Local Guide

The ochre-hued central Anatolian plateau, cleft by ravines and dominated by volcanic peaks, forms the heartland of Turkey and is one of the cradles of human civilisation. Ankara is full of ancient sights with a diverse history dating back to Palaeolithic Anatolia, the Celts and the 19th C founding of modern Turkey: remains of settlements from as early as the eighth millennium B.C. have been unearthed at Catalhoyuk, and it has been established that Ankara was the summer capital of the Roman emperors around A.D. 400. Ankara is well on its way to becoming one of Turkey's vibrant and diverse metropolises. Child-friendly, Ankara is pleasantly green, distances are manageable and traffic is still relatively light.

Local Events

Ataturk's Mausoleum

Ataturk's Mausoleum

1 Jan

No trip to Ankara is complete without a visit to the final resting place of the founder of modern Turkey, Kemal Ataturk. Ataturk's Mausoleum, which dominates the Ankara skyline, is the symbol of the secular republic Ataturk built from the debris of the Ottoman Empire.
1 Jan - 31 Dec

Atakule Tower

Atakule Tower

1 Jan

Close to Swissotel Ankara is the symbol of the capital, Atakule Tower - a 125m communications and observation tower. The top section of the tower houses an open terrace and a revolving restaurant, offering a magnificent view of the city with a full 360-degree rotation every hour.
1 Jan - 31 Dec

Citadel of Ankara

Citadel of Ankara

1 Jan

The Citadel of Ankara is located in the old city centre. Traditional restaurants, spice & antique shops and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations are the main attractions.
1 Jan - 31 Dec

Anatolian Civilization

Anatolian Civilization

Jan

The Museum of Anatolian Civilization is housed in a former bedesten (covered bazaar), which has been beautifully restored and now houses a unique world class collection of masterpieces from Neolithic and Bronze ages, and the Assyrian, Phrygian, Urartu, Hellenistic, and Roman eras.

Ethnography museum

Ethnography museum

Jan

The Ethnography museum reflects the turkish national character, history and culture. It is the first state museum which was planned and built in the republic period.

Hamamonu

Hamamonu

Jan

Hamamonu region which is the most ancient settlement of Ankara had become a living place with the restoration worksWith the historical houses and streets, it offers a historical travel.

Ankara Music Festival

Ankara Music Festival

Mar

The International Ankara Music Festival is organized in the Turkish capital presenting classical music and ballet programmes. The festival takes place every year in spring and lasts approximately one month.

Ankara Film Festival

Ankara Film Festival

Mar

One of Turkey’s most innovative and stimulating film festivals takes place every spring in Ankara, with international guests and local artists spoiling viewers with feature films, shorts, documentaries, and animated movies.

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