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Kars Citadel

Kars, Turkey
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Kars
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Built by Saltuks in 1152, only seven of the original 220 towers of this historic structure remain today.
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181 reviews 181 reviews
72 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you choose to climb the citadel, you will understand its importance in Kars' history and why different peoples sought to conquer the city.

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Perth, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

It was a tough climb up the hill so take water and take your time. Once there the sights are breathtaking with sweeping views and history all around.

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Hertfordshire UK
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

It's quite an uphill walk from the river, little to see once there except the view back over Kars, there is a restaurant within the citadel.

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Belgrade, Serbia
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Me and my group were on the way to Iran,but our first stop was in Dogubayazit,because we were a mixed group,that"s mean half of group were a climbers and they had a goal to climb a Mountain Ararat,and rest of us curious travelers .So, we have to wait our friends until they come back from Ararat and have 6 days... More

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Paris, France
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is a very well restored castle. The route to go there was very nice because under the snow, in a deep valley behind the castle. I was alone there with my guide. There is a small restaurant on top where you can have a Cay and rest if you wish.

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