Districts of Ankara
The districts of Ankara can be viewed on the map - there you will see that the capital of Turkey is conditionally divided into two parts - Old and New City.
Names and descriptions of major areas
- Old city: here travelers will find the Khisar fortress (you can get here through the gate, which is decorated with a large clock; if you wish, you can climb the tower to capture wonderful views of the city in a photo; today, on the territory of the fortress, you will be able to visit cozy restaurants and souvenir shops), the temple of Augustine and Roma (despite the ruins left from the temple, walls have survived here, on which you can read about the outstanding deeds of the emperor Augustus and his sayings), the Aladdin mosque (has a square shape and 1 minaret; the structure is supported by 42 antique columns; here you can admire the pulpit for sermons - openwork woodcarving is used in its decor) and Haji-Bairam (a rectangular mosque with 2 balconies, a minaret, the grave of Haji Bairam, whose tomb is covered with lead).
- Cankaya: an important attraction of the area is the Atakule tower, 125 m high - there is a shopping center "Tansash", a cinema and restaurants with open areas (visit the revolving restaurant "Sevilla" - the platform on which it is located makes a full turn around the axis in 1 hour towers).
- Maltepe: it is worth visiting the mausoleum of Ataturk (1 time per hour at the entrance to the mausoleum the changing of the guard of Turkish soldiers is carried out) - to enter the tomb, you need to cross the alley with lions. In the hall itself, visitors will be able to inspect the stones that were collected from all over Turkey as a sign of respect to the founder of the country (there is a museum nearby, looking into which you can see the personal belongings of Ataturk).
- Golbasi: The area is interesting for the Roman-era columns and Bronze Age burial mounds found here. Tourists are interested in lakes Eimir and Mogan (ideal places for recreation, picnics and fishing; you can catch silverfish, trout, pike, perch and other types of fish), Tulumtash Cave (its length is 5 km; there are chemogenic deposits, stalactites and stalagmites).
Vacationers in Ankara should visit the Ethnographic (the museum offers a look at household items, various glass products, jewelry, handmade carpets) and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (tourists will visit exhibitions where exhibits of the Bronze Age and the Neolithic era are exhibited and an exhibition dedicated to Ottoman Empire; in addition, the museum exhibits objects and values from Ancient Rome and Greece).
Where to stay for tourists
Many tourists prefer to live in the Old City, so if you decide to stay in this area, you will be able to find inexpensive accommodation in the form of hostels (35-45 liras / day). Here you can also find 3-star hotels (in most of them breakfast and Wi-Fi are included in the price), the room in which costs guests at least 65 liras / day.