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
Nice big and clean city People are freindly. Not a crowded or busy city as Istanbul is. GPrices are less expensive compared to Istanbul Good shopping malls
Ammar
Qatar
April 22, 2017
8
Very Good
Good city, parks everywhere, weather was sometimes sunny ,rainy, and even snowing, excellent food, many shopping places for basic needs, all government facilities are here.only problem is the transportation expenses
Hesham
Saudi Arabia
April 24, 2017
6
Review score
Not safe, at the downtown, daytime, you may be beaten to bleeding. You will be hit if you look your car and someone's girl friend just passing by.
Tom Mars
Turkey
May 20, 2017
6
Review score
Friendly people, not many people speak english, not much to see in Ankara, very good food.
Croatia
April 22, 2017
8
Very Good
I didn't really see very much of Ankara as I was working. Would like to go back to explore
Margaret
United Kingdom
April 23, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Ankara

Grand Ankara Hotel Convention Center

8.4 Very Good

Score from 1,478 reviews

$84

Average price per night
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The Green Park Hotel Ankara

8.2 Very Good

Score from 1,180 reviews

$76

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  • “very clean”
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Latanya Hotel Ankara

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 1,734 reviews

$73

Average price per night
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Divan Ankara

8.5 Very Good

Score from 792 reviews

$67

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Movenpick Hotel Ankara

8.8 Excellent

Score from 571 reviews

$86

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Bilkent Hotel and Conference Center

8.3 Very Good

Score from 683 reviews

$63

Average price per night
Metropolitan Hotels Ankara

8.6 Excellent

Score from 693 reviews

$67

Average price per night
Swissôtel Ankara

8.3 Very Good

Score from 755 reviews

$93

Average price per night
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Ankara HiltonSA

7.8 Good

Score from 832 reviews

$96

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    37 related reviews
  • “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.

because of day-to-day business, where you find people going to their various destination as well students going to lecture room.

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Why do you recommend Ankara for food?

The most tasty food can be found in Kizilay, good value for money

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

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

one feel like not going back home....lolz

it was cheap, reliable and convenient.

Turkish garden

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