Museum of the War of Independence & Republic Museum
The former has a collection of military photographs and documents, housed in Turkey's first parliament (the Republican grand national...
Vakıf Eserleri Müzesi
The tradition of carpets being gifted to mosques has helped preserve many of Turkey's finest specimens. This extensive collection –...
Located in an old train depot, this huge artists park and gallery exhibits modern and challenging art from across Europe, plus there's...
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...
Ulus Hali Food Market
Atatürk Bulvarı · interesting places nearby
Gençlik Parkı information
The biggest afternoon out for Ankara families is the Gençlik Parki, in the heart of the city. It's a classic Middle Eastern–style park with several pleasant çay bahçesi (tea gardens; single women should go for those with the word aile (family) in their name), lots of water fountains lit in garish colours, and a few plastic dinosours (obviously). The Luna Park funfair provides amusement for children and, thanks to a few terrifying-looking rides, cheap thrills for teenagers.