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

6
Review score
Actually, there's nothing to do, except for the biggest most they have and the Castle you van reach trough the path of a humble town going uphill. But you can di all that in 4 hours, not even a day.
Margarita
France
September 6, 2017
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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
Germany
November 27, 2017
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Very Good
It is the capital city of Turkey, and there are some interesting museums. Anitkabir is a must see and quite impressive
Uwe
Germany
August 18, 2017
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
October 30, 2017
10
Exceptional
Every thing was perfect the people very helpful especial the taxi drivers and shooping center staff
Fakhir
Iraq
September 1, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Ankara

Raymar Hotels Ankara

8.4 Very Good

Score from 544 reviews

$47

Average price per night
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Demonti Hotel

8.3 Very Good

Score from 473 reviews

$54

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  • “very clean”
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Verda Hotel

7 Good

Score from 125 reviews

$21

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Cassiel Hotel

8.8 Excellent

Score from 45 reviews

$67

Average price per night
Mina 1 Hotel

7.9 Good

Score from 128 reviews

$25

Average price per night
Demora Hotel

8.6 Excellent

Score from 857 reviews

$49

Average price per night
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Holiday Inn Ankara-Kavaklidere

8.3 Very Good

Score from 210 reviews

$57

Average price per night
Ankara Gold Hotel

6.9 Review score

Score from 340 reviews

$36

Average price per night
Guleryuz Hotel

7.9 Good

Score from 16 reviews

$29

Average price per night

The historic area of Ankara is quite small. Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is fantastic. There is wonderful market just a few blocks from Sahinbey Hotel that is bustling with activity and we'll worth a visit.

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

nothing really because there was security everywhere i go and the police are helpful when am lost.

surfing for new designer clothes and shoes...lolz...guys love to where designers you know

hiking on the beautiful Ankara streets.

it was cheap, reliable and convenient.

Social freedom.

Turkish garden

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