The Many Faces of Ankara.

Many tourists are attracted mysterious, exotic and rather westernized Ankara.Turkey is proud of the capital, has a long history and is actively involved in the life of the country, which is, in fact, her heart.After Istanbul, Ankara takes second largest in the state.The city is located near the confluence of the Çubuk and Ankara, on the edge of the Anatolian plateau, at an altitude of 850 meters above sea level.The capital of Ankara was only in 1923 by the decision of Ataturk, at that time the number of inhabitants amounted to little more than 60 thousand, today there are about 2.6 million. Citizens.

Despite its small size, the town was known in the XII century BC, when the enigmatic Hittites settled here, evoke horror their chariots on the whole of Asia.An excellent geographical location has Ankara.Turkey at various times belonged to the Lydians, Persians, Celts, Phrygians, Arabs, Byzantines, Crusaders, Mongols, Seljuk and Ottoman.The current capital in those days was a thriving commercial and politi

cal center, as located at the intersection of trade routes.

In 1893 a new impetus to development was Ankara.Turkey at that time began to build Anatolian railway.Currently, the capital of the largest number of universities, medical institutions, and here the embassies and ministries.The city can be divided into the Old and New Ankara.The first is largely preserved medieval appearance and tradition, but the second is allocated monumental government buildings.Tourists are much more interesting to wander through the old quarters, rather than contemplate faceless mass building, constructed by the Austrian, German and Italian architects.

political and economic center of the country - is Ankara.Turkey has many attractive places to eat and they are in the capital, although it is not considered a suitable city for recreation and tourism.You can go around the citadel of Hisar, enclosed by a double wall.Its uniqueness lies in the fact that every conqueror considered it his duty to update the structure to make it something new.It is not known exactly when the fortress was built, it is believed that it was built Hittites, but its present appearance she received through the Byzantine Emperor Michael III in the IX century.

lovers of antiques and unique archaeological finds also prepared a pleasant surprise Ankara.Turkey for centuries has been in the thick of things belonging to different nations, so in the country, archaeologists found a lot of unique and interesting finds collected in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.How is it possible to visit a Muslim country and visit a mosque?Ankara noteworthy Aslanhan-Kama, Ahi-Elvan-Kama, Haci Bayram.

The locals are very proud of the mausoleum of Ataturk, where the sarcophagus of the founder of the Turkish Republic, by which received the status of capital Ankara.Map of Turkey will allow the city to navigate and quickly find all the notable places.In the capital, you can visit the Museum of the War of Independence, Ethnographic Museum, Fun Park will suit young people and Devlet Opera.