On the hill where the Temple of Augustus situated, there was the temple built by the Phrygians in the 7th century BC for the Goddess Kybele and Men, Goddess of the Moon. When the Roman Emperor Augustus connected Ankara to Rome, the Temple of Augustus was built on the Temple of Men. Res Gestae Divi Augusti, one of the four documents left by the Roman Emperor Augustus before his death, is on the inner wall of this temple. The inscription on which the document was found was identified as Monumentum Ancyranum (Ankara Monument).
It is the best and most complete example of Augustus’ text. It is a very important and valuable temple for the history of the world. The 2000-year-old temple of Augustus is in the “list of 100 monuments that must be preserved” of World Monuments Fund. It is registered as a first degree cultural asset in our country. We recommend that you spend at least 1 hour for this trip. (The temple was converted into a church by making some changes during the Byzantine Empire. When the Seljuks conquered Ankara, the building was preserved, and the Hacı Bayram Mosque was built next to the temple during the Ottomans period)
How to get there? When there is no traffic it takes around 30-40 minutes by bus and 15-20 minutes by taxi. You can take the bus to Ulus from Uğur Mumcu Street where Hotel SAMM is located.
Adress: Anafartalar Caddesi, Sarıbağ Sokak, No. 13, Ulus, Ankara
Visiting hours: You can visit every day at every hour. (Do not choose late hours.)
Free of charge