Welcome to Ankara
The capital of Turkey and the second largest city after Istanbul, it was known as Ancyra which means anchor.
Ankara is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, it contains wonderful group of archaeological places, museums, and also entertainment places, modern shopping places, in addition to cafes and restaurants which introduces delicious Turkish food.
The best tourism places in Ankara
The remains of the roman baths is one of the most important attraction n Ankara, it was built by the roman emperor Caracalla near by Ulus region.
The baths contain hot room and cold room and warm room, as it contains exercise room, wrestling room, and swimming pool.
Ankara citadel was built 3000 years ago, and it is the oldest monuments in Ankara was built by the byzantine emperor Michael II.
Inside the citadel there are a village full of residents from thousands of years.
Elmadag ski resort
Elmadag mountain is located few kilometers away from Ankara, and is located on the slopes of Elmadag village on 1850 meters above the ground.
There are no trees there, it covered only with grass, in the winter the whole village is covered with snow and look like a piece of cotton.
Ataturk Mausoleum (Anitkabir)
One of the famous tourism places and it is a national museum contains Ataturk Mausoleum the founder of Turkish republic and a collection of his personal collectibles.
The mausoleum divides into four main parts which are the Road of lions, the Ceremonial Plaza, the Hall of Honor which contains the tomb, and the Peace Park.
Kizilay square is one of the most important and famous squares in Ankara, it contains a large number of cafes, restaurants, and famous markets, visit the square at night and enjoy tasting the Turkish coffee.
Mavi Gol Lake
The blue lake one of the most beautiful natural areas in Ankara, the charming nature surrounding it will make you relax.
You can have a barbecue party in the special areas around the lake if you are with your friends, and enjoy eating inside the stunning nature.
Museum of Anatolian Civilization
Is located near Ankara Castle, and contains collection of rare monuments and exhibits of Anatolian civilization from Paleolithic era till present day, the exhibits are put in chronological order.
Toy museum in Ankara
It was opened in the faculty of Ankara, it shows old toys and the oldest toy in the museum from 1890.
War of Independence Museum
It was designed on the ottoman style, and was built in the Ulus district and housed in the first Turkish Grand National Assembly, it shows important documents from independence era, like the first constitution in the country and declaration the Turkish republic.
Kocatepe Camii (Kocatepe Mosque)
The largest mosque in the capital, it was designed in the ottoman style, it contains four minarets, although it is one of the modern mosques, it considered one of the most beautiful mosques in Turkey.
Haci Bayram Camii (Haji Bayram mosque)
Haci bayram mosque was built in the 15th century near Augustine temple in Ulus area in a rectangle shape, its roof was built in tile and rich in Islamic decorations and beside the mosque there is a garden with its same name.