Ankara, Turkey’s capital, is often overlooked by tourists, which is a shame because the city has a lot to offer. To get a sense of the breadth of Turkey’s history, Ankara is a fantastic place to visit. Ankara’s citadel district, which dates from before the city was elevated to the status of capital, is home to the country’s premier museum as well as Atatürk’s mausoleum.
Ankara’s central location makes it an ideal starting point for excursions into Anatolia’s interior. Consider whether you want to go to Cappadocia, Konya, or Safranbolu while you’re in town.