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Address: Kale Mh., 06240 Altindag/Ankara, Ankara 06240, Turkey
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The foundations of this structure were laid by Galatians and eventually...
The foundations of this structure were laid by Galatians and eventually completed by the Romans. Located atop a hill in the old city, the area inside the citadel contains many fine examples of traditional architecture.
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Good views of Ankara

The entry can be tricky to locate, ask for help if you cannot find it. Wear good shoes as surfaces may be slippery.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

During our visit we could see efforts being put in to preserve it and save further deterioration. Inside the fort we could see signs of primitive or poor life style of Turks. We enjoyed our visit to this place. At the top you can have nice views of the whole city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It is can be reached just by walking. But personally i feel not to see. The area is just old wall that at the top u can see small settlement. If u were driving u can park at the top and enjoy the scenery. The place is not maintained as it has graffiti on the wall

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The entry can be tricky to locate, ask for help if you cannot find it. Wear good shoes as surfaces may be slippery.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have been to the old citadel about a dozen times, my wife is from Ankara so I am a regular visitor. The old city and citadel is the highlight of an otherwise boring city full of students and civil servants. The old city has been renovated in recent years, which has taken some of the charm away, however people... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

You can really feel the history there as many buildings around are not repaired and it more reminds the past times and a poorer part of Ankara. Narrow streets, great views of Ankara, beggars ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It will require a bit of an uphill walk. Some stairs also. Worth the energy and effort for a terrific photo op of the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

It looks like under construction. The ruins come into life because of the pigeons, the masque, and the fountains. It is nice to sit there and think.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Completely unexpected to find our accommodation in Ankara was actually located within the Citadel gates. The steps beside our hotel led up to the ancient high walls and a spectacular 360 view of Ankara.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Long hot walk uphill. A bit dangerous in some places of the castle with slippery steps. You are hassled by beggars and vendors on the way up. There is no signage associated with castle. Great city views from the summit. Also close to the Anatolian Museum though you would not know as there is no sign!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

U can walk to this place from Ulus metro station and u can also visit Haci Bayram Mosque in ur way to Ankara Citadel. Nice view. More than what u see from far away ;)

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Address: Kale Mh., 06240 Altindag/Ankara, Ankara 06240, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Ankara Province  >  Ankara>  > Çankaya

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