Mega Residence Hotel Ankara

Tahran Caddesi No 5, Kavaklidere, Ankara, 06700, Turkey

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furnished apartment

by meandmylove and my friend are in a busniess trip in turkey .we need an apartment
in ankara for 10 day at least from 27 feb .

RE: furnished apartment

by Sirvictor

Call Best apart hotel

First apart hotel is in the city centrum. The last time the price was 50.-YTL/person

Travel Tips for Ankara


by MalenaN

I did a lot of walking in Ankara and crossed and walked along many big roads. There was a lot of traffic, and pollution in the air. I tried to find smaller roads but it is sometimes better to take the big roads if you don't want to get lost.

Even plane is the shortest way...

by caddy80

Even plane is the shortest way to travel to Ankara it is also the most expensive method. (Of course it is better to come Turkey with plane, bus travel is for travelling inside the country) There are three main bus firms 'Varan, Ulusoy, and BOSS' which have service from many points of Turkey (as a result, from Ýstanbul to) to Ankara. They will supply high confort, safety, and service quality cheaper than plane travel.
Subway (we call this Ankaray on some routes) is the best way to travel in Ankara. From main subway stations, you can reach to city bus links.

Ankara Castle is the best...

by mustun

Ankara Castle is the best place. It has a historical background going back to ottoman empire. An near it there is Civilization Museum that is the only one in the world showing the ancient civilizations of the anotolian region.
There are historical Turkish houses there. And You can enjoy there at a reasonable price. there are lots of reataurants, shopping centres there where you can find unique antique goods.

Anatolian Civilizations Museum

by basak

Anatolian Civilizations Museum is the most visited museum of old country. It was selected as the best museum in Europe in 1997. The items from BC 50.000 to BC 2000 is exhibited in the museum. It is possible to see how cavern poeple were living in Anatolia by visiting this e museum. The most interesting object for me was the skull of the King Midas since i previouslu watched on a TV documentary how the historians proved that it was his skull.

At the entrance of the museum an old man approached me and my sister and offered us to guide in the museum for 20YTL.. I am glad that we accepted his offer. He gave as a tour for 1 and half hour. I learned lots of things about the antic world from this retired history teacher.

Since this museum and Rahmi Koc Museum are very close to each other i recommend you to visit both on the same day and have your lunch or dinner at one of the nice touristic restaurants in the castle.

Ankara Citadel

by serkanen

Ankara Citadel,the symbol of the town rises on a hill of 978 meter high. During Hittites era it has been built as a garrison however according to rumors Ankara King Midas had it built. Ankara Kalesi has hosted several civilizations at various periods of history and naturally had many repairs and restorations since then. During Galatians period the castle has been enlarged and city walls added and brought to a position completely overlooking the town.

The citadel has two sections: inner castle and outer castle. Although the outer castle has twenty observation towers only few has reached today. The outer castle has seven entrances: Çankırı, Istanbul, Izmir, Namazgah, Erzurum, Kayseri and Aynalı are the names. Most of the inner castle towers are still in good condition. The walls have been built with marble and red Ankara Stone. The highest point of the inner castle is called Akkale (white castle) or Ali Taşı(High Stone). Allaaddin Camii being one of the best examples, the inner castle completely carries the characteristics of Traditional Turkish architecture.

Between the inner castle walls old Ankara houses attract your attention. This area being one of the oldest residential areas of the town is called Eski Ankara (Old Ankara). The houses are mostly wooden and mud brick. Although there are still some families living on those houses most of them have been converted to restaurants and gift stores. Antique dealers, carpet sellers, and masters of traditional Turkish handicrafts continue their work here.

The stands near the entrance exhibiting various herbs, spice and kuruyemiş (dried fruits) will fascinate you and we strongly suggest you to taste some. You wont be regretted.

Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi (Museum of Anatolian Civilizations) and M. Rahmi Koc Museum at Cengel Han are among the places to be visited. When you leave the museum and walk up towards the castle on rough cobblestone streets Zengerpaşa and Boyacızade mansions will meet you. The owners of these mansions have them restored and converted to restaurant.

They welcome the visitors with beautiful panorama and traditional Turkish food accompanied by delicious wine. The sunset is worth to watch over the castle towers. Climb the cihannüma (terraces) of the said mansions and listen the children’s voices, songs shortly the sound of approaching night, you sure feel you are in another Ankara.

Naturally there are several more sites around the castle offering delicious Turkish food and the oldest one is of course Boğaziçi Lokantası located at Ulus, Denizciler Caddesi next to Adliye (Judicial Court) building. Especially the sweets are marvelous. Well have a good meal and before leaving for the New Ankara drop to Akman Bozacısı it is on the courtyard of the Çarşı at Ulus square and have delicious boza. We don’t know whether you like this winter drink but at least you can have a small break by watching the passer bys and maybe take some notes for the “story of the day”! Well, the citadel and environ tell an Ankara tale to those listen….


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