Visit Ankara: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Ankara
Ankara Castle
This commanding castle is the ideal place to view the city from every aspect, making it a photographer’s wonderland. The castle sits within a well-preserved fortress known as the Citadel, made up of 42 pentagonal towers and an assembly of colossal walls. Be sure to keep an eye out for stones inscribed by former Roman inhabitants!
Old Town Ankara
Dominated by its imposing castle and citadel, the old town is also home to typical Ottoman houses and restaurants offering traditional Turkish cuisine. Haggling merchants line the narrow zigzagging lanes that run throughout the historic area. The slow-paced lifestyle of the Ottomans is still apparent as you wander amongst the local residences.
Haci Bayram Mosque
In the heart of Ankara, this beautiful 15th-century mosque is devoted to Hacı Bayram-ı Veli, the founder of the Bayrami sect. Although built in the 15th century, the structure was updated during the 17th and 18th centuries. The striking ceiling is made of ornamental wood, with pretty floral and plant motifs dotted around.
Atakule Tower
Atakule Tower is a 125 m. high tower in the central Ankara built in 1989. The top section of the tower houses a revolving restaurant. The bottom structures house a shopping mall and several indoor and outdoor restaurants.
Anitkabir Ataturk Museum
Anıtkabir is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of Turkish War of Independence and the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey.
Anit Street
OSTIM Organised Industrial Region
OSTIM Organised Industrial Region is one of the largest industrial zones in Turkey with more than 50000 companies ranging from medium to heavy industries.
Museum of Anatolian Civilization
Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

8
Very Good
the anatolian museum the ataturk monument ulus you can eat in where you want big restaurant small and familie shop or in the satreet all is safe is easy to go around a very good transportation by metro or bus or dolmus i like museum and go around
Amalia Maria
Argentina
February 25, 2017
6
Review score
Definitely not on the top of must see places in Turkey, but overall good just like every other Turkish city. The city is relatively new compared to cities as Istanbul, Izmir, Manisa, Konya, Bursa etc, but even if you are into history you will find what to do there.
Eldar
Turkey
March 12, 2017
10
Exceptional
Better than Istanbul, people are friendly and helpful, Speaking English is a little problem while communicating to people. well young people they do speak good English.
ABDUL
Pakistan
March 7, 2017
6
Review score
Food and weather and Turkish bath was brilliant. Not easy to get around Ankara. Need taxi. Good thing is bus to airport. Cheap and no hassle.
Johann
Turkey
March 2, 2017
6
Review score
Not the most exciting place in Turkey so no need to spend more than 2 days there.
kevin
Ireland
March 2, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Ankara

The Green Park Hotel Ankara

8.2 Very Good

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$73

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Latanya Hotel Ankara

9.1 Wonderful

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$70

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Grand Ankara Hotel Convention Center

8.4 Very Good

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$81

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Divan Ankara

8.4 Very Good

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$73

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Movenpick Hotel Ankara

8.8 Excellent

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$83

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Bilkent Hotel and Conference Center

8.3 Very Good

Score from 729 reviews

$60

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Metropolitan Hotels Ankara

8.5 Very Good

Score from 732 reviews

$65

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Swissôtel Ankara

8.3 Very Good

Score from 833 reviews

$89

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Check Inn Ankara

9 Wonderful

Score from 572 reviews

$52

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When you are in Ankara, you must visit Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. The museum is housed in 15th century covered market. The central room houses reliefs and statues, the surrounding hall displays exhibits from Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Phrygian etc periods.

yes, through public transport and by train often and it was really cool for me to know more about the transportation operates.

The city was beautiful, modern, well organised and maintained.

hiking on the beautiful Ankara streets.

it was cheap, reliable and convenient.

Top of the Castle

Social freedom.

Turkish garden

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