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Modern Ankara is really two cities, the one developped before 1923 and the second one born together with the declaration on Ankara as capital city of the Turkish Republic in that year. Until then Ankaraknown as Angora – had been considered only a small provincial city, centre for the production of soft goat's wool. However this city still exists, in and around the old citadel that was the site of the original settlement and in and around the new metropolitan Ankara. The modern Ankara has grown up around a carefully planned attempt to create a modern, Western-looking state. It's worth visiting just to see how successful this has been, and to have a look at the museums and other interesting sights.

Having a bit of time you can discover many interesting sights, but what you can’t miss is: Ataturk Mausoleum (Anitkabir), constructed in 1944, offers a magnific view of the city; Anatolian Civilizations Museum (Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi), that contains over 200,000 historic pieces; Temple of Augustus, built in A.D. 10 as a tribute to Emperor Augustus, and later reconstructed by the Romans in the 2nd century; Ankara Citadel (Hisar), with its typical traditional architecture; Gordion, a 2 hour drive town on the northern part of Ankara is said to be the bornplace of King Midas.

More residential rather than a touristic city, Ankara offers its ihnabitants and visitors a subtle charms, and is a place where you can eat out in style, tour private art galleries or explore the antique shops according to your needs and tastes because you’ll simply find everything that suits you!