Cappadocia and Central Turkey Sights

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Ankara 13

Konya 6

Soğanlı Valleys 4

Ortahisar 2

Derinkuyu and Kaymaklı 2

Göreme 2

Çatalhöyük 1

Niğde 1

Ihlara Valley 1

Uçhisar 1

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Museum/ Gallery 8

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Alaaddin Camii

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Completed in 1220 and restored in the 1990s, this graceful mosque crowning Alaaddin Tepesi (Alaaddin Hill) was one of the most important...

Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi

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The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is a real gem, showcasing many of Turkey's best ancient treasures and providing excellent insight...

Ankara Kalesi

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Ankara's main historic sites are clustered around its ancient citadel (known as the Hisar or Kale in Turkish), high on a hill overlooking...


  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Atatürk's picture is on every single piece of Turkish currency, his visage hangs in just about every office and official building in...

Arkeoloji Müzesi

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A magnificent portal marks the entrance to what was formerly the Sahip Ata complex, a group of structures dating from the late 13th...


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Ankara's government district takes up the area west of Atatürk Bulvarı from Kızılay Meydanı at the northern tip to the Türkiye...

Cumhuriyet Müzesi

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In Turkey's first parliament building, which now houses the Museum of the Republic, politicians debated principles and policies that...


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Derinkuyu, meaning "deep well," is the deepest of the known underground cities that have been explored—eight floors are open to the...

Eski Gümüşler Manastiri

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Some say the 11th-century Eski Gümüşler church inside this monastery complex has the only picture of a smiling Virgin Mary in the...

Etnoğrafya Müzesi

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Atatürk used this Ottoman Revival–style building as an office, and his body lay here for 15 years after his death while his enormous...