Top Historical Places in Ankara

Are you looking to explore the history of Ankara through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Ankara including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Ankara. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Ankara ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Ankara, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Ankara for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Ankara with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Museum Of Anatolian Civilizations

    Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Architecture

    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 artefacts from various prominent archaeological sites of Turkey. The museum itself is housed in a 15th century market in Ankara Citadel. Collections dating to various periods like Palaeolithic, Neolit...Read more
  2. Ankara Castle Or Citadel

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    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 the style of Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman architecture. The famous Museum of Anatolian Civilisations is located at the entrance of the Castle. Hike to the top of the castle and enjoy the ma...Read more
  3. Kocatepe Mosque

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    Kocatepe Mosque

    Art And Culture, Mosque, Religious Site, Monument

    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 architecture. It has stunning marble interiors, tinted windows and resplendent artwork of its central dome enchants the visitors. It is visible from the entire city and is one of the largest Islamic religiou...Read more
  4. Hattusha Or Bogazkale

    Art And Culture, Estate, Walking Area, Ancient Ruin

    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 visit on your trip to the city.   There are very few standing structure left but the layout that stands even today will enthral you. The Hittites have a mention in the Holy Bible as conquer...Read more
  5. Roman Baths

    Art And Culture, Estate, Ancient Ruin

    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 the first floor of the structure stand today. The layout of these roman baths is still visible and has classifications like Roman apoditerium (dressing room), frigidarium (cold room), tepidarium (...Read more