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Ankara Events

Ankara International Music Festival

This festival boasts a packed calendar of concerts and performances featuring famous artists and lesser-known acts.

Date: 01 September 2022 - 30 November 2022
(Date to be confirmed)


Republic Day

This public holiday is marked by a series of patriotic events.

Date: 29 October 2022 - 29 October 2022

Ankara International Film Festival

Turkey's cinematic highlight draws a mix of independent and mainstream filmmakers.

Date: 03 November 2022 - 11 November 2022
Venue: Various.


International Children's Festival

This is a biennial event.

This vibrant event focuses on the promise of youth. Programmes include folkloric music and dance.

Date: 19 April 2023 - 24 April 2023
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various.


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Featured Hotels


Sheraton Ankara Towers

This prominent landmark hotel soars high above the central city and offers unrivalled views of Ankara's bustling Kavaklıdere district. Rooms are classically styled in earthy tones and come with full modern amenities, while the hotel has bars and restaurants, a pool and fitness centre.

Otel Mithat

Neat and tidy (though small) rooms, friendly staff who speak some English and a central location are the major bonuses at this downtown Ulus hotel, just off the main road. The included breakfast is very good and unlike a lot of hotels in the Ulus district, rooms aren't too noisy.

Murat Bey Konağı

Nestled amongst the alleyways of the citadel district, this charming small hotel delivers oodles of cosy appeal, wrapped up in a restored, wooden Ottoman mansion. The outdoor courtyard is a tranquil escape from the city, while the smallish rooms have original Ottoman features but are decorated in a modern style.

Grand Sera Hotel

This is a solid budget choice in downtown Ulus which punches above its weight, offering decent-sized rooms freshly decorated in light colours, comfortable beds and modern amenities. Staff don't speak much English but are very friendly and helpful.

Hotel Abro

For a mid-range, comfortable option, this place takes some beating. Highly popular with both business and leisure travellers, Abro's minimalist-style, spacious rooms are fitted out with modern amenities and are in a prime Kızılay location, close to Ankara's vibrant cafe and restaurant scene.

Divan Çukurhan

One of Ankara's most atmospheric hotels, this luxury property is set inside the restored Çukurhan caravanserai building which dates back to the 16th century. Rooms boldly fuse Turkish and Asian decoration with contemporary, colourful design, while the central courtyard holds onto its historic features but has a glass roof.