Ankara

 

 

This city is the capital of Turkey and of the province of the same name in the Central Anatolia region. It is a very dynamic region with a very significant student population. Here you can enjoy Turkish tourism. Also, of the purchases that always are anticipated in each destination and more still being an important commercial and industrial city. Besides, it is located in the center of the Turkish highway and railway networks, and it works as a center to commercialize the products of the adjacent agricultural areas. A beautiful feature is that it has many gardens, with an impressive care and aesthetics. So coming to the capital is a good idea, and for accommodation don’t worry as it has a great hotel offer.

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Photo: Febiyan

The city is home to the castle that bears his name, as well as universities, the National Library, the Archaeological Museum, the Ethnographic Museum and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk. Ankara also hosts an interesting national holiday called the Handicrafts and Souvenirs Fair. The fair receives participants from many countries who exchange culture. It is held annually in December and also the International Music Festival where famous symphony orchestras and artists meet. The event starts at the beginning of April and lasts almost a month.

On the other hand, if you travel in May you will enjoy the festival of films shot exclusively by women and if the month is November, then you can dance at the Tango Carnival.

On the other hand, at any time you can indulge in the history of the Turkish capital through the Ankara Castle, with its Byzantine architectural style, from there, at the top of the city you can have a view of the capital of Turkey. At least one restaurant operates inside the walls. This is where trade has been going on for centuries, with its vendors selling handicrafts, carpets, leather and antiques. An interesting point is the free entrance. At the entrance is the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi), an old bazaar, which has been restored and now houses a collection of Paleolithic and Neolithic. It is a good place to understand the culture of the region. The art is described, showing what each work means. In 1997 it was awarded as the best museum in Europe.

A museum you can’t miss is the Anıtkabir, there you can find the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence, where his remains rest. In the museum you can find the wax statue of Atatürk, his writings, letters, cars, medals, decorations and other personal objects, as well as an exhibition of photographs, recordings of important moments in his life and during the constitution of the Republic. On the other hand, the Ankara Ethnographic Museum dedicated to the cultures of historical and current civilizations, is located in front of the Opera House on Talatpaşa Avenue, in the Ulus district. And the Museum of the War of Independence, is in Ulus Square, in a building where the first parliament of Turkey operated. Its exhibition deals with the history of the country’s war of independence.

By the way, Ulus district is a central place, ideal for shopping, eating and enjoying many street stalls and the most popular restaurants, from the less expensive to the most luxurious, in the case of traditional Turkish cuisine we can taste the Iskender kebab, which is roast lamb with tomatoes, butter and tomatoes, the Çoban Salatas traditional salad of Turkish cuisine, made with tomato, cucumber, onion, green pepper and parsley. It is considered a light salad, ideal for hot summer days. The doner, a traditional Turkish dish consisting of thin slices of lamb, chicken or beef cooked on a vertical grill. The Lahmacun is prepared with a base of bread on which you put minced meat, onion, spices, lemon and parsley. It is a fast food and the Raki, an aniseed-like alcoholic drink. Mostly known by the nickname Aslan Sütü which means ‘lion’s milk’, due to the whitish shade it acquires when mixed with water. It is made from the fermentation of raisins, although raki from fresh grapes is also popular.

And as always we ask ourselves, where can we do more with shopping for gifts, souvenirs and more, because we invite you to Panora Alisveris ve Yasam Merkezi, a shopping center with very elegant stores many brands. 365 Alisveris Merkezi, shopping center with a variety of shops, activities for children and food sector. Acity Outlet Alisveris Merkezi, with a variety of brands at affordable prices, you can also enjoy the food. Pia Stop-coffee.shoes.accessories, as its name indicates everything in accessories and designed shoes, but you can also enjoy coffee with your family and friends. Or the colorful Han El Sanatlari, where you can get beautiful handcrafted products and in several shops