Ankara Things to Do

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  • 1. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    In a rather modern town, and after visiting the Ataturk Memorial, we were taken to the Civilizations Museum. I thought it was just another museum, to fulfill a couple of hours in a common city, with...

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  • 2. AnitKabir - The Ataturk Mausoleum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    "The Anıtkabir" (Monumental Tomb), crowning a prominent hill in the center of Ankara about two km west of Kızılay along Gazi Mustafa Kemal Bulvarı is the Mausoleum of Kemal...

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  • 3. Temple of Augustus

    4 out of 5 stars

    Roman Emperor Augustus build a tempel in old Ankara and the Turks build a mosque near the tempel. The mosque is called Haci Bayram Mosque.Haci Bayram was a Turkish scolar lived in Ankara in 12th...

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  • 4. Ulus

    The focal point of Ulus is Ulus Meydani, a small square with an Ataturk statue and lots of pigeons. Ataturk sits on a horse in this one, and a few gun-toting soldiers stand each side of him (they're...

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  • 5. Castle

    4 out of 5 stars

    From Şark Kulesi, turn left and you soon exit the upper castle through the southern gate Güney Kapı. This takes you into the more sanitized and gentrified part of the castle, a place where...

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  • 6. Citadel

    The old town of Ankara and its citadel are located on a hill just east of Ulus. This is the oldest part, with old Ottoman houses on narrow, quiet, twisting streets. Some of the old houses are...

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  • 7. Museum of Ataturk and the War of Independence

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kurtulus Savasi Muzesi was the first Parliament building of Turkey, the first sessions of the new government too place here. It was built by Salim Bey in 1915 and used as the headquarters of Committee...

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  • 8. Atakule Tower

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    I like to see cities from above! When in Ankara you can do it for free up from the Ankara castle or you can pay 7,5TL and take the elevator on the ugly tower of Atakule that is located at Cankaya...

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  • 9. Kocatepe Mosque

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is the most notable mosque in the city. The largest mosque in Ankara, it was recently constructed in classical Ottoman style with four minarets. Built between 1967 and 1987 in the Kocatepe...

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  • 10. Rahmi Koc Museum

    The Rahmi Koc Industry Museum is in walking distance from the castle of Ankara. It’s interesting if you are into old old-objects (antiques) and industrial items from engineering etc. Some items are...

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  • 11. Palace

    "Ankara Palas" is a historical building, which is used as an official state guest house in the capital Ankara. Initially designed as the Ministry of Health building, it was used as a hotel for the...

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  • 12. Ethnography Museum

    Ethnography Museum of Ankara The Ethnography Museum of Ankara built by architect Arif Hikmet Koyunoğlu, is located on the site of a Muslim cemetery on a hill in Namazgah, Ankara, Turkey. The...

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  • 13. Walking

    This area has many old houses and Karacabey Turkish bath. There are nice small places for eating something. It is just behind the Hacettepe university hospital. You may pass near hospital on inside...

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  • 14. Museum of the Republic

    Cumhuriet Muzesi is just a few meters south of the War of Independence Museum. It was the second Parliament building of Turkey for the Grand Assembly. It’s a 2storey building that was built by...

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  • 15. Column of Julianus

    3 out of 5 stars

    The Julianus Column on the park at Hükümet Meydanı, Ulus is of Byzantium style and has no inscriptions on it. The height is 15 meters and contains several rings around its body. It is supposed...

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  • 16. Kugulu Park

    Kugu=Swan. It was one our favorite park once upon a time. It is nostalgic for us now. You may rest there if you are staying at Hilton or Sheraton. Just from there Tunali Hilmi street starts. You may...

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  • 17. Pirinç Han and around

    In the old neighbourhood on the steep slopes below Ankara Castle, Pirinç Han is a restored inn with several souvenir shops, artist workshops and antiques stores...

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  • 18. Haci Bayram Mahallesi

    The area around the Temple of Augustus must have been a historical neighbourhood once, and judging from the billboards in the square, it had become a bit run...

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  • 19. Ataturk Memorial

    Ataturk is the "father" of modern Turkey, which tried to immortalize him in Ankara. His memorial is a big and austere ensemble, dominating the city. The tribute...

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  • 20. Tandogan Region

    Hello,The location of your hotel is very near universities campus area - 200-300 meters from Ankara University and about 1 km from Gazi University. so, there...

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  • 21. The Ankara museum of foundational works museum

    Original name is: Ankara Vakif eserleri müzesi. This bina builded at 1927 as a primary school. But it was college of law from 1928 to 1941. You may see very...

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  • 22. Ankara at night

    First you may watch this short film:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngMJbR74slQ&feature=channel_video_title(It shows better to Ankara. :-)) Ankara's night life...

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  • 23. Hamamonu

    This is an area that I didnt know anything about it before. It seems the local authorities put all their effort and passion about their district and managed to...

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  • 24. Mosques and hamam at Hamamonu!

    The main reason we visited Hamamonu was that our local friend suggested this is a great area to find a hamam. Historically, there were always hamams here so we...

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  • 25. Hittite Sun Disk Monument

    The first emblem of Ankara was the Hittite sun disk (figures of bulls and stags). You can see original figures at the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations but I’m...

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