Ankara Citadel: it showcases the history of Ankara

including the Galatians, Romans and Byzantines. The shops around the Citadel

offer traditional jewellery, carpets, clothes, antiques and embroidery.

 

Anatolian Civilisations Museum: close to the Citadel

gate, a 15th-century Ottoman bedesten has been beautifully restored and since

1921 it has housed marvelous and unique collections including Paleolithic,

Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Hatti, Hittite, Phrygian, Lydian, Urartian and Roman

works. In 1997, this great museum won the "European Museum of the

Year" award, chosen from 65 museums from 21 European countries. Open every

day except Mondays from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. During the summer, the museum is

open every day.