I liked hiking to the top. You can almost see the whole Ankara from there. Very nice small shops with authentic Turkish hand crafts.
The top of the Citadel offers the best panoramic view of the city. Surrounded by the historic city center. Best to spent a few hours and enjoy the recently renovated shops and restaurants. Really close to Cengelhan and Anatolian Civilizations museum. Walk to Hamamonu to explore the shops along the way. Can find antiques, art, crafts, carpets, fabric, wood work,... More
Climb to the upper parts of the Citadel and see the landscape. Then descend back out of the walls and buy some souvenirs and/or handicrafts from the shops around the Citadel, preferably in the "Pirinç Han". Finally end your visit in a cafe nearby and enjoy your drink.
I had heard that the best part of Ankara was leaving- and that was from Turkish people! But I really enjoyed this place! It wasn't like the crazy hustle and bustle at most Turkish markets where everyone and their brother is after you to buy a carpet. No one bothered us- and we found a lovely little shop where the... More
When you first see this thickly walled structure while driving round the vicinity, it looks solid and homogeneous, but once inside it becomes apparent that many different civilizations have contributed to what now exists: Romans, Byzantines and Seljuks. Within its confines, you will find several restful garden areas and chic places to eat. The houses and commercial buildings have been... More
Great views from the top. No cost, but no services or information either. Perfect for climbing the old castle walls by yourself. Very easy to get lost however, as you need to navigate small, winding residential streets to get up to the Citadel.
On the top of the citadel, you will have an excellent view of Ankara. As you walk down from the citadel, you will pass by numerous small shops, small restaurants, and cafes. The path will lead you to Ulus area (and I have to warn you that Ulus is a very busy district with heavy traffic; so watch out for... More
At the moment lots of houses inside the Citadel are being renovated. On the other hand there are still some poor families living inside as a contrast. The surrounding is quite dirty but don't be scared, people are nice!
Small area inside the walls to walk about leisurely,some very nice restored houses.Outside the walls good shopping for Antiques and some touristic items.
Gives a wonderful panorama of the City. You climb up through the old buildings, some slightly ruined, some being restored, all side by side. Well restored castle at the top although not easy finding the right way in. Park below very attractive. We sat in small restaurant just under castle and heard the lunchtime call to prayer. Beautiful voices and... More
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