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Kizilay Square

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Kizilay Square featuring street scenes

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

Kocatepe Hotel
Kocatepe Hotel
Mesrutiyet Cd. 33, Ankara, Ankara
The price is $24 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in Ankara City Center, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kizilay Square and Turkey Grand National Assembly. Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and Anitkabir ...
4.2/5Very Good! (211 reviews)
"Carsaflar değişmemiştı cok agır sıgara kokusundan uyuyamadım ama calısanlar cok ıyıdı teşekkürler"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Kocatepe Hotel
ROX Hotel Ankara
ROX Hotel Ankara
Necatibey Cd. No. 5, Kizilay, Ankara, Ankara
The price is $42 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Located in Kizilay, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kizilay Square and Ethnographic Museum. Kocatepe Mosque and Anitkabir are also within 2 mi (3 km). ...
4.4/5Excellent! (109 reviews)
"Amazing I recommend this hotel everyone"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

ROX Hotel Ankara
New Park Hotel Ankara
New Park Hotel Ankara
5 out of 5
Ziya Gokalp Bulvari No 58 Cankaya, Ankara, Ankara
The price is $41 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 17
Located in Ankara City Center, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kizilay Square, Kocatepe Mosque, and Hacettepe University. Turkey Grand National Assembly ...
4.2/5Very Good! (381 reviews)
"excellent location next close to metro , excellent breakfast. Friendly stuff ."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

New Park 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.

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Best Lodging Options Near Kizilay Square

Kocatepe Hotel
Kocatepe Hotel
Mesrutiyet Cd. 33, Ankara, Ankara
The price is $24 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Kocatepe Hotel
ROX Hotel Ankara
ROX Hotel Ankara
Necatibey Cd. No. 5, Kizilay, Ankara, Ankara
The price is $42 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
ROX Hotel Ankara
New Park Hotel Ankara
New Park Hotel Ankara
5 out of 5
Ziya Gokalp Bulvari No 58 Cankaya, Ankara, Ankara
The price is $41 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 17
New Park Hotel Ankara
Divan Ankara
Divan Ankara
4 out of 5
Guniz Sokak No: 42 Kavaklidere, Ankara, Ankara
The price is $59 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Divan Ankara
Ankara Princess Otel
Ankara Princess Otel
Ziya Gökalp Cd., MESRUTIYET MAHALLESI, Ankara, ÇANKAYA
The price is $34 per night from Aug 12 to Aug 12
Ankara Princess Otel
Business Park Hotel
Business Park Hotel
4 out of 5
Necatibey Cd No 35 Kizilay, Cankaya, Ankara
The price is $24 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 21
Business Park Hotel
Lion City Hotel Kizilay
Lion City Hotel Kizilay
3 out of 5
Kizilay Mahallesi, Bayindir 2 Sokak No 35, Ankara, Çankaya
The price is $32 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Lion City Hotel Kizilay
Ankara Hilton
Ankara Hilton
5 out of 5
Tahran Caddesi No 12, Ankara, Ankara
The price is $85 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Ankara Hilton
Ankara Plaza Hotel
Ankara Plaza Hotel
4 out of 5
Bestekar Sok No,5, Kavaklýdere, Ankara, Ankara
The price is $34 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Ankara Plaza Hotel
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.