JOURNEY INTO ANKARA
Lugal Hotel is perfectly located in the most elegant part of the city centre - Kavaklidere - of Ankara. Close to all Ankara's main attractions, Lugal Hotel is an ideal starting point for exploring the capital city.
Ankara, the capital city and geo-political center located in Central Anatolia is a meeting point between the fabled past and the prosperous present.
Historically the precise origin of the name is unknown. The city made its first recorded appearance in 1200 BC when it was conquered by the Hittites and named Akuwash. Hittites, Phyrigians, Romans, Lydians, Galatians, Byzantines and Seljuks, all came, conquered, expanded and at the end defeated by others. In the 20th century the Turkish Republic was born.
ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS MUSEUM
The superb Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is the perfect introduction to Turkey’s ancient past, housing artifacts carefully picked from just about every significant archaeological site in Anatolia. In the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Anatolian Archaeology, starting from the Paleolithic Age to the present day, is displayed in a chronological order.
ANADOLU MEDENİYETLERİ MÜZESİ GÖZCÜ SOKAK NO:2, 06240 ULUS - ANKARA
HOURS - 8:30 A.M. TO 7 P.M.
TELEPHONE: (312) 324 3160
The monumental mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881–1938), the founder of modern Turkey, is perched high above the city with its abundance of marble and air of veneration.
The inspiration for the artwork and statues at Anıtkabir are chosen from the War of Independence and the foundation of the Republic and Atatürk’s life.
ANIT CADDESİ TANDOĞAN, 06520 ÇANKAYA - ANKARA
1 FEB. - 14 MAY 9 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
15 MAY - 31 OCT. 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
1 NOV. - 31 JAN. 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
TELEPHONE: (312) 231 7975
The imposing “Hisar” – Fortress – is the most interesting part of Ankara. This well-preserved quarter of thick walls and intriguing winding streets took its present shape in the 9th century AD, when the Byzantine emperor Michael II constructed the outer ramparts. The inner walls date from the 7th century. Inside the citadel local people still live as they would in a traditional Turkish village.
ANKARA KALESİ NECATİBEY MAHALLESİ, ALTINDAĞ – ANKARA
Only five minutes away from Lugal, Segmenler Park is the biggest park in the city. A morning jog or an afternoon break, you will enjoy the a piece of green in the middle of the city, away from the noise.