About Ankara

Ankara, the Capital City of Turkish Republic where the cultures blended…

The capital of Türkiye, Ankara is gaining popularity as a tourist destination combining its rich and diverse with modernization and development, it offers a unique opportunity to experience its well-preserved culture and architectures with its rich historical heritage.
A large concertation of museums, lively arts and culture scene, vibrant street life, traditional food served in stylish restaurants, parks and open spaces providing various recreational experiences give more reasons to explore Ankara.


  • Anıtkabir (Atatürk’s symbolic tomb)
  • The Ankara Castle
  • The Augustus Temple
  • Roman Baths
  • Ankara Roman Theater
  • The Julianus Column
  • Zağfiran(Saffron)Han
  • Gordion
  • The KayabaşıMosaic
  • Juliopolis:The Lost City


The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
The Museum of Republic (Second Turkish Grand National Assembly Building)
The Ethnography Museum
Ankara Children’s Museum

Local Delicacies

Ankara Simit, Döner and Çubuk Pickles are the most known delicacies. Simit, sesame covered round dough is the most common street food in Ankara, Ankara Simit is smaller and crispier compared to the simits you can find in other parts of Türkiye.

Geographical indication protected pickles of Çubuk owes its popularity to the international festival organized every year in the district of Çubuk. Another geographical indication protected delicacy is Beypazarı Kurusu, which is a double-baked dry buttery biscuit and a great snack with a cup of Turkish tea.

The cuisine of Ankara offers various delicious dishes worth trying such as Beypazarı güveci (stew), sarma, baklava made from 80 layers of paper-thin, hand-rolled “yufka”, höşmerim dessert and many more.


It is the center of cultural and artistic activities with the state supported facilities like the State Theaters, the State Opera and the Presidential Symphony Orchestra (CSO). There are many private theaters in our city. Culture and art galleries, local and international film activities, international festivals, World’s one and only International Child Fest, the April 23, European and Asian biennials, sports and cultural activities, exhibitions, folklore, various artistic contest and rich folk dances are among the activities that keep the cultural and artistic life alive in the city.

Time zone

Turkey time (TRT) zone varies within UTC/GMT+3h according to the region. In August CET+1, GMT+2.


The official language is Turkish. English is usually spoken in touristic areas.

Telephone Calls

The dialling code of Turkey is 90. Every cities have different codes. To make international calls, you need to dial country code, city code, and the remaining numbers.


Electrical system in Turkey operates on 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power plugs and sockets are of type F, thus you will need a voltage converter and plug adapter to use U.S. appliances.


Taxes are included in the labels


Transportation opportunity to every city in the country is possible from the intercity bus terminal (AŞTİ) which is located at the center of highway networks.
It is possible to travel between Ankara İstanbul, Ankara-İzmir, Ankara-Balıkesir, Ankara-Isparta-Burdur, Ankara-Zonguldak, Ankara-Adana, Ankara-Elazığ-Diyarbakır by train.

Airline transportation is available at the international Ankara Esenboğa Airport located 28 kilometers away from the city center, giving domestic and foreign flight services. Transportation between the Ankaracity center and theEsenboğa Airport is carried out by special HAVAŞ and EGO (line no: 442) buses.

At a glance:

  • The capital of the Türkiye located at the heart of the country,
  • Second largest city in the country with its 25 districts,
  • 5.747.325 population,
  • %44 population is under 30,
  • Türkiye’s most livable city,
  • The heart of policymaking, education, health, trade, and technology, -Home to many foreign embassies, international institutions, and companies