Kizilay Square

Kizilay Square featuring street scenes
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This spacious square in the center of Ankara is a lively political and cultural hub, surrounded by malls, restaurants and hotels.

Kizilay Square is the political plaza of the city, where you will see many events, rallies and protests. Around the square are many charming alleys full of cafés and restaurants. Spend the afternoon exploring the narrow pedestrianized streets on foot among vendors and fisheries to get a real sense of Turkish culture. The spacious plaza has several water features, a central statue and rows of trees along the flanks.

The Turkish name of Kizilay Meydani translates literally as Red Crescent Square, in reference to the humanitarian organization known as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The group initially had its headquarters on the plaza before a mall replaced it.

Kizilay is a popular area to stay because it is close to many attractions and excellent transportation links in the center of Ankara. Plenty of hotels and restaurants in the vicinity satisfy travelers’ accommodation needs. Make your way to the plaza to see if any events, such as concerts or political rallies, are taking place. A stage is often erected on one side of the square for musical groups.

Admire the two fountains on either side of a statue in the center of the plaza. Enjoy the calm ambiance between the water features and the trees on a sunny day. Sit on a patch of grass with a picnic crafted from local ingredients. The plaza is adjacent to the scenic grounds of Güvenpark, where you can relax with family and friends in the afternoon.

Surrounding the square are several grand shopping centers full of boutiques and bistros. Choose from food options catering to everyone, from upscale restaurants in the malls to street food near the plaza.Make your way to the bars along Sakarya Street in the evening. Experience the party atmosphere after the sun goes down.

Take the metro to Kizilay in the center of Ankara. You can also ride a bus from anywhere in the city to one of the many stops around the area. If you have a car, drive to the plaza, where underground parking is available.

Top Hotels Close to Kizilay Square

Hotel Kayra
Hotel Kayra
Bayindir 2 Sok No 46, Kizilay, Ankara, 06290
The price is $21 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 11
Stay at this hotel in Ankara. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Anitkabir and Kizilay Square are located nearby. Discover ...
3.7/5 Good! (329 reviews)
"Very good location,quiet street for a pleasant stay and city tour."

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Hotel Kayra
UK ANKARA HOTEL
UK ANKARA HOTEL
4 out of 5
Kavaklidere Mahallesi Buklum Sokak No.13, Ankara, Çankaya, 06680
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $26 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Ankara. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and 3 restaurants. Popular attractions Anitkabir and Pembe Kurbaga Show ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (270 reviews)
"cleanness not bad they must take care of it there is no business room ( computer and printer….)!"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

UK ANKARA HOTEL
Hotel Ickale
Hotel Ickale
5 out of 5
GMK Bulvari No:89, Ankara, Ankara, 06570
The price is $34 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 11
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Ankara. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
3.7/5 Good! (471 reviews)
"Chosen for its location and a great deal for price I found on the app here, staff were very nice, but towels smelled too much of bleach. Happy with the short stay and the price deal."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

Hotel Ickale
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Kizilay Square

Hotel Abro Sezenler
Hotel Abro Sezenler
Sezenler Caddesi No:18 Kizilay, Ankara, Ankara
The price is $14 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 11
Hotel Abro Sezenler
UK ANKARA HOTEL
UK ANKARA HOTEL
4 out of 5
Kavaklidere Mahallesi Buklum Sokak No.13, Ankara, Çankaya, 06680
The price is $26 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
UK ANKARA HOTEL
Hotel Ickale
Hotel Ickale
5 out of 5
GMK Bulvari No:89, Ankara, Ankara, 06570
The price is $34 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 11
Hotel Ickale
Hotel Kayra
Hotel Kayra
Bayindir 2 Sok No 46, Kizilay, Ankara, 06290
The price is $21 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 11
Hotel Kayra
Enerji Hotel
Enerji Hotel
3 out of 5
Bayindir 1 Sok No 8, Ankara, 6430
The price is $19 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Enerji Hotel
Kocatepe Hotel
Kocatepe Hotel
Mesrutiyet Cd. 33, Ankara, Ankara, 06420
The price is $31 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 9
Kocatepe Hotel
Business Park Hotel
Business Park Hotel
4 out of 5
Necatibey Cd No 35 Kizilay, Cankaya, Ankara, 6420
The price is $21 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 24
Business Park Hotel
OTTO City Premium Suites
OTTO City Premium Suites
Kizilirmak Caddesi No 60, Kultur Mahallesi, Ankara, Çankaya, 06900
The price is $22 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
OTTO City Premium Suites
Ismira Hotel Ankara
Ismira Hotel Ankara
G.M.K.Bulvari No 26, Ankara, 06440
The price is $24 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Ismira Hotel Ankara
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.