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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.

All things to do » Things to do

Ataturk Mausoleum
Ataturk Mausoleum
The mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, was constructed in 1944 and sits atop a hill overlooking the city.
Attraction type: History Museums
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Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
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
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Rahmi M. Koc Museum
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: Specialty Museums
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Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii)
Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii)
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... 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
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Sacred & Religious Sites
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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; Sacred & Religious Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Trilye Restaurant
Trilye Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 3,247 Restaurants in Ankara
Price: $28 - $43
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Goksu Lokantasi
Goksu Lokantasi
Ranked #2 of 3,247 Restaurants in Ankara
Cuisines: Turkish, International
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Timboo Cafe
Timboo Cafe
Ranked #3 of 3,247 Restaurants in Ankara
Cuisines: Cafe, International
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Duveroglu
Duveroglu
Ranked #4 of 3,247 Restaurants in Ankara
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue, Turkish
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kebap 49
Kebap 49
Ranked #5 of 3,247 Restaurants in Ankara
Cuisines: Turkish
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Inn14 Hostel
Inn14 Hostel
$12 - $43
Ranked #1 of 72 Specialty Lodging in Ankara
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Deeps Hostel
Deeps Hostel
$11 - $28 (€10 - €25)
Ranked #10 of 100 Ankara B&B and Inns
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Saydes Otel & Konukevi
$26 - $56
Ranked #61 of 175 Hotels in Ankara
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Check Inn Ankara
4.0 of 5
Check Inn Ankara
$51 - $72
Ranked #11 of 175 Hotels in Ankara
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Ankara
4.0 of 5
Radisson Blu Hotel, Ankara
$48 - $71 (€43 - €63)
Ranked #15 of 175 Hotels in Ankara
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Kahya Hotel
4.0 of 5
Kahya Hotel
$54 - $281
Ranked #16 of 175 Hotels in Ankara
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Movenpick Hotel Ankara
5.0 of 5
Movenpick Hotel Ankara
$83 - $119 (€74 - €106)
Ranked #1 of 175 Hotels in Ankara
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Holiday Inn Ankara - Cukurambar
5.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Ankara - Cukurambar
$64 - $113
Ranked #2 of 175 Hotels in Ankara
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JW Marriott Hotel Ankara
5.0 of 5
JW Marriott Hotel Ankara
$390 - $493
Ranked #3 of 175 Hotels in Ankara
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