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Everything about Ankara

Ankara is Turkey’s capital city and the second largest with a population of around 4.5 million, it lies in the heart of both...

Ankara is Turkey’s capital city and the second largest with a population of around 4.5 million, it lies in the heart of both Turkey and Central Anatolia, is the seat of the Turkish Government and where the majority of foreign embassies are based. The city appears to live in two separate tim

Everything about Ankara

Districts of Ankara

Apart from the popular districts of Ankara that you can visit such as Kizilay , Altindag , Cankaya , Beypazari , Kecioren , Etimes...

Apart from the popular districts of Ankara that you can visit such as Kizilay , Altindag , Cankaya , Beypazari , Kecioren , Etimesgut , Kizilcahamam and Golbasi ; the city has many other smaller districts. Yenimahalle This district is within the city and the attractions here indicate the rich h

Districts of Ankara

Anit Kabir The

Ataturk’s mausoleum, Anıtkabir is the national shrine to the man who changed Turkey into a modern republic country (open Mo...

Ataturk’s mausoleum, Anıtkabir is the national shrine to the man who changed Turkey into a modern republic country (open Mon 13:30-17:00; Tues-Sat 09:00-17:00; winter closes 16:00). Anitkabir The main entrance is accessible from Anıt Road and there is a rear entrance from Akdeniz Road.

Anit Kabir - The Mausoleum of Ataturk

The Best Things To Do

Ataturk Mausoleum ( Anitkabir ) & Museum This is Turkey’s national shrine to the greatly revered leader who changed ...

Ataturk Mausoleum ( Anitkabir ) & Museum This is Turkey’s national shrine to the greatly revered leader who changed Turkey into a modern republic country. For further information click Kocatepe Mosque (Camii) This mosque took 20 years to build, is the largest in Ankara and on

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MTA Natural History Museum Ankara

MTA Natural History Museum exhibits fields of palaeontology and geography that includes fossils, minerals and rocks. It has a...

MTA Natural History Museum exhibits fields of palaeontology and geography that includes fossils, minerals and rocks. It has a skeleton of the Maras Elephant, a giant Amonit that lived in the area of Ankara 193 million years ago, and fossilised footprints found in Manisa of humans who lived in A

MTA Natural History Museum Ankara

Anatolian Civilisations Museum Ankara

This museum can be found in the Atpazari area on the south side of Ankara Castle and consists of the old Ottoman Mahmut Pasa bazaa...

This museum can be found in the Atpazari area on the south side of Ankara Castle and consists of the old Ottoman Mahmut Pasa bazaar storage building and the Kursunlu Han. As it was Ataturk ’s wish to establish a Hittite Museum, Hamit Zubeyir Kosay, the then Culture Minister to the National Edu

Anatolian Civilisations Museum Ankara

Cankaya District

Cankaya; this large area is an important district of Ankara as it contains many places of interest which include the Ataturk Orman...

Cankaya; this large area is an important district of Ankara as it contains many places of interest which include the Ataturk Orman Çiftliği, Eymir Lake, Ahlatilbel Sport & Entertainment Centre. Main Attractions of Cankaya There is a long list of main attractions; Anitkabir , the Ata

Cankaya District

Kocatepe Kavaklidere and Cankaya

A few streets east of the main Kocatepe road is the neo-Ottoman Kocatepe Mosque. Building began in 1977 and took 20 years to compl...

A few streets east of the main Kocatepe road is the neo-Ottoman Kocatepe Mosque. Building began in 1977 and took 20 years to complete. The minarets of this huge structure tower over the streets below. It has a shopping centre and car park underneath and is Ankara’s largest mosque and one of th

Kocatepe Kavaklidere and Cankaya

Kizilay Ankara

Kizilay Attractions Genclik Park The centre of Kizilay is approximately 2km from Ulus Meydani Boulevard. Here you will fin...

Kizilay Attractions Genclik Park The centre of Kizilay is approximately 2km from Ulus Meydani Boulevard. Here you will find Genclik Parki ( Youth Park ) built on the order of Ataturk as a place for the hard working population of Ankara to spend some recreational time and is a model of his mo

Kizilay Ankara

Ankara’s Top 5 Historical Shops

Cengel Inn From the inscriptions found here it was built in 1522 and is located just below the castle on Sefa Street and At...

Cengel Inn From the inscriptions found here it was built in 1522 and is located just below the castle on Sefa Street and Atpazari Square. Kursunlu Inn On the road towards the castle you will find this typical Ottoman style inn that was built in 1421 by Fatih’s Grand Vizier Mahmu

Ankara’s Top 5 Historical Shops

Top 3 Turkish Baths of

The Old (Eski) Baths These are directly opposite the Gazi High School and although the dressing rooms and baths themselves ...

The Old (Eski) Baths These are directly opposite the Gazi High School and although the dressing rooms and baths themselves are in ruins, the cold rooms and boiler room are still intact.  From the buildings architecture and techniques used here it appears the building dates from the 15th

Top 3 Turkish Baths of Ankara

The Citadel and The Old

The Byzantine citadel, the Hisar, whose walls enclose the oldest part of the city and is reached by the steep path up from İnonu ...

The Byzantine citadel, the Hisar, whose walls enclose the oldest part of the city and is reached by the steep path up from İnonu Park, is an Ottoman period village full of cobblestone streets and wooden houses. Most of this area has not been restored and in places it is rather derelict but renovati

The Citadel and The Old Town

Sightseeing in Ankara

Ulus Square Ulus Meydani Square is usually the first place visitors arrive to in Ankara and unfortunately it is a rather drear...

Ulus Square Ulus Meydani Square is usually the first place visitors arrive to in Ankara and unfortunately it is a rather dreary, mainly made of concrete with a few surviving Ottoman features scattered about. The area does have some Roman monuments which offer a glimpse of the city’s rich h

Sightseeing in Ankara

Altindag District Ankara

Altindag; 1km from the Ankara city centre and is known to have been occupied since the prehistoric period. Places to Visit in ...

Altindag; 1km from the Ankara city centre and is known to have been occupied since the prehistoric period. Places to Visit in Altindag Ankara There are many sites of interest here as it was an important centre during the Seljuk and Ottoman eras and these include Ankara Castle , Temple of August

Altindag District Ankara

Beypazari District

Beypazari; located 99km from Ankara, the history here has been traced back to the Hittites and Phrygians and in the past has been ...

Beypazari; located 99km from Ankara, the history here has been traced back to the Hittites and Phrygians and in the past has been under the control of the Galatian’s, Roman’s, Seljuk’s, Ottoman’s, and was even an Episcopal centre. From artefacts and ancient maps found here it

Beypazari District

Golbasi Ankara

Golbasi; 20km from Ankara this area is very popular for recreation, summer weekend breaks and tourism. There are the naturally bea...

Golbasi; 20km from Ankara this area is very popular for recreation, summer weekend breaks and tourism. There are the naturally beautiful Mogan and Eymir Lakes, where the air is fresh and clean and where you can fish, all of which attract locals and tourists alike. The villages here have interesti

Golbasi Ankara

Ankara Photos

Cengel Han Rahmi Koc Museum

Goksu Park

Ankara Roman Baths

Kugulu Park

Ankara by night

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