakkale must cross the ferry to the shore. Ferries work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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