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Ankara Citadel (Hisar)

Ankara, Turkey (Çankaya)
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Ranked #15 of 106 Attractions in Ankara
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Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

nice place with small shops. The view on the city from the top of the city walls is amazing. People inside the citadel still live like in a traditional anatolian village. The whole area has been, and still is, under restoration.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The castle is a t the top of the hill and besides the castle itself it offers many fine examples of old ottoman Houses. There are many antique shops and restaurants to visit in that area. Also there are interesting local markets to wander through. Enjoy our afternoon ther.

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Kuala Lumpur
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I went to the Citadel for the market. I was fortunate to have a local friend to accompany me there. I enjoyed seeing the small shops and barganing for local antiques in between local snacks. It may be a hike for some, but it is worth it. You could see almost all of Ankara from the top.

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Kragero Municipality, Norway
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

on top of the hill formin part of the old town, with fantastic views of this huge an long stretched city of ca 405 mill people. Now almost totally renovated during the ast five years. Nice private houses, small handicraft shops and restaurants

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usa
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70 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

How much longer the old houses will remain is an open question, but seeing the old city contained within the citadel and walking on the walls at the top is worthwhile.

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Hong Kong, China
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

we stayed at a hotel just down from the citadel on our drive through to Cappadocia. The citadel gave a good view of the city. The walk up through the village was interesting. The thing we liked best though was the market just off the main street. The turkish delight in the market was some of the nicest we tasted... More

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New Delhi, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Amazing view of the whole city from the castle. The walk from the city centre up to the castle is amazing. Gives a good pulse of the city

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Padua, Italy
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

On the top of the hill the ruins of the caste, and all around a lot of small shops and coffee places. It is really nothing amazing, but i really love that place, the view and the atmosphere...

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Wimborne, Dorset
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Interesting but would be even more so if there was more sign posts to tell you what you're looking at.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It is worth the climb up from the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations below, with several routes up and down for pedestrians. There are shops and restaurants within the Citadel walls, as well as many private houses. The stone walls had remnants of Roman inscriptions and sculptures inserted in them. Many streets were being repaired when I was there. The view... More

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