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Ankara Citadel (Hisar)

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Address: Ankara, Turkey
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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The place to shop!

Besides from the awesome view ( really good, seriously!), there are numerous boutiques filled with souvenirs, jewels, carpets, traditional clothes and pottery.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Lille, France
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Had an hour to spare and thought I'd give this site a visit. The actual citadel is interesting with great views of the city around you. The houses and streets around it are falling apart, with lots of building work going on. I did visit a museum which was interesting with numerous artefacts going back in time a long way.

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Lille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Besides from the awesome view ( really good, seriously!), there are numerous boutiques filled with souvenirs, jewels, carpets, traditional clothes and pottery.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The views from the top of the citadel are absolutely amazing. You will have a complete 360 degree panoramic view of Ankara, with snow capped mountains lingering in the background, just beyond the reaches of this massive city. The shopping around the citadel is also quite fun. Lots of places to haggle and bargain for silver and rugs and ceramics... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Military builders have always understood the premium location the highest point in the "hood" would have in controlling the flow of traffic. The Fort or Citadel is a living relic. Come here for scenic views and watching the sun rrise/set. Lovely. There is a bazaar for shopping. Just down the hill is the Museum for Ancient Civilization which is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Beautiful view of the city. Enjoyed going thru the little streets and shops. Try to go on a weekday, when there aren't so many tourists. Much better prices than the Grand Bazar in Istanbul .

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It's another must in Ankara to see Turkey's capital from the top. There are so many other attractions around. The area is recently restored and it's well done. Get a map from a touristic office before you climb up on the walls. And be careful, there are no fenches to protect you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The citadel is frankly only of passing interest. But the area nearby is worth a visit. Good shops and restaurants, and a glimpse of old Ankara.

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great views of the city on a clear day. Some sidewalk vendors along the path up. Watch for drop offs when on top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Gr8 for taking pictures :) near a gr8 shoping area and Turkich Hamam:) i recomend Sengul hamam is the beat with cheap prices als :)

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Ankara Castle is not the old but very old Ankara. It was not that interesting until a few months ago. But now the area has been renovated so that walking in the tiny roads is very interesting. There are good restaurant as well. Anatolian Civilizations Museum is also there but you need a few hours for this museum and it... More 

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