Ankara travel guide

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You're Going to Love Ankara

Turkey's capital is youthful, innovative, and exciting, with the galleries and museums befitting a great world city, plenty of superb Turkish restaurants, and a cultural calendar that constantly turns up new festivals and exhibitions.

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When to Visit Ankara

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Spring is a superb time to travel to Ankara. Not only is the weather warm (but not stifling), it's also festival season, with dance and classical music every day during the International Ankara Music Festival.

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How to Get to Ankara

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Where to Stay in Ankara

Popular luxury options in the center of Ankara include the Radisson Blu, the Latanya Hotel (which has an on-site spa), and the Surmeli Ankara Hotel, which has a lively bar.

Popular Neighborhoods in Ankara

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How to Get Around Ankara

The Cost of Living in Ankara

Shopping Streets

Kizilay is the area to visit if you are after boutique jewelry or clothing, but bazaars like Çıkrıkçılar Yokuşu are a better place to find bargain textiles, pottery, or carpets.

Groceries and Other

MM Migros is the dominant supermarket in Ankara, and it's fairly cheap. For example, expect to pay around ₺10 for a gallon of milk.

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Where to Eat in Ankara

Street food is everywhere in Ankara - with kebabs at the fore. But if you want a high-class sit down meal, try Trilye (which focuses on seafood) or Boyacizade Konağı, which is housed in an elegant Ottoman mansion. Meals will cost around ₺15-20 per head.