Vakıf Eserleri Müzesi
Painting and Sculpture Museum
The Painting and Sculpture Museum showcases the cream of Turkish artists. Ranging from angular war scenes to society portraits, the...
The Ethnography Museum is housed inside a white marble post-Ottoman building (1927) that served as Atatürk's mausoleum until 1953. Past...
The biggest afternoon out for Ankara families is the Gençlik Parkı, in the heart of the city. It's a classic Middle Eastern–style park...
Ankara State Opera House
This venue plays host to all the large productions staged by the Ankara State Opera and Ballet. The season generally runs from September...
Atatürk Bulvarı · interesting places nearby
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The tradition of carpets being gifted to mosques has helped preserve many of Turkey's finest specimens. This extensive collection – which once graced the floors of mosques throughout the country – was put on display to the public in 2007. A must for anyone interested in Turkish textiles, the exhibits also include a fascinating Ottoman manuscript collection, tile-work, metalwork and intricately carved wood panels.
All of it is superbly displayed with detailed information panels in English (labelling for individual items though is generally only in Turkish) explaining the history of Turkish crafts.