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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
Jasmin U
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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Skipton, United Kingdom
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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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Tehran Province, Iran
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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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Shelton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is the center of old Ankara. You will find fascinating shops below the actual citadel. There are shops catering to farmers, huge iron dog collars with spikes to prevent wolves from biting the shepherd's dogs necks, old-fashioned devices for separating wheat from chaff by hand, drop spindles for making yarn, all sorts of Turkish hand made items, and offers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It is easy to understand why this mountain has been the citadel transcending three great cultural shifts. The views are spectacular and the restaurant is out of the 16th century.

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

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