11 Sights in Ankara, Turkey (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Ankara, Turkey. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Ankara, Turkey.

Sightseeing Tours in Ankara

1. Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

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The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations 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 were completed (1938–1968), the building was opened to the public as the Ankara Archaeological Museum.

Wikipedia: Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (EN)

2. Anıtkabir

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Anıtkabir is a complex located in the Çankaya district of Ankara, which includes the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Designed by Emin Onat and Orhan Arda, the construction of Anıtkabir began in 1944 and was completed in 1953. In addition to the mausoleum building, the complex consists of various structures and monuments, as well as a wooded area known as the Peace Park.

Wikipedia: Anıtkabir (EN)

3. Ethnography Museum of Ankara

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The Ethnography Museum of Ankara is dedicated to the cultures of Turkic civilizations. The building was designed by architect Arif Hikmet Koyunoğlu and was built between 1925 and 1928. The museum temporarily hosted the sarcophagus of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk from 1938 to 1953, during the period of the construction of Anıtkabir, his final resting place.

Wikipedia: Ethnography Museum of Ankara (EN)

4. Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi ve Müzesi

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Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi ve Müzesi

Mehmet Âkif Ersoy Museum House is located in Altındağ district of Ankara. Mehmet Âkif is an Ankara house that was transformed into a museum where Ersoy resided in Ankara during the Turkish War of Independence and wrote numerous poems, especially the National Anthem. It is located within the borders of Hacettepe University Central Campus.

Wikipedia: Mehmet Akif Ersoy Müze Evi (TR)

5. Ankara Kalesi

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Ankara Castle is an historic fortification in the city of Ankara, Turkey, constructed in or after the 7th century. The earliest fortification on the site was constructed in the 8th century BC by the Phrygians and rebuilt in 278 BC by the Galatians. The castle was rebuilt or renovated under the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman empires.

Wikipedia: Ankara Castle (EN)

6. Göksu Parkı

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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. 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.

Wikipedia: Göksu Park (EN)

7. Abdi İpekçi Parkı

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Ankara, historically known as Ancyra and Angora, is the capital of Turkey. Located in the central part of Anatolia, the city has a population of 5.1 million in its urban center and 5.7 million in Ankara Province, making it Turkey's second-largest city after Istanbul, but first by the urban area (2,767 km2).

Wikipedia: Abdi İpekçi Park (EN)

8. Nursultan Nazarbayev Anıtı

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Nursultan Abishuly Nazarbayev is a Kazakh politician and military officer who served as the first President of Kazakhstan, from the country’s independence in 1991 until his formal resignation in 2019, and as the Chairman of the Security Council of Kazakhstan from 1991 to 2022.

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9. Ulucanlar Prison Museum

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The Ulucanlar Prison Museum is a former state prison in Ankara, Turkey that was converted into a prison museum following restoration by Altındağ Municipality. The museum was opened in 2011. It is the first museum of its kind in Turkey.

Wikipedia: Ulucanlar Prison Museum (EN), Website

10. Ankara Devlet Opera ve Balesi

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Ankara Devlet Opera ve BalesiŞevki Balmumcu as an exhibition house in 1933, Paul Bonatz as an opera house in 1948, photographed by Atilim Gunes Baydin / CC BY-SA 3.0

Ankara Opera House of the Turkish State Opera and Ballet is the largest of the three venues for opera and ballet in Ankara, Turkey, the other two being Leyla Gencer Sahnesi in Ostim and Operet Sahnesi in Sıhhiye.

Wikipedia: Ankara Opera House (EN)

11. Hasan Fehmi Ataç Apartmanı

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Hasan Fehmi Ataç Apartment; It is a historical apartment in the Ulus district of Altındağ. Located in the intersection of Anafartalar and Denizciler Street, the building is also known as the big hotel.

Wikipedia: Hasan Fehmi Ataç Apartmanı (TR)


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