25 Best Things To Do in Ankara

The second largest city, administrative centre and the capital of Turkey, Ankara is one of the top travel destinations. Ankara has many great things to offer to its visitors with a mix of modern and historical aspects. If you are a history buff you will witness the endless history, culture and events that take place in Ankara. Some of the Ankara attractions you should not be missing are Museum Of Anatolian Civilizations, Kocatepe Mosque, and Ankara Castle. Ready to experience the Turkish culture and architecture? Check out the best things to do in Ankara, Turkey.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Ankara, Turkey

Must see places in Ankara ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Ankara and point of interests to visit.

  1. Ataturk Mausoleum Or AnitKabir

    #1 of 25 Things To Do in Ankara
    Ataturk Mausoleum Or AnitKabir

    Tags: Museum, Park, Plaza, Tower

    Address: Ankara Province, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 12:00 pm Details

    Located strategically on a prominent hill called as the Observation Hill in Ankara, the site was chosen because it could be seen from the entire city. Also known as AnitKabir, this is the mausoleum of...Read more

  2. Museum Of Anatolian Civilizations

    #2 of 25 Things To Do in Ankara
    Museum Of Anatolian Civilizations

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Architecture

    Address: Gozcu Sokak / Scouts Street No 2, 06240 Ulus, Ankara, Turkey

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Also known Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, this museum is located within the Ankara castle or Ankara citadel and holds a prominent position in the Museums of Turkey. The museum houses collection and art...Read more

  3. Ankara Castle Or Citadel

    #3 of 25 Things To Do in Ankara
    Ankara Castle Or Citadel

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    Address: Kale Mh., 06240 Ankara, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Dating back to Celtic period, Ankara castle or Ankara Citadel Hisar is one of the landmarks of the city. Several renovations by different empires have left a blended look on the Castle which reflects ...Read more

  4. Cengelhan Rahmi M Koc Museum

    #4 of 25 Things To Do in Ankara
    Cengelhan Rahmi M Koc Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Gözcü Sokak, Ankara

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This is a museum dedicated to technology and is located in a historical inn called Cengelhan. The place was then used as a warehouse for Mohair and hence has a legacy behind it. Later it was rented to...Read more

  5. Kocatepe Mosque

    #5 of 25 Things To Do in Ankara
    Kocatepe Mosque

    Tags: Art And Culture, Mosque, Religious Site, Monument

    Address: Kultur Mh, 06420 Ankara, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    This is an important mosque in Ankara which can hold 24,000 worshippers at one time. It has magnificent minarets standing 88 metres high and is constructed in neo-classical ottoman style of architectu...Read more

  6. Hamamonu Restored Area

    #6 of 25 Things To Do in Ankara
    Hamamonu Restored Area

    Tags: Art And Culture, Estate, Restaurant, Leisure

    Address: Ankara, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A great place to take a stroll, observe the beautiful houses, shop and eat the traditional Turkish food- Hamamonu is an ancient area on Ankara. Serving as a popular tourist hub and hang-out, this is a...Read more

  7. Hattusha Or Bogazkale

    #7 of 25 Things To Do in Ankara
    Hattusha Or Bogazkale

    Tags: Art And Culture, Estate, Walking Area, Ancient Ruin

    Address: Hattusha, Corum Province, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This capital of the Hittite Empire presents its 2300 years old ruins that will fascinate the visitors and intrigue the history buffs. Located 200 kilometres away from Ankara, these ruins are a must vi...Read more

  8. Atakule Tower

    #8 of 25 Things To Do in Ankara
    Atakule Tower

    Tags: View Point, Cafe, Restaurant, Observation Deck

    Address: Canakaya district, Central Ankara, Turkey

    Timings: 11:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Be here to get a panoramic view of Ankara. Atakule Tower is 125 meters in height and houses an open terrace which enables visitors to observe the city from top. There is also a revolving restaurant lo...Read more

  9. Ankamall Alisveris Merkezi

    #9 of 25 Things To Do in Ankara
    Ankamall Alisveris Merkezi

    Tags: Art And Culture, Entertainment, Leisure, Market

    Address: Gazi Mh., 06560 Ankara, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    This is the second largest mall in Turkey and the largest mall in Ankara, this shopping centre covering an area of about 1890,000 square feet. Restaurants, cafes and variety of shops make it a popular...Read more

  10. War Of Independence And Republic Museum

    #10 of 25 Things To Do in Ankara
    War Of Independence And Republic Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Educational Site

    Address: Fevzi Pasa Mah. Cumhuriyet Bulv. No 1, Ankara, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 12:00 pm Details

    Also known as Kurtulus Savasi Muzesi, it is located in the former building of Turkish republican parliament. The museum is broadly divided into two sections. The War of Independence Museum has display...Read more

  11. Haci Bayram Mosque And Temple Of Augustus

    #11 of 25 Things To Do in Ankara
    Haci Bayram Mosque And Temple Of Augustus

    Tags: Art And Culture, Mosque, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Haci Bayram Mh, Veli Caddesi, Ankara, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    This is considered as one of the most sacred Mosque in Ankara. The name of the Mosque is dedicated to a prominent Islamic saint Haci Bayram Camii. He was the founder of Bayramiye dervish order around ...Read more

  12. Panora Alisveris Ve Yasam Merkezi

    #12 of 25 Things To Do in Ankara
    Panora Alisveris Ve Yasam Merkezi

    Tags: Aquarium, Restaurant, Entertainment, Play

    Address: Oran Mah., Turan Gunes Bulv. No: 182, Dikmen/Ankara, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    A shopping complex with lots of shops and international brands; this mall is also a popular hang-out. There is a panorama terrace from where you can enjoy the view of the Ankara city. Aquarium, game c...Read more

  13. Roman Baths

    #13 of 25 Things To Do in Ankara
    Roman Baths

    Tags: Art And Culture, Estate, Ancient Ruin

    Address: Cankiri Cad. Diskapi, Ankara, Turkey

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Built in 3rd century AD, the ruins of Roman bath have a story to tell. Constructed in the time of Emperor Caracalla, these baths were dedicated to Asclepios- the god of medicine. Only the basement and...Read more

  14. Zenger Pasakonagi

    #14 of 25 Things To Do in Ankara
    Zenger Pasakonagi

    Address: Kale Mh. 06240 Ankara/Ankara Province, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This restaurant is extremely popular with Ankara’s wealthy and elite. The views of the city are incredible so take it all in while you savour some of the best meze and grills in the city.  ...Read more

  15. Kale Washington Restaurant

    #15 of 25 Things To Do in Ankara
    Kale Washington Restaurant

    Address: Doyran SK N: 5-7 Ankara Province, Turkey +90 312 311 4344

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is easily the classiest restaurant in the old town. The food focuses on international cuisine and dignitaries like Hillary Clinton have eaten here.  

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  • Mimar Sinan Camii

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Ayşe Hanım Camii

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Ankara Citadel

    Ankara Province

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Augustus Tapınağı

    Sarıbağ Sok

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Cumhurbaşkanlığı Köşkü

    Depo Sok No:1

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Julianus Sütunu

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Gölbaşı

    Lakes
  • Mavi Göl

    Bayındır Baraj Gölü

    Lakes
  • Mavi Göl Rekreasyon Alanı

    Bayındır Barajı

    Lakes
  • Lake Eymir

    Odtü Ormanı

    Lakes
  • Mogan Gölü

    Gölbaşı, 336 Sok, Gaziosmanpaşa

    Lakes
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  • Vakıf Eserleri Müzesi

    Atatürk Bul, No: 23

    Museums
  • Odtü Arkeoloji Müzesi

    Eskişehir Yol Odtü Kampüsü

    Museums
  • Roma Hamamı Açıkhava Müzesi

    Çankırı Cad, No: 43

    Museums
  • Ankara Resim Ve Heykel Müzesi

    Türkocağı Sok

    Museums
  • Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi

    Gözcü Sok No:2 Ulus

    Museums
  • Etnografya Müzesi

    Talatpaşa Bul Opera, Altındağ, Gündoğdu

    Museums Landmarks
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  • Urfa Balıklı Göl

    Amusement Parks
  • Club Mirador

    Amusement Parks
  • Club Watercity Aquapark

    Haymana Yol 6 Km

    Amusement Parks
  • Cafe Del Sol

    Amusement Parks Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses
  • Ankara Spor Salonu

    Hipodrom Cad No:2 Altındağ Merkez

    Amusement Parks
  • Joyland

    Başkent Bul Atlantis Alışveriş Ve Eğlence Merkezi No:224 K:Zemin D:3-4 Batıkent

    Amusement Parks
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  • Bistro Boteco

    Bülten Sok No:9 Kavaklıdere

    Restaurants Bars Entertainment
  • The North Shield

    1599 Sok Bilkent Otel No:6

    Restaurants Bars
  • Üstkat Restaurant

    Tunalı Hilmi Cad, No: 114 / J, Kavaklıdere

    Restaurants Bars
  • El Paso Cafe

    Karanfil Sok Hotel Ergen No: 48

    Mexican Bars
  • Newcastle

    Üsküp Cad Çevre Sok No:7/C

    Restaurants Bars
  • Rakıname

    Selanik 2 Cad, No: 51 / A Kızılay

    Restaurants Bars Entertainment
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  • Ganyan Bayi

    Güvenlik Cad Yeşilyurt Sok No: 30/D, Çankaya

    Casinos and Gaming
  • No'lu Ganyan Bayii

    Bağdat Cad 417 Sok 46/A-b

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Ganyan Bayi

    Reşit Galip Cad, No: 14 Daire: 17, Gaziosmanpaşa

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Ganyan Bayi

    Bayındır 1 Sok No: 12 Daire: 2, Çankaya

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Ganyan Bayi

    Polatlı 2 Cad, No: 31 Daire: 15, Çarşı

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Ganyan Bayi

    100 Yıl Çarşısı Daire: B04

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Emrah Yıldız Parkı

    1702 Sok

    Playgrounds Dog Parks
  • Park

    Dog Parks
  • Anıt Park

    Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak Cad

    Playgrounds Dog Parks
  • Semra Ertem Parkı

    Kutlugün Sok Cebeci

    Playgrounds Dog Parks
  • Necil Kazım Akses Parkı

    72 Sok Bahçelievler

    Playgrounds Dog Parks
  • Ali Ekber Çiçek Parkı

    Bülbül Deresi Cad Esat

    Playgrounds Dog Parks
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  • Yağmur

    Beaches
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  • Yenikent Toki Sokakları

    Hiking
  • Ali Dinçer Parkı Koşu Parkuru

    Baskent Bul, Atlantis Avm Karşısı

    Hiking
  • Atatürk Bahçesi Yürüyüş Ve Koşu Parkuru

    Keçiören

    Hiking
  • Bilkent 2 Park Sitesi Koşu Parkuru

    Hiking
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  • Avfoni

    GMK Bul No:127/ D-e Çankaya

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Nostalji Ayabakan Balık Restaurant

    3001 Sok No:11 Çayyolu

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Deli Yengeç Boutique Fish Restaurant

    Filistin Sok No:9/D Gaziosmanpaşa

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Can Balık Ankara Kızılay

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Garagız Canlı Alabalık

    Anadolu Bul, 1368 Cadde, No:123

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Balıkhane

    Hunting and Fishing
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