About Ankara

Ankara is the capital city of the young Republic of Turkey

Turkey's 'other' city might not have flashy Ottoman royal residences or superb exteriors, however Ankara drones to a vivacious, young beat pristine by the pull of history. Drawing correlations with Istanbul is silly – the level, unobtrusive environmental factors are not really the stuff of national verse – yet the community achievement of this dynamic city is guaranteed because of understudy panache and outside government office interest. 

The nation's capital has gained noteworthy ground from a dusty Anatolian backwater to the present modern field for global undertakings. Turkey's monetary achievement is reflected in the blasting eatery scene around Kavaklıdere and the tore jean politik of Kızılay's walkway bistros, frequented by hip understudies, old-clocks and agents the same. And keeping in mind that the dynamic road life is a sufficient motivation to visit, Ankara likewise flaunts two uncommon landmarks vital to the Turkish story – the flawlessly imagined Museum of Anatolian Civilisations and the Anıt Kabir, an epic tribute to Atatürk, current Turkey's originator. 

Ankara Attractions 

Museum of Anatolian Civilisations

The best spot in the nation to find a workable pace the perplexing weave of Turkey's history, the displays here house antiquities carefully chose from pretty much every critical archeological site in Anatolia. The focal lobby houses reliefs and statuary, while the encompassing corridors take you on an excursion of stunning history from Neolithic and Chalcolithic, through the Bronze Age Assyrian and Hittite times, to the Iron Age's Phrygian and Urartian periods. 


The fantastic catacomb of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881–1938), the author of present day Turkey, sits high over the city with its plenitude of marble and quality of worship. The tomb itself really makes up just a little piece of this unpredictable, which comprises of galleries and a formal yard. For some Turks a visit is for all intents and purposes a journey, and it's not surprising to see individuals obviously moved. Permit at any rate two hours so as to visit the entire site. 

Lion Road 

You enter the Anıt Kabir by the Lion Road, arranged along its 262m length prompting the huge square by 24 lion statues. Two squat towers mark the passageway – inside the right-hand tower is a scale model of the site and a corner selling sound aides. 

Erimtan Archeology and Arts Museum 

Ankara's freshest exhibition hall houses the amazing assortment of for the most part Roman (yet in addition Bronze Age, Hittite and Byzantine) antiques gathered throughout the years by Turkish businessperson and paleontology fan Yüksel Erimtan. Shows are imaginatively curated with an eye for narrating and highlight best in class sight and sound showcases. There are some impressively delightful earthenware and gems pieces here just as a tremendous currency assortment, cuneiform tablets from Kültepe and an elaborate Urartian belt. 


The forcing hisar (Citadel) is the most intriguing piece of Ankara to look around in. This well-safeguarded quarter of thick dividers and winding avenues took its present shape in the ninth century AD, when the Byzantine sovereign Michael II developed the external defenses. The internal dividers date from the seventh century. 

Ethnography Museum 

Housed inside the structure (manufactured 1927) that filled in as Atatürk's tomb until the Anıt Kabir was fabricated, the Ethnography Museum has a little however well-curated assortment that grandstands Turkey's imaginative legacy. In the passageway lobby, Atatürk's tomb space is protected with photos of his burial service showed on the dividers. The left-hand corridor opening the passage contains Seljuk earthenware production, Anatolian gems and an especially excellent assortment of Ottoman woodwork including unpredictably cut minbars (podiums in a mosque) and mosque entryways. 

Vakıf Eserleri Müzesi 

The custom of floor coverings being skilled to mosques has helped safeguard a large number of Turkey's best examples. This broad assortment – which once graced the floors of mosques all through the nation – was put in plain view to the general population in 2007. An absolute necessity for anybody keen on Turkish materials, the shows additionally incorporate an intriguing Ottoman original copy assortment, tile-work, metalwork and complicatedly cut wood boards. 

Hacı Bayram Cami 

Ankara's most worshipped mosque is Hacı Bayram Cami. Hacı Bayram Veli was a Muslim 'holy person' who established the Bayramiye dervish request around 1400. Ankara was the request's inside and Hacı Bayram Veli is as yet respected by devout Muslims. The mosque was worked in the fifteenth century, with tiling included the eighteenth century. The encompassing neighborhood has been tidied up as of late with the mosque sitting in a manicured square, encompassed by bistros and shops selling strict stuff. 

Rahmi M Koç Industrial Museum 

The shockingly retaining Rahmi M Koç Industrial Museum, situated inside the flawlessly reestablished Çengelhan caravanserai building, has three stories covering subjects as assorted as transport, science, music, figuring, Atatürk and rugs. On the off chance that you were conceived before around 1985, be set up to feel old as cherished recollections, for example, ZX Spectrum PCs and tape tapes are deserving of historical center show status here. 

Painting and Sculpture Museum 

The Painting and Sculpture Museum grandstands the cream of Turkish craftsmen. Going from precise war scenes to society pictures, the pieces show that nineteenth and twentieth century masterful improvements in Turkey resembled those in Europe, with progressively conceptual structure. 

Arslanhane Cami 

This Seljuk-time mosque is one of Ankara's generally excellent. It has an inside of stout wooden segments bested by Roman capitals, a complicatedly cut minber (podium) and a huge, lavishly tiled mihrab (specialty demonstrating the bearing of Mecca). 

Şark Kulesi 

Move up this pinnacle in the hisar (fortress) territory for fantastic perspectives across Ankara. 

Anıtkabir Museum 

The structures on one side of the Anıt Kabir court (to one side of the tomb) contain a broad historical center devoted to both the life of Atatürk and Turkey's War of Independence. The ground floor corridors give pass up blow records of the Turkish Republic's developmental early years with antiquated fight shows and profoundly point by point records of Atatürk's program of changes. Upstairs is dedicated to Atatürk. His library and different memorabilia are shown just as dioramas of his youth home. 

Roman Baths 

At the rambling third century Roman Baths ruins, the format is still obviously unmistakable; search for the standard Roman apoditerium (changing area), frigidarium (cold room), tepidarium (warm room) and caldarium (hot room). A Byzantine tomb and Phrygian remains have additionally been found here. 

Kuğulu Parkı 

At the southern finish of Tunalı Hilmi Caddesi, Kuğulu Parkı is a verdant desert spring with a wellspring gushing lake ringed by bistros and nursery beds of pansies. On bright ends of the week, it gets packed with park-goers lazing on the grass. For voyaging families, there's a tolerable youngsters' play area at the recreation center's northern end however note that the play area surface is concrete. 

Gençlik Parkı 

In the core of the city, Gençlik Parkı has a lake and wellsprings (lit up after dim), brilliant blossom beds and a lot of room for children to run about. It's an exceptionally mainstream spot toward the end of the week for walking or just hanging out. The Ferris haggle rather old enjoyment rides of Luna Park are at the southern finish of the recreation center. 

Alaettin Cami 

The Alaettin Cami is the most established mosque in Ankara, dating from the twelfth century, yet has been widely modified. Another full reclamation was progressing in 2019 with mid-2020 pegged for the completing date. Prior to reclamation, the mosque was generally kept bolted so fingers crossed that the present work brings about the mosque being opened once more. 

Kocatepe Cami 

The colossal layout of Kocatepe Cami is the image of Ankara. It is one of the world's biggest mosques however it is additionally an advanced option, worked somewhere in the range of 1967 and 1987. 

Cer Modern 

Situated in an old train stop, this immense craftsmen's park and display shows present day and testing craftsmanship from across Europe, in addition to there's a great bistro and shop. Social occasions are additionally organized here. 

Melike Hatun Cami 

This tremendous present day mosque, with a limit of up to 7000 admirers, was worked in 2017 in conventional Ottoman style. It's a significant milestone on Atatürk Bulvarı. 

Temple of Augustus & Rome

With the exception of several forcing, recorded dividers, very little survives from this sanctuary (AD 25) worked to respect the Roman Emperor Augustus. 

Parmak Kapısı 

The Parmak Kapısi is the principle door into Ankara's stronghold neighborhood. 

Atatürk Kültür Merkezi 

Houses the Museum of Science and Technology and the Museum of the War of Independence, albeit both hold little enthusiasm for non-Turkish speakers. 

Republic Monument 

This enormous equestrian statue, raised to respect the troopers of the War of Independence is a decent milestone to get your direction while investigating Ulus. 

Column of Julian

Raised to pay tribute to Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate's visit to Ankara, the Column of Julian sits in a square ringed by government structures. 

Confidence Monument 

Kızılay's Confidence Monument, raised in 1935, is a decent milestone to get your course by when initially landing in the region. 

Roman Theater 

From Hisarparkı Caddesi, you can see the meager survives from a Roman auditorium from around 200 to 100 BC.