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Ankara Angora known until 1930 and in the classical Ancyra, the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city after Istanbul. It covers an area of 2516 km ² and has a population of 3,901,201 inhabitants (2007). At the same time the capital of the province with the same name.

Ankara is currently in the growing metropolis. Yenikent stretches of urban settlement, near Sincan more Bayindir Dam 50 km to the east, and north of Baglum, 35 km south to Gölbasi. Development of infrastructure and beauty of historical places that Ankara did come out gradually under the "shadow" of Istanbul, considered as a symbolic capital of Turkey.

Ankara is a very old settlement, founded in 2000 BC. Ankara is an important commercial and industrial center, became the capital of the republic in 1923. Also trading center for agricultural area that surrounds it. Before becoming the country's capital, Ankara was famous for its goat wool (Angora wool).

Even if the city Istanbul and are much visited summer resorts, Ankara has much to offer every tourist arrived here at interesting buildings and museums to historic sites, ruins, hotels, shops and restaurants for all tastes. It is a very crowded city, lively and interesting for those who want to discover modern Turkey.

Located in central Anatolia, is a hub both figuratively, for trade, and literally, the center of Turkish roads and railways. It has several universities, the National Library, the Archaeological Museum, Ethnographic Museum and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Turkey's most important personalities twentieth century, is also located in Ankara.

Ulus: Old Town, the historical part of Ankara, is the most interesting. Located on the hills, well preserved narrow, winding streets, old houses, shops, markets. But the real center of attraction is the Kale, the fortress which defended the price for centuries the city. In the surroundings you can see ruins remaining from the Romanian period, among them "Monumentum Ancyranum" left from the time of emperor Augustus. Temple ruins found near the tomb of Haci Bayram and his mosque, where you almost always find believers come from all over the country, in this sacred place for Turkey.

Archaeological finds from the Neolithic period are testament to the farmers who lived in the area Hittite Ankara, in 2500 BC The first major city but appeared in Phrygian-1200 BC During this time he first appeared on behalf of Ankara, as belonging to a commercial point of ahaemenid Imperial trade route between Susa and Sardis.

227 BC After Ankara became the capital galatian Tectosages tribe, bearing the name Galatia. In 189 the whole region was conquered by the Romans, and after the dissolution of the Roman settlement became the capital management of the Roman province Galatia, as Tectosagum Sebaste. After the arrival of Christianity, Ankara has become a metropolis, seat of several church councils. In 395 AD, when the empire was divided into East and West, Byzantine city was built. In the following centuries of Islamic occupation alternated with the Christian, until 1403 when they won the Ottomans, the city finally called Engüriye (Angora).

After the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire on 23 April 1923, Grand National Assembly met for the first time in Ankara. In October the same year was proclaimed the capital Ankara and a few days later the Turkish Republic was born.




Ankara | Ankara Angora known until 1930 and in the classical Ancyra, the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city after Istanbul. It covers an area of 2516 km ² and has a population of 3,901,201 inhabitants (2007)


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Hotel Doga Residence, Ankara

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Turist Hotel, Ankara

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    Etap Mola Hotel, Ankara

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    Verda, Ankara

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      2000 Anittepe, Ankara

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        Sergah, Ankara

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          Surmeli, Ankara

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          Hotel Umit Pembe Kosk, Ankara

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            Argentum Hotel, Ankara

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              Capital Hotel, Ankara

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                Marinem Hotel, Ankara

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                Esenboga Airport Hotel, Ankara

                Esenboga Airport Hotel

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                Akar International Hotel, Ankara

                Akar International Hotel

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                  Alba Ankara Hotel, Ankara

                  Alba Ankara Hotel

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                    Boutique Notte Hotel, Ankara

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                      Ankyra, Ankara

                      Ankyra

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                        Ankara Princess Hotel, Ankara

                        Ankara Princess Hotel

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                          No. 19 Boutique Hotel, Ankara

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                            Nesta Boutique Hotel, Ankara

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                              Samm Hotel Spa Bistro, Ankara

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                              Buyukhanli Park Hotel, Ankara

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                              City Hotel, Ankara

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                                Ck Farabi Hotel, Ankara

                                Ck Farabi Hotel

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                                Grand Ankara, Ankara

                                Grand Ankara

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                                Eyuboglu Hotel, Ankara

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                                  Gavrila Roxana, couple 09/17/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

                                  Credeam ca Isabulul este maxim in materie de trafic , dar va spun eu Ankara il intrece.




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                                  Ataturk Mausoleum

                                  Ataturk Mausoleum

                                  Anatolia, TurkeyTurks have a genuine cult Atatürk - the founder of Turkish Republic and Anitkabir mausoleum is a very important monument in Ankara.

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                                  Anatolian Civilizations Museum

                                  Anatolian Civilizations Museum

                                  Anatolia, TurkeyThe Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara can admire the beautiful collection of archaeological relics from all over Turkey. Housed in a former caravanserai of the fifteenth century, the museum exhibits through each civilization has passed into the realm of Anatolia, starting with people who lived in caves.

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                                  Temple of Augustus and Rome

                                  Temple Of Augustus And Rome

                                  Anatolia, TurkeyTemple of Augustus and Rome or Ögüst Mabedi is located approximately 400 m northeast of Ulus Meydan, near Haci Bayram Mosque and is the largest ancient building in Ankara.

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                                  Kocatepe Mosque

                                  Kocatepe Mosque

                                  Anatolia, TurkeySituated on the hill Kocatepe, this mosque is the newest and largest in Ankara.

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                                  Roman Baths

                                  Roman Baths

                                  Anatolia, TurkeyRoman baths were built during Emperor Caracalla, between 212 and 217, in honor of the god of medicine Asclepius.

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                                  Ankara Citadel - Hisar

                                  Ankara Citadel - Hisar

                                  Anatolia, TurkeyAnkara Citadel - Hisar - Old Town and consists of Kalesi fortress, situated on a hill above the town, 120 meters high. It is believed that galatienii were those who began to build the Citadel, but nobody knows for sure.

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                                  Julian's Column

                                  Julian's Column

                                  Anatolia, TurkeyMinaresi or monument called Belkis Queen of Shea, the Column of Julian in the old city of Ankara was built in 362 AD to commemorate the visit of Emperor Julian Apostatas and has a height of 15 m.

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                                  Haci Bayram Mosque

                                  Haci Bayram Mosque

                                  Anatolia, TurkeyThis mosque was founded by the founder of the dervish Bayrami, Sufi poet and composer Haci Bayram, in the fifteenth century.

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                                  Lion's den Mosque - Aslanhane Camii

                                  Lion's Den Mosque - Aslanhane Camii

                                  Anatolia, TurkeyBuilt in 1289, in the south of the Citadel, Aslanhane Camii is the oldest mosque in Ankara and Kocatepe mosque to be built was the largest in Ankara.

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                                  Caravanseraiul Cengelhan

                                  Caravanseraiul Cengelhan

                                  Anatolia, TurkeyCengelhan is a recently restored caravanserai, built by Suleiman the Magnificent's daughter.

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