Top Ankara Attractions
Visit The Citadel (called Hisar or Kale) is more impressive from below than at the top, but the narrow streets lined with interesting shops makes the entrance area worth exploring and there’s a real functioning village inside the walls. At the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations Expect to see a lot of impressive stone carvings, ancient weapons, pots, and utensils. The collection is well organized and lighted, without being too overwhelming.
Ataturk’s Mausoleum the final resting place of Turkey’s revered leader is here in the capital and it’s an impressive monument to the man who looms so large. You must know Ataturk to know the country and here you can still see the reverence and respect he commands. It’s a fun place to people watch and the views of the city from here are glorious. The surrounding Peace Park is a great place for a stroll to see the variety of plants and trees or to read a book. There are various displays and small museums in several buildings, including items he owned and historic photos.