Do you have only 24 hours to see Ankara? We gathered what to do, where to visit and what to eat for you... Feel the spirit of Anatolian Culture and the modernism at the capital city of Turkey.
Where to visit? Explore historical locations
Let’s continue with history; Ankara Castle The castle is located in Altındağ district. Not knowing when exactly the castle was built but according to some sources it was built 2nd century BC. The castle, which remained standing during Roman, Byzantium, Seljukian and Ottoman era, still displays the marks of history.
Hamamönü is another must-visit location in Ankara. It is a historical and touristic place. You can see 19th-century architecture and take lots of pictures here. Mosques located in Hamamönü are; Sultan Taceddin Mosque, Hacı İlyas Mosque, Hacı Musa Mosque, Sarıkadı Mosque, Mehmet Çelebi Mosque and the villas are; Kamil Paşa Villa, Beynamlızade Villa and Kabakçı Villa. Also, Karacabey Hammam, Mehmet Akif Ersoy park and Mehmet Akif Ersoy Museum where Turkish national anthem was written, are located in Hamamönü.
What to eat & What to drink
Except these, you might pay a visit to Aspava Restaurants or restaurants on Gençlik Street. There you might get the chance to taste local flavours. Fresh ice cream of Ataturk Forest Farm and kokoreç in the district are quite tasty. While you are there, you can visit the farm and taste these flavours.
If you want to wear off the tiredness of the day with a glass of wine, we recommend Kalecik Wine from the famous grapes of Kalecik.
What about events? Culture, Art and Nature
If you want to get a history centered museum experience, you should definitely visit Erimtan Archeology and Art Museum. There are workshops and events for children as well.
Kuğulu Park is a great location for those who wants to spend time in nature. You can walk and get away from the noise of the city. If you have been in Kuğulu Park before, next destination is Seğmenler Park.
Shopping Break: Traditions still carry on in Ankara
If you are looking for modern shopping malls you can visit Panora Shopping Mall where some unique international brands and also most of the national brands hosted. 365 Shopping Mall is also a perfect choice for shopping with its optimum size.