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Ankara is the capital and the second largest city in Turkey situated some 20 km south-east of Batikent. The population of Ankara is about 3,517,200 people (census of 2009). Ankara is a popular tourist destination thanks to its archaeological sites and museums.

Airport Etimesgut (IATA: ANK) is 20 km away from it and is the closest airport to it.

The most popular tourist attractions in Ankara

1. Roman Road of Ankara
The Roman Road of Ankara or Cardo Maximus is an ancient Roman road in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. The road was found in 1995 by Turkish archaeologist Cevdet Bayburtluoğlu.

2. Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (Türkçe. Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi) is located on the south side of Ankara Castle in the Atpazarı area in Ankara, Turkey. It consists of the old Ottoman Mahmut Paşa bazaar storage building, and the Kurşunlu Han. Because of Atatürk's desire to establish a Hittite museum, the buildings were bought upon the suggestion of Hamit Zübeyir Koşay, who was then Culture Minister, to the National Education Minister, Saffet Arıkan. After the remodelling and repairs we…

3. Ankara Castle
Ankara Castle (Turkish: Ankara Kalesi) is a fortification from the late antique / early medieval era in Ankara, Turkey.

4. Anıtkabir
Anıtkabir (literally, " memorial tomb" ) 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. It is located in Ankara and was designed by architects Professor Emin Onat and Assistant Professor Orhan Arda, whose proposal beat 48 other entries from several countries in a competition held by the Turkish Government in 1941 for a " monumental mausoleum" for Atatürk.

5. Kocatepe Mosque
The Kocatepe Mosque is the largest mosque in Ankara, the capital of 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.

6. Göksu Park
Göksu Park is a public park in Ankara, Turkey. Göksu Park is in Eryaman, a neighbourhood in the district of Etimesgut in Ankara. The park area is 50. 8  ha (126 acres). It was an unneglected lake until 2003. In 2003, the lake was taken care of by the Municipality of Ankara and Municipality of Etimesgut and the park was opened that same year.

7. Atakule Tower
Atakule, is a 125m (410 feet) high communications and observation tower located in the Çankaya district of central Ankara, Turkey and is the primary landmark of the city. As the district of Çankaya is itself on a hill, the tower can be spotted from almost anywhere in the city during clear days. The tower's design came from architect Ragıp Buluç and construction lasted from 1986 to 1989. The top section of the tower houses an open terrace and a revolving restaurant named Sevilla, which makes a fu…

8. Ethnography Museum of Ankara
The Ethnography Museum of Ankara built by architect Arif Hikmet Koyunoğlu, is located on the site of a Muslim cemetery on a hill at Namazgah in Ankara, Turkey. The hill was granted to the Ministry of National Education in order for the museum to be built according to Decree of Cabinet of Ministers dated November 15, 1925 by General Directorate of Charity Foundations.

If you have already seen Ankara, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you are around, try one of the following places:

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Ankara tourist attractions and interesting places

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Roman Road of Ankara

The Roman Road of Ankara or Cardo Maximus is an ancient Roman road in

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Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (Türkçe. Anadolu Medeniyetleri M

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Ankara Castle

Ankara Castle (Turkish: Ankara Kalesi) is a fortification from the

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Anıtkabir

Anıtkabir (literally, 'memorial tomb') is the mausoleum of Mustafa

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Kocatepe Mosque

The Kocatepe Mosque is the largest mosque in Ankara, the capital of

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Göksu Park

Göksu Park is a public park in Ankara, Turkey. Göksu Park is in E

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Atakule Tower

Atakule, is a 125m (410 feet) high communications and observation

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Ethnography Museum of Ankara

The Ethnography Museum of Ankara built by architect Arif Hikmet

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Cer Modern

Cer Modern is a tourist attraction, one of the Art museums and

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State Art and Sculpture Museum

The State Art and Sculpture Museum (Turkish: Ankara Resim ve Heykel

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Gençlik Parkı

Gençlik Parkı (literally Youth Park) is a public park in Ankara, T

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Roman Baths of Ankara

The Roman Baths of Ankara are the ruined remains of an ancient Roman

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Ankara Opera House

Ankara Opera House (Türkçe. Opera Sahnesi) of the Turkish State O

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Victory Monument (Ankara)

Victory Monument (Türkçe. Zafer Anıtı also known as Ulus Atatürk Anıt

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Bera Ankara

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Ankara Princess Hotel

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Alba Hotel

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Alba Hotel

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Raymar Hotels Ankara

starting $53

Hotel Etap Mola

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Konur Hotel

starting $46

Marinem Ankara K?z?lay Hotel

starting $85

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