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Ankara, historically known as Ancyra and Angora, is the capital of Turkey. With a population of 4,587,558 in the urban centre and 5,150,072 in its province, it is Turkey's second largest city after Istanbul, having outranked İzmir in the 20th century.

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The Best Things to Do and Visit in Ankara


1 - Anıtkabir

Anıtkabir is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey.

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2 - Ankara Castle

Ankara Castle is a fortification from the late antique / early medieval era in Ankara, Turkey.

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3 - Archaeology Tours in Ankara

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4 - Kocatepe Mosque

The Kocatepe Mosque is the largest mosque in Ankara, Turkey. It was built between 1967 and 1987 in the Kocatepe quarter in Kızılay, and its size and prominent situation have made it a landmark that can be seen from almost anywhere in central Ankara.

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5 - Atakule

Atakule is a 125 m high communications and observation tower located in the Çankaya district of central Ankara, Turkey, and is one of the primary landmarks of the city.

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6 - Shore Excursions in Ankara

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7 - Ulus, Ankara

Ulus is a quarter in Ankara, Turkey and is located at the center of the capital city. It was once the heart of old Ankara. The name means "nation" in Turkish.

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8 - Yeşilkent

   7 km away

Yeşilkent is a village in the District of Çubuk, Ankara Province, Turkey.

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9 - Bestepe National Mosque

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10 - Lake Eymir

   12 km away

Middle East Technical University is a public technical university located in Ankara, Turkey. The university puts special emphasis on research and education in engineering and natural sciences, offering about 40 undergraduate programs within 5 faculties, 97 masters and 62 doctorate programs within 5 graduate schools.

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11 - Oran

   12 km away
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Located in the Central Anatolia Region, Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the second-largest city in the country. The city rises dramatically on a steep slope on the banks of the Enguri Su River. It is a European metropolis with architecture that recalls its long history. Old castles and ruins left by Hittite, Phrygian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman civilizations dot the landscape. 

The citadel of Ankara is the historical heart of the city: on top of a hill, it overlooks the city and offers tourists visiting Ankara an extraordinary panorama and the opportunity to take great pictures! The external enclosure, which dates from the 9th century, stretches on more than 4900 feet (1500 meters), is about 49 feet (15 meters) high, and comprises 42 pentagonal towers: you enter the citadel passing Hisar Kapisi door, which gives access to another better-preserved wall, then, the door Parmak Kapisi leads the visitor until a sumptuous small village typically Anatolian.

An activity which one does not necessarily think of, but which is worth the detour when one comes to visit Ankara during winter: the city, perched at more than 2950 feet (900 meters) of altitude, has a skiable field the Elmada Ski Resort adjoining the Ankara agglomeration. 

Kugulu Park is a small, one-hectare public park in the pretty neighborhood of Cankaya. This place is known all over Turkey for its immaculate swans, they are a symbol of the city of Ankara-splashing in the ponds.

Anıtkabir is the colossal palace built in memory of the founder of modern Turkey and its first president of the Republic: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. This mausoleum is located on the hill of Anıttepe; this national monument should not be missed under any pretext when one comes to visit Ankara.

Ankara is a city full of architectural gems not to be missed during your stay in the capital, you will be amazed by this charming city.

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When is the best season to visit Ankara?

Ankara has a Mediterranean climate; therefore, winter is cold. The best time to visit Ankara is from April to October. The sky is clear, and it is warm in the capital.

There are several ways to travel between Istanbul and Ankara. The easiest and fastest way is to fly from Istanbul airport to Ankara airport, which will take you 2.5 hours. The HST train from Halkali takes 5h30. There are also different buses from Istanbul that take more than 6 hours, it is not the fastest solution. By car, it will take you 4.5 hours, but it is not the most economical solution.

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