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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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A great starting point for the city

The citadel provides a great overview of the city. Prepare to spend at least an hour or two wandering around the neighborhood below the citadel which is full of excellent craft... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The citadel provides a great overview of the city. Prepare to spend at least an hour or two wandering around the neighborhood below the citadel which is full of excellent craft shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Short climb with a great view of Ankara from the fort. Unfortunately its not a very well maintained place, but still a nice enough place for a quick visit

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great place to wander around. Nice little restaurants and shops. The castle a bit disappointing but still god to see with great views

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Podgorica, Montenegro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The food was briliant. very traditional and fresh. Also, staff of the restourant were very pleasent!

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Tabriz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

You can see many kind of Houses around this castle. some of that houses have built on the wall of this castle.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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