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Ankara Attractions

The Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii)

It was built in the 15th century to honour the originator of the Bayrami religious group. The originator of the Bayrami dervish religious group was an originator of hymns and a Sufi poet. This particular mosque was hailed as one of the significant mosques of Ankara. The Haci Mosque was built in a Selçuk style, which in the later years was re-established by the Great Sinan. The entire ceiling is made of decorated wood, mixed together with a solitary hexagonal rosette with flowery and plant patterns decorated all throughout the mosque. During the 18th century, ornamental Kütahya tiles were added to the floors of the mosque.



Many of visitors are attracted to the Haci Bayram Mausoleum. Those who are known to be very faithful go there to visit the burial place of Sufi for encouragement and prayers. After a year, borders of the mihrab's external wall and the mosque was completed, the mausoleum was built with a marble covering and strong lead dome over an octagonal dome. Now, the tomb's original interior and exterior entrance doors that were made of wood are a part of the collections of Ankara Ethnography Museum assortment.


Ankara Citadel (Hisar)

The Ankara Hisar manages over a projection in the oldest developed part in the city. According to a certain myth,

The Hisar was built by the Galatians but unfortunately no one actually believed it. The fortress has an internal and external wall where the external wall was added up during the tortuous employment of the city. Today, the citadel preserves the essence of as small Anatolian village; from its narrow zigzag streets in where you can catch little peep

of the home living within. Many of the traditional wood beamed houses completed with large courtyard and gardens

are now renovated and transformed into fabulous restaurants.


The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths were built as a tribute to the god of medicine, Asklepios during the Emperor Caracalla time. There

are three main divisions in this extraordinary compound; a caldarium which is the hot room, the cold room or known

as the Frigidaire and the tepidarium, a lukewarm room. The caldarium contains a washing area and a sudatorium

which is called the seating area in English. For the frigidarium, it consists of a pool and changing rooms whereas the tepidarium room was used mostly for leisure. The compound also includes hearths, service areas, courtyards, and storage space, however only today that the foundations of the heating system and service sector are able to be seen.


Ethnographic Museum (Etnografya Müzesi)

This beautiful limestone building was the first place for the Ataturk resting place waiting for his mausoleum completed which was in 1953. Now it is tuned to the Ethnographic Museum which displays the prosperous compilation of folkloric items. The most popular items of the Museum is the 17th century circumcision bed as well as the intricately carved wooden prayer niches or better known as mihrabs which was brought from dissimilar Selçuk and Ottoman mosques throughout Anatolia.

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