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
Ankara is a busy cosmopolitan city with great restaurants and atmosphere. We were not there to explore and enjoy the culture , and apart from the odd museum and castle did not seem to have much to explore. There is a busy transport system to move around in and lots of trains and buses to use.
Steven
United Kingdom
April 15, 2017
10
Exceptional
The venues are mostly clean and safe. Many beautiful shops and restaurants, both traditional and modern, could be found all over the city. ANKAMall is a great place for shopping. Kennedy Cd is probably the best place to go and have fun and live music at nights.
Shayan
Iran
April 17, 2017
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Review score
For a tourist, there's not much to see in Ankara. Out of two weeks, we planned three days here before moving on, and that was a day too much.
Shiraz
Denmark
April 6, 2017
8
Very Good
It is very different in comparison with Istanbul; However it has its own beauty especially Anitkabir is so impressing.
mijgan
Iran
April 6, 2017
8
Very Good
Totally recommend Anitkabir, the museum of Atatürk. Fascinating and we enjoyed watching the changing of the guards.
Jane
United Kingdom
April 7, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Ankara

Grand Ankara Hotel Convention Center

8.4 Very Good

Score from 1,491 reviews

$82

Average price per night
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Latanya Hotel Ankara

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 1,720 reviews

$71

Average price per night
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Movenpick Hotel Ankara

8.8 Excellent

Score from 571 reviews

$84

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The Green Park Hotel Ankara

8.2 Very Good

Score from 1,235 reviews

$74

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Divan Ankara

8.5 Very Good

Score from 811 reviews

$74

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Metropolitan Hotels Ankara

8.6 Excellent

Score from 719 reviews

$65

Average price per night
Bilkent Hotel and Conference Center

8.3 Very Good

Score from 709 reviews

$61

Average price per night
Swissôtel Ankara

8.3 Very Good

Score from 777 reviews

$90

Average price per night
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Ankara HiltonSA

7.8 Good

Score from 856 reviews

$79

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

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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