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Ankara Citadel (Hisar)

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Address: Kale Mh., 06240 Altindag/Ankara, Ankara 06240, Turkey
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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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One of the historical place

This is full of old houses. Friendly people live there. There are couple of museums in the neighborhood.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't miss the opportunity to climb the streets of Ankara to get the price at the top, where you can see the citadel of the city. The history is amazing, from Romans to Byzantines and it stands as a landmark through times.

Thank Lene V
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walking up and down, a fantastic view from the top over the big Ankara, call it the SanFransisco of Turkey - lots of hills -

Thank Jorgen O
Gebze, Turkey
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like this kind of places. You are surrounded by history. Also some local music You can hear, played by young boys. It was worth to go.

Thank Sami T
Ankara, Turkey
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374 reviews
178 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the history of mankind. But you should get a guide. Not that expensive and worth it. Spend a few hours, may be 3, half a day.

Thank crownvict
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

This is full of old houses. Friendly people live there. There are couple of museums in the neighborhood.

Thank bpacaci
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Very poor experience, small citadel, long distance of walking to reach there for just nothing, and there is really nothing to do there, no restaurants or cafés, no activities, nothing, only view over Ankara to take some pictures.

Thank Muhammad D
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Great experience there are many people trying to sell stuff at the bottom of the Citadel. Shop around and maybe you can obtain a better price.

Thank Mazi S
Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The title sums most of this up, there really isn't too much to it. The Citadel is free admittance, and allows you to explore on your own. It is surrounded by a mix of older and newer buildings with shops throughout. Didn't find any real deals as expected by any shop near a tourist attraction. All in all, i would... More 

Thank GDGandTBiggs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Great exercise climbing up through the old city to the heights. Plenty of souvenir purchasing opportunities at the myriad of shops along the way. The fortress is like any other fortress that I have visited in Turkey. The one in Canakkale is far more interesting given the history and exhibits there. Spectacular views of Ankara from the heights. Other than... More 

Thank N0ahsdad
Ankara, Turkey
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

the security should be improve or at least someone watching the behaviour of local teenagers at the walls! Quite annoying and they were throwing rocks from there to anywhere without caring of people around at all!!!

Thank luisbarretod

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