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.