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Best of Ankara Guide

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Ankara
Rising dramatically on a steep incline from the banks of the Enguri Su, Ankara, Turkey's capital and second most populous city, is a modern European metropolis speckled with reminders of its varied history. Old castles and ruins from Hittite, Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman civilizations dot the landscape. The modern city includes government and state houses, major universities, military bases, consulates, bustling nightlife and the oldest park in the city, Genclik Park.

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Ataturk Mausoleum (Anitkabir)
Ataturk Mausoleum (Anitkabir)
The mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, was constructed in 1944 and sits atop a hill overlooking the city.
Attraction type: Monuments/ Statues; Performances
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Cengelhan Rahmi M. Koc Museum
Cengelhan Rahmi M. Koc Museum
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... 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
Attraction type: Museums
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Anatolian Civilizations Museum (Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi)
Anatolian Civilizations Museum (Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi)
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... 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
Attraction type: History Museums; Natural History Museums
Hattusha
Hattusha
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites
Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii)
Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii)
This commanding mosque was built between 1967 and 1987 and is both the newest and largest in the city.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites

All places to eat » Places to eat

Trilye Restaurant
Trilye Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2,672 Restaurants in Ankara
Price: $50 - $80
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Pizza Il Forno
Pizza Il Forno
Ranked #2 of 2,672 Restaurants in Ankara
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery
Goksu Restaurant
Goksu Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 2,672 Restaurants in Ankara
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Kebap 49
Kebap 49
Ranked #4 of 2,672 Restaurants in Ankara
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Oteki Meyhane
Oteki Meyhane
Ranked #5 of 2,672 Restaurants in Ankara
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood, Turkish

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Deeps Hostel
Deeps Hostel
$23 - $32 (EUR 19 - 26)
Ranked #5 of 78 Ankara B&B and Inns
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Aymini Hotel
Aymini Hotel
$40 - $43
Ranked #7 of 78 Ankara B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Ankara Plaza Hotel
4.0 of 5
Ankara Plaza Hotel
$80 - $124 (EUR 66 - 102)
Ranked #13 of 145 Hotels in Ankara
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Barcelo Ankara Altinel
5.0 of 5
Barcelo Ankara Altinel
$68 - $123
Ranked #15 of 145 Hotels in Ankara
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Hotel Monec
4.0 of 5 Hotel Monec
$78 - $116
Ranked #20 of 145 Hotels in Ankara
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

JW Marriott Hotel Ankara
5.0 of 5
JW Marriott Hotel Ankara
$223 - $474
Ranked #1 of 145 Hotels in Ankara
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Divan Cukurhan
5.0 of 5
Divan Cukurhan
$98 - $171
Ranked #2 of 145 Hotels in Ankara
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Swissotel Ankara
5.0 of 5
Swissotel Ankara
$101 - $169 (TRL234,051,056 - 391,629,984)
Ranked #3 of 145 Hotels in Ankara
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