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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.
Ulus Square
Ulus Square is the square at one of the oldest districts of Ankara. Ulus district is still a commercial center in the city.
Ulus
Museum of Anatolian Civilization
Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

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Traveller's reviews and photos

Shahin Katebi
8
Very good
It’s a more diplomatic and a little version of Istanbul. You can almost walk around the city. You’ll see beautiful streets, people from different countries and also luxurious cars. I went to 2 great shopping malls there, Panora and AnkaMall. Both were great
Shahin Katebi
Iran
27 November 2017
Amirah Kamaruzaman
8
Very good
There are few attractions in Ankara and I spent plenty of time in each place. The location for attractions in Ankara was not walking distance. Probably need to spend more days to cover more places.
Amirah Kamaruzaman
Malaysia
30 October 2017
Ilsa Suhail
10
Exceptional
In winters you can get like really forzen honestly, you need to cover up well but im from near equator so loved it. Its a main shopping centre and some very few statues and less stuff to do if you are a big nature fan.
Ilsa Suhail
Pakistan
11 January 2018
Mohamed
8
Very good
Friendly city, safe, coffee shops and restaurants are excellent, shopping is good, etc...
Mohamed
Saudi Arabia
9 September 2017
Maryam
10
Exceptional
The service was great.breakfast was excellent. The location was perfect and located in the business center of Ankara
Maryam
Iran
2 October 2017

Accommodation and hotels in Ankara

Esila Hotel

8.1 Very good

Score from 40 reviews

£44

Average price per night
Sahinbey Hotel

8.6 Fabulous

Score from 8 reviews

£21

Average price per night
Hotel Dream Life

8.6 Fabulous

Score from 176 reviews

£35

Average price per night
Sonno Boutique Rooms & Suites

8.7 Fabulous

Score from 463 reviews

£43

Average price per night
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City Hotel

8 Very good

Score from 186 reviews

£31

Average price per night
Gordion Hotel - Special Class

8.2 Very good

Score from 334 reviews

£32

Average price per night
Check inn Hotel

8.9 Fabulous

Score from 404 reviews

£37

Average price per night
Murat Bey Konağı Hotel

8.4 Very good

Score from 295 reviews

£19

Average price per night
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Argentum Hotel

7.1 Good

Score from 159 reviews

£31

Average price per night
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Recommendations for Ankara

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.

Booking.com asked travellers...

Why do people recommend Ankara for the parks?

because is grate place to relaxed especially for lover birds..

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

Turkish garden

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