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Ankara Citadel (Hisar)

Address: Ankara, Turkey (Çankaya)
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Ranked #14 of 273 things to do in Ankara
Type: Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: The foundations of this structure were laid by Galatians and...
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Type: Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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 the citadel contains many fine examples of traditional architecture.
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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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 via mobile

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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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

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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france
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

for a nice walk in the old city, a lot of shops, little street, very nicely renovated. Not the best odl city I ever saw but if you are in the area it is nice to see.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is a wonderful place to escape the awful traffic of modern Ankara and stroll along ancient streets made for walking. The old houses and shops are a mix of decaying and restored buildings, all beautiful. Some residential streets are quite deserted, while the bazaar streets are lively and exciting. Be careful once you reach the top as there are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

While the view from the top of the citadel is very good, take the time to explore the streets in the surrounding neighborhood. you can either walk past the entry to the citadel or exit to the right as you descend down from your visit and then turn up any of the side streets. You'll find homes that are built... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

...that has not been "Disneyfied". Real people live here and walk around giving tourists dirty looks as we take up space and peer at their everyday lives as if they were animals at a zoo. Not recommended for the mobility impaired.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

very well maintained by government of turkey and still habitable for local people. the walk up is great experience and variety to choose from the street shop. nice deal if you could bargain well.

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Budapest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The hill of the citadel is sorrounded by the moderne metropolis. But, if you enter inside the walls, you find yourself in an old village. Not a skansen, but a REAL village with women in old style Turkish garments, animals in the yards etc. Really atmospheric! Then, go to the renowed walls and bastion (if it is possible, at sunset),... More 

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