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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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

4
Review score
Located within a public market area, noisy, staff try to keep an eye on you, rooms are small and old, not safe since the door of the small balcony doesn't lock, the buffet items aren't essentially changed, the only fruit was melon, turkish coffee is not free, large amounts of garbage especially in the evening at the entrance of the hotel, even taxi drivers told us that this hotel is a problem, items in small fridge in the room are not free and much more expensive than malls. Location is close to markets, metro station and genclic park, free WiFi
Mohammed
Jordan
July 24, 2017
6
Review score
Ankara is a very nice turkish city and due to the fact that it is the capital it is quite organized and well looked after. People are very friendly and respectful.
Marco
Germany
May 25, 2017
8
Very Good
1. Museum of Anatolian Civilizations 2. Ataturk's Mausoleum 3. Gordion 4. MTA Museum
YOLCU66
Turkey
June 2, 2017
8
Very Good
Ankara is not a touristy place and Local people rarely know any English.
Mahsa
Iran
June 15, 2017
8
Very Good
Good place for shopping. Clean and no traffic. But no one speaks English!
Seyedali
Iran
June 18, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Ankara

Movenpick Hotel Ankara

8.8 Excellent

Score from 528 reviews

$96

Average price per night
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The Green Park Hotel Ankara

8.1 Very Good

Score from 1,101 reviews

$79

Average price per night
  • “very clean”
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Latanya Hotel Ankara

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 1,772 reviews

$76

Average price per night
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Grand Ankara Hotel Convention Center

8.4 Very Good

Score from 1,398 reviews

$87

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “very clean”
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Bilkent Hotel and Conference Center

8.3 Very Good

Score from 637 reviews

$65

Average price per night
Ankara HiltonSA

7.8 Good

Score from 732 reviews

$95

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “location was great”
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  • “comfortable beds”
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Swissôtel Ankara

8.3 Very Good

Score from 703 reviews

$96

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “very clean”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Divan Cukurhan

9 Wonderful

Score from 380 reviews

$84

Average price per night
  • “beautiful building”
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  • “location was great”
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Metropolitan Hotels Ankara

8.7 Excellent

Score from 625 reviews

$70

Average price per night

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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