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Ataturk Mausoleum (Anitkabir)
Ranked #1 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Performances
Owner description: The mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, was constructed in 1944 and sits atop a hill overlooking the... more » Owner description: The mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, was constructed in 1944 and sits atop a hill overlooking the city. « less
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Ranked #2 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Museums
Owner description: Çengelhan Rahmi M. Koç Museum is the first and only industrial museum in Ankara Like its namesake, it is dedicated to the... more » Owner description: Çengelhan Rahmi M. Koç Museum is the first and only industrial museum in Ankara Like its namesake, it is dedicated to the history of Transport, Industry and Communications, with additional material on Ankara and the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Housed in a magnificent building before the entrance to the Ankara Citadel, the collection contains hundreds of items from miniatures to full size boats and vehicles.The location is unrivalled – romantic, historic, convenient. And the appeal is universal: objects that affect our daily lives, created by talented engineers and craftsmen, encapsulating man’s ingenuity and hard work yet at the same time exhibiting great beauty.Our museum educates, informs, and entertains tens of thousands of adults and children each year. Please do explore this website now for a taste of what we have on show… but better still, come and visit us soon! « less
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Ranked #3 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites
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Ranked #4 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: History Museums; Natural History Museums
Owner description: This fascinating museum contains over 200,000 historic pieces of which only a fraction can be displayed at one time.... more » Owner description: This fascinating museum contains over 200,000 historic pieces of which only a fraction can be displayed at one time. Exhibits include Early Bronze Age statues and Neolithic wall paintings. « less
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Ranked #5 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
This commanding mosque was built between 1967 and 1987 and is both the newest and largest in the city.
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Ranked #6 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Art Museums
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Ranked #7 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
Owner description: The mosque as it stands today shows the architectural characteristics of late 17th century and 18th century mosques. The... more » Owner description: The mosque as it stands today shows the architectural characteristics of late 17th century and 18th century mosques. The ceiling is made of ornamental wood, and floral and plant motifs can be found throughout. « less
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Ranked #8 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: A wonderful area with many restored 1920-1930 houses now filled with cafes,restaurants,artist shops. A must see place for... more » Owner description: A wonderful area with many restored 1920-1930 houses now filled with cafes,restaurants,artist shops. A must see place for local and foreigh tourists. « less
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Ranked #9 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Museums
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Ranked #10 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #11 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #12 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #13 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Museums; History Museums
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Ranked #14 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Art Museums; Natural History Museums
Owner description: This museum houses a rich collection of folkloric artifacts, and was the first resting place of Ataturk until the completion... more » Owner description: This museum houses a rich collection of folkloric artifacts, and was the first resting place of Ataturk until the completion of his mausoleum in 1953. « less
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Ranked #15 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #16 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Fantasy Land Video Game Centre was founded in 1991 at Selanik Cad. 18/C Kizilay-Ankara address, and still is the biggest... more » Owner description: Fantasy Land Video Game Centre was founded in 1991 at Selanik Cad. 18/C Kizilay-Ankara address, and still is the biggest street location video game center of Turkey with its unrivaled variety of games.The video game centre is of 410 square meters with 1 entrance floor, and separate 3 more floors. Approximately with 120 different kinds of dedicated machines, simulators and video game machines and it is open every day from 08:00 to 22:00.Fantasyland is one of the leading and well known game centres among its equals in the world with its unique variety and up-to-dateness of games.Commercial details of Delta Eg. Elk. Tic. Ltd. Sti. which is the operator company of Fantasyland Video Game Centre « less
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Ranked #17 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Historic Sites; Ancient Ruins; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: The foundations of this structure were laid by Galatians and eventually completed by the Romans. Located atop a hill in the... more » Owner description: The foundations of this structure were laid by Galatians and eventually completed by the Romans. Located atop a hill in the old city, the area inside the citadel contains many fine examples of traditional architecture. « less
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Ranked #18 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Castles
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Ranked #19 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
Owner description: This is a good example of a forest mosque as it was constructed of carved wooden columns supporting a wooden roof. Built in... more » Owner description: This is a good example of a forest mosque as it was constructed of carved wooden columns supporting a wooden roof. Built in the 13th century, it was previously known as Arslanhane (The House of Lions) because of the lion statues surrounding it. « less
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Ranked #20 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Museums
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Ranked #21 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Parks

Gençlik is a large park in the center of Ankara in a valley between the old city / citadel and Anıtkabir (Ataturk's mausoleum.)  It's a nice open spot of fountains, pools and... more »

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Ranked #22 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Owner description: Bundan otuziki yil once Bestepe'de simdi bulundugu yerde baslar Galeri Sanatyapim'in seruveni. O yillarda Baskent'te sadece... more » Owner description: Bundan otuziki yil once Bestepe'de simdi bulundugu yerde baslar Galeri Sanatyapim'in seruveni. O yillarda Baskent'te sadece bir kac galeri yasamini surdurmekte ve sergiler az sayida sanatseverle bulusabilmekteydi. Galeri Sanatyapim'in 1982 yilinda acilmasiyla birlikte Ankara'nin sanat yasami hareketlenmis ve Galeri'nin kurucusu, fotograf sanatcisi Ibrahim Demirel, bu girisimiyle, ozel galericiligin Baskent'teki onemli temsilcilerinden biri olmustur. Galeri Sanatyapim hicbir zaman sadece bir sergi mekani olmakla yetinmemis, yetiskinlere ve guzel sanatlara hazirlanan genclere oldugu kadar, cocuklara da resim egitimi veren bir sanat uretim merkezi olmustur. Galeri'nin kuruldugu ilk yildan beri usta sanatci Kayihan Keskinok, Galeri Sanatyapim bunyesinde yer alan Atolye'de ilkeli egitimiyle nice yetenekli ogrenci yetistirmekte ve sanati tutkuya donusturme azmini ogrencilerine asilamaya devam etmektedir. Cagdas bir sergi salonunu, zengin tablo koleksiyonunu ve etnografik, toprak alti zenginliklerinden olusan bir koleksiyonu 400 metrekarelik alana sigdiran Galeri Sanatyapim, kitap ya da katalog gibi kalici arsivler olusturmanin yani sira, her yil bir sanatcinin desenlerinden olusan Galeri Sanatyapim takviminin basim ve dagitimini da kendi olanaklariyla gerceklestirmektedir. Ticari kaygi tasimaksizin ozellikle genc sanatcilara destek olmaya calisan Galeri, saglikli bir resim piyasasinin olusmasina katkida bulunmak icin caba sarf etmektedir. Guzel sanatlarin her dalinda egitim veren bir okul niteligi kazanmak, resim, fotograf, heykel, etnografik, toprakalti koleksiyonlarini bir muze catisi altinda toplayarak gerekli tum uniteleri ile eksiksiz bir kultur kompleksi olusturmak Galeri Sanatyapim'in en onemli hedefidir. « less
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Ranked #23 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #24 of 102 attractions in Ankara
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Ranked #25 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Aquariums
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Ranked #26 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: The temple was built in A.D. 10 as a tribute to Emperor Augustus, and later reconstructed by the Romans in the 2nd century.... more » Owner description: The temple was built in A.D. 10 as a tribute to Emperor Augustus, and later reconstructed by the Romans in the 2nd century. Its importance remains today for the testament of Augustus that is inscribed on its walls in both Greek and Latin. « less
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Ranked #27 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Museums
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Ranked #28 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: The baths were constructed with three main divisions: a frigidarium (cold section), tepidarium (cool section) and caldarium... more » Owner description: The baths were constructed with three main divisions: a frigidarium (cold section), tepidarium (cool section) and caldarium (hot section). They were built during the time of Emperor Caracalla (3rd century AD) in honor of Asclepios, the god of medicine. Today only the basement and first floors remain. « less
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Ranked #29 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Parks
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Ranked #30 of 102 attractions in Ankara
Category: Theaters
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