Shopping is another pleasure...
Shopping is another pleasure of any vacation or even business trip. In Turkey you are able to buy special handicrafts which vary from one region to another. Authentic bazaars, rug(carpet) and kilim workshops besides other traditional handicraft centers are offering pleasant shopping. The most well-known shopping center is Kapalicarsi, The Grand Covered Bazaar of Istanbul. The Spice Bazaar is also in the neighborhood.
World famous Turkish rugs and kilims are uncomparable in respect of quality and beauty. You will certainly have a great pleasure in selecting and buying different rugs woven with various styles in different parts of Turkey. Turkish leather and textile products reflecting the latest fashion are attracting the visitors of malls with reasonable prices. The origins of jewellery go back to the neolithic age in Anatolia. Several designs have been created combining the ancient styles with those of the future. Silver and gold jewellery with precious stones are most popular items of shopping in Turkey.
A number of art and antique galeries in the neighborhood of the Grand Bazaar. They sell rare pieces of Ottoman engravings, silverware, needlework, illuminations, ceramics & tiles, paintings and contemporary art. Visiting these kind of merchants is highly recommended.
Another valuable item for shopping is hand-painted ceramics and porcelain, which is originating from Iznik, Istanbul & Kutahya.
Go for sarma and manti!
I am proud to say that whoever came to Ankara to see me from abroad had the pleasure to eat at this restaurant. It used to be a small place when we were at uni but the business got bigger throughout the years and now they have a big restaurant with a garden. It's also a special place for me as my thesis supervisor had taken me there for lunch just before I defended my thesis back in 2004. This is one of the few places in Ankara I like to take my foreign friends. Sarma and/or manti. You can ask for 1/2 of each and try both. Their homemade baklava is worth trying as well.
ANITKABIR is the mausoleum of our great leader Mustafa Kemal ATATURK who died in 1938. There is a museum inside the monument also with pictures, archives and belongings of Atatürk. The most important place to visit in Ankara to understand our history and culture
Museums - Historical Sites and Ruins - Significa
Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
Address: Hisar Cad. Ulus - Ankara
Tel: (312) 324 31 60
Fax: (312) 311 28 39
Address: TalatPasha Bulvarý Opera - Ankara
Tel: (312) 311 95 56
War of Independence and Republic Museum
Address: Cumhuriyet Cad. Ulus - Ankara
Tel: (312) 311 04 73
Gordion Museum Detailed Information
Historical Sites and Ruins
Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
Gordion - Polatlý/Yassýhöyük
Roman Bath - Ankara/Center
Gavurkale Ruins - Ankara/Haymana
Karalar Village Ruins- Ankara/Kazan
Karahöyük Ruins - Hacýtuðrul Village
Temple of Augustus - Ankara/Altýndað
Beypazarý Culture and History Museum Detailed Information
Hacýbayram Mausoleum - Ankara/Altýndað Detailed Information
Mehmet Akif Ersoy House Detailed Information
Anniversary of Sakarya Victory and Commemoration of the Marties Day
Human Rights Activities
Declaration of Ankara as Capital
Anniversary of Atatürk's Arrival at Ankara
Ankara Dikmen (Junction od General Staff Headquarters)
Contribution to Peace Activities
Atatürk's Arrival at Kalecik
World Environment Day
Tulip and Culture Festival
2 May - 9 May
Soðuksu National Park (Kýzýlcahamam)
Hot Spring Festival
26 March Festival of Amateur Theatres
September - October
This house, a replica of the house where Atatürk was born in Salonica, Greece, was built in Atatürk Orman Çiftliği and converted into a museum in 1981. After the founding of the Turkish Republic, Atatürk immediately began reform movements in various fields to raise Turkey to the level of developed countries. Agriculture was one of those fields, and he ordered the establishment of sample farms throughout the country, Atatürk Orman Çiftliği in Ankara being the first one founded in 1925 and named after him.
Open everyday from 09:00 to 17:00