Ankara Opera House, Ankara

Ankara Opera House, Ankara

Ankara Opera House of the Turkish State Opera and Ballet is the largest of the three venues for opera and ballet, the other two being Leyla Gencer Sahnesi in Ostim and Operet Sahnesi in Sıhhiye.

The building was originally designed by the Turkish architect Şevki Balmumcu as an exhibition center, who came first in an international competition for the project in 1933. It was later converted into an opera house by the German architect Paul Bonatz, and started serving this function on April 2, 1948. The same building also serves as a theatre venue for the Turkish State Theatres under the name Büyük Tiyatro. The construction of a new main opera house for Ankara, in the vicinity of the original and of considerably larger capacity, is underway since 2005.
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Ankara Opera House on Map

Sight Name: Ankara Opera House
Sight Location: Ankara, Turkey (See walking tours in Ankara)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Ankara, Turkey

Create Your Own Walk in Ankara

Create Your Own Walk in Ankara

Creating your own self-guided walk in Ankara is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historical Landmarks Tour

Historical Landmarks Tour

Ankara is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is a center of industry and culture in Turkey. Walking through the city you'll see lots of beautiful and interesting places, representing aspects of its life. Take this tour to find the most important and mysterious attractions of Ankara.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Museum Walking Tour

Museum Walking Tour

As a cultural center Ankara is one of the most attractive cities in Asia, preserving history and traditions from the ancient times. Some of the facts, about the city's historical heritage, can be discovered at the city's museums. Take the following tour below to discover Ankara's history and development as a city.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Ulus District Tour

Ulus District Tour

The oldest part of Ankara is called Ulus. Being the most ancient part of the city it contains the maximum historic attractions. More than two thousands years old, the place is really worth visiting.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Ankara Introduction Walking Tour

Ankara Introduction Walking Tour

The capital of modern Turkey, Ankara is an ancient city dating back to circa 2,000 BC. The country's cosmopolitan capital, it is also a major economic and cultural hub, replete with cultural and historic attractions. The Ankara castle, Column of Julian, Temple of Augustus and Rome, and Gençlik Park are just some of them. Follow this orientation walk to explore these and other key attractions...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 Km or 3.9 Miles
Ankara Old Town

Ankara Old Town

As a historic city, Ankara is a real treasure for those tourists who wish to to find out more about ancient civilizations. The old part of the city, Ulus, preserves the secrets of the life, development and culture of Hattians, Ankara's ancient people, who played an important role in the country and world history.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles